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16 Jan, 2014

Indonesian migrant workers’ remitted US$7.35 billion in 2013 | The Jakarta Post

The National Labor Placement and Protection Agency BNP2TKI said the realization of overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant workers amounted to Rp 88.6 trillion (US$7.35 billion) during the period of January-December 2013, with an exchange rate assumption of Rp 12,000 per dollar. The amount is greater than the money remitted by foreign workers in the same period of 2012, which amounted to Rp 67.87 trillion according to BNP2TKI head Jumhur Hidayat. Nationally, he said, there were around 6 million migrant workers who contributed a great deal to the foreign exchange reserves to Indonesia.

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