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‘$7.8 billion recorded in tourism revenues, expat remittances’

By JT - Feb 27,2017 - Last updated at Feb 27,2017

AMMAN — Tourism revenues and expatriates’ remittances stood at $7.8 billion in 2016, witnessing an increase in the last quarter, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported on Monday, citing Central Bank of Jordan figures.

The figures showed that the remittances stood at $3.7 billion, recording a 2.4 per cent drop compared to 2015.

The figures also indicated that tourism income, despite a 0.5 per cent drop compared to the previous year, reached $4.1 billion. The indicators showed a recovery since September 2016. 



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