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Jordanian expats in Qatar send home $400m in 2021

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AMMAN — Remittances of Jordanian workers in Qatar surged to $400 million in 2021, up by $100 million or 25 percent from the $300 million recorded in 2020, according to estimates by Qatari exchange companies, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Hamad Al Mathoury, a Qatari exchanger, told Petra that the pandemic had a toll on remittances from the Arab Gulf region in 2020, but outbound transfers returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2021.

Expats’ remittance in Qatar was down by 10.2 percent in 2020, at $10.8 billion from $11.9 billion in 2019, according to data by the Qatar Central Bank.

About 65,000 Jordanians work in Qatar, mainly in education and healthcare. Also, many Jordanians work for public sector employers in the Arab Gulf nation.

According to recent data announced by the Central Bank of Jordan, remittances by all Jordanian expatriates in the first ten months of 2021 inched up by 0.6 percent, hitting JD2 billion.

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