Jordan’s revenues from tourism up 14 percent: Central Bank of Jordan

Published April 23rd, 2017 - 02:34 GMT
A fresco at Quseir Amra desert castle near the capital Amman. (Pixabay)
A fresco at Quseir Amra desert castle near the capital Amman. (Pixabay)

Remittances of Jordanian expatriates rose by 3.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 standing at $856 million, compared to $607 million in the same period of 2016, according Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) Adel Al-Sharkas.

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Earlier, the CBJ announced that the Kingdom's tourism revenues rose by 14.1 percent reaching $988 million, compared to $866 million in the same period of last year.

Total income from tourism and remittances by Jordanian expatriates at the end of the first quarter in 2017 stood at 1.844 billion.

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According to CBJ statement, remittances of Jordanian expatriates in March rose by 2.2 percent standing at $296 million compared to $289.4 million in the same period of 2016.

 


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