India received $56 billion in remittances in FY'11

Updated on Nov 25, 2011 04:06 PM IST

India received $55.9 billion in remittances in the year 2010-11, an increase of $2 billion vis-a-vis the previous year, foreign affairs minister Vayalar Ravi said today.

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PTI | By, New Delhi

India received $55.9 billion in remittances in the year 2010-11, an increase of $2 billion vis-a-vis the previous year, foreign affairs minister Vayalar Ravi said on Friday.

India received $53.9 billion in remittances in the year 2009-10, while in 2008-09, the amount was $46.9 billion.

The World Bank had said in a report earlier this year that Indian expatriates are expected to remit about $55 billion into the country in 2010-11 and it will be the top receiver of remittances worldwide.

The top remitting countries in 2009 were the USA ($48.3 billion), Saudi Arabia ($26 billion) and Switzerland ($19.6 billion).

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