MINSK, 17 February (BelTA) – The amount of remittances to Belarus from abroad increased by 15% in 2016, reads the statistical report of Belarus National Bank, BelTA has learned.
In 2016 the citizens received $323.4 million in remittances from abroad through international money transfer systems. In 2015 the figure stood at $280.85 million. Meanwhile, $151.3 million was sent from Belarus abroad in 2016 (vs $155.9 million in 2015).
Belarusians received the biggest amount of remittances, $95.9 million, in Q4 2016. The average amount of a money transfer in 2016 was $314.56 ($341.6 in the previous year).
Money transfers were carried out through international money transfer systems such as Western Union, Unistream, Golden Crown, Contact, BLIZKO, Leader, MoneyGram, Colibri, Faster, Anelik, and InterExpress.More about Economy