Statistics: $21 billion remittances from Egyptians working in the Gulf during 2021


The data of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics revealed the development of remittances from Egyptians working abroad in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, where they witnessed an increase in total remittances to reach $20.9 billion during the fiscal year 2020/2021, while it was about $18.8 billion during the fiscal year 2019/2020, with an increase of about 11.1%.

Statistics Authority data showed the list of countries with the highest records of Egyptian remittances during that period, and Saudi Arabia came at the forefront of the ranking, with the value of its workers’ remittances amounting to about $11.2 billion, during the fiscal year 2020/2021, followed by Kuwait with a value of 4.4 billion dollars, and then the UAE with a value of 3.4 billion. One billion dollars, then Qatar with 1.5 billion dollars, then the Sultanate of Oman with 162 million dollars, and finally Bahrain with 104.1 million dollars.

Statistics Authority data indicated that the value of remittances from Egyptians working in Saudi Arabia rose to $11.2 billion during the fiscal year 2020/2021, compared to $9.6 billion during the previous fiscal year 2019/2020, with an increase of 17%, while the value of remittances from Saudis working in Egypt amounted to 18.5 One million dollars during the fiscal year 2020/2021, compared to 17.6 million dollars during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, an increase of 4.9%.

The value of remittances from Egyptians working in the Sultanate of Oman increased to 162 million dollars during the fiscal year 2020/2021, compared to 160.4 million dollars during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, an increase of 1%.

As for the UAE, the value of remittances from working Egyptians increased to 3.5 billion dollars during the fiscal year 2020/2021, compared to 3.4 billion dollars during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, an increase of 1.4%, and the remittances of Egyptians working in Jordan rose to 774.2 million dollars during the 2020 fiscal year. /2021, compared to $678.5 million during the fiscal year 2019/2020, an increase of 14.1%.

In Qatar, the value of remittances from Egyptians working in Qatar increased to 1.5 billion dollars during the fiscal year 2020/2021, compared to 1.3 billion dollars during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, an increase of 14.3%.

The number of Egyptians in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries reached 4.7 million, according to the mission’s estimates until the end of 2020.

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