AMMAN — Jordanian expatriates' remittances increased by 1.5 per cent in 2022 compared with the previous year, reaching a total $3.452 billion.

The figure constitutes 93.1 per cent of pre-pandemic remittance levels recorded in 2019, according to data from the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) released on Wednesday.

On a monthly scale, CBJ figures from December 2022 showed that Jordanian remittances increased by 6.7 per cent compared with the same period of 2021, reaching $319.3 million, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Approximately 786,000 Jordanians, or about 10.5 per cent of the Jordanian population, are living overseas.

One-third of Jordanian expatriates live in Saudi Arabia, followed by the UAE, the US, Kuwait and Qatar.

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