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Remittance Statistics

The Bank compiles remittance statistics from banks and foreign exchange dealers to meet the requirements of two different initiatives at the national level, notably, the National Migration and Development Policy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The definition of remittance is in accordance with the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual Sixth Edition (BPM6) and the International Transactions in Remittances-Guide for Compilers and Users of the International Monetary Fund. Remittance statistics thus pertain to transactions that go through formal channels and, consequently, exclude remittances that are either in kind or hand-carried.

It is worth noting that Mauritius is already compliant with Target 10c of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that is, to reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent by 2030.

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