Georgia receives $105.4m from 13 largest donor countries
Tuesday, July 19
Georgia is receiving more money from abroad, show the latest figures from the National Bank of Georgia (NBG).
The sum of money transfers coming into Georgia in June 2016 was 4.9 percent or $4.9 million USD more year-on-year (y/y), said NBG.
Remittance figures showed $105.4 million was transferred into Georgia in June 2016.
The NBG said 91.7 percent of total money transfers from abroad came from 13 largest donor countries, where the amount transferred from of these countries each exceeded $1 million.
Meanwhile, in June 2015 the share of these 13 countries constituted 92.1 percent of the total volume of money transfers.
In June 2016 Georgias top 13 donor countries were:
Russia - $35.9 million;
Greece - $13.2 million;
Italy - $11.5 million;
United States - $10.7 million;
Turkey - $7.8 million;
Israel - $5.1 million;
Spain - $2.9 million;
Germany - $2.9 million;
Ukraine - $1.6 million;
United Kingdom - $1.4 million;
Iraq - $1.2 million;
Kazakhstan - $1.2 million;
France - $1.2 million;
Other countries 68.8 million.
Last month, $16.5 million was transferred out of Georgia, compared to $14.3 million in June 2015, said the NBG.