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Bangladeshis, Indians send Rs1.58billion back home

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Foreign workers transferred Rs 2.06 billion out of Mauritius in the first quarter of 2021 against Rs 2.01 billion for the same period last year, according to a report from the Bank of Mauritius.

Some 76.9% of the amount were transferred to the two top destination countries, Bangladesh (Rs853 million or 41.4%) and India (Rs730 million or 35.5%). The French were third with Rs 80 million.

Conversely, Mauritians sent Rs 616 million on Q1: 2021, a drop of Rs 126 million over one year. The bulk of remittances inflows originated from the two main source countries, France with Rs178 million (or 28.9%) and United Kingdom with Rs80 million (or 13%). Mauritians sent Rs 37 million from Kenya.

The overall average charge for inward workers’ remittances, based on the amount transferred, stood at 0.03% in 2021Q1. 

The average commission charged by domestic banks and foreign exchange dealers in 2021Q1 amounted to 0.7% of the total amount remitted. 

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