The amounts transferred home to private individuals by Moldovans who are abroad through authorized banks this February came to US$ 93.48 million, an increase of 18.3% on last February, IPN reports, with reference to the National Bank of Moldova.
The transfers from the EU represented 38.7% of the remittances, those from the CIS - 30%, while those from the rest of the world - 31.3%. The transfers from Russia made up 29% (US$ 27.07m), down 2.8% on last February, from Israel – 17.9% (US$ 16.73m), while from Italy – 13% (US$ 12.19m).
The transfers from the U.S. represented 8.1% (US$7.57m), from Germany – 6.2% (US$ 5.80m), from the UK – 5.1% (US$ 4.75m), from France – 3.3% (US$ 3.12m), from Spain – 1.3% (US$ 1.20m), from Turkey – 1.2% (US$ 1.11m), from Ireland – 1.2% (US$ 1.14m), from Romania – 1.1% (US$ 1.02m).
The remittances in US dollars accounted for 48.9% of the transfers, down 0.6%, in euros for 45.1%, up 3.6%, while in Russian rubles for 6%, down 3%.