ISLAMABAD, Aug 24 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said Pakistan’s economy was on right track with significant achievements in exports sector and foreign remittances.
“This strong turnaround is a result of continuing recovery in exports, which rose 20 % compared to June 2020, and record remittances,” he said in a tweet.
MashaAllah Pakistan’s economy is on the right track. After current account balance posted deficit of $613 mn in July 2019 & a deficit of $100 mn in June 2020, in July 2020 current account balance swung upwards to a surplus of $424 mn.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 24, 2020
Imran Khan said, ” MashaAllah, Pakistan’s economy is on the right track”.
He mentioned that current account balance posted deficit of $613 million in July 2019 and a deficit of $100 million in June 2020.
In July 2020, current account balance swung upwards to a surplus of $424 million, he added.
Pakistan’s current account balance swung into a surplus of $424 million in July 2020 after posting a deficit of $100 million in last month.
The current account balance improved by 244% in July as compared to the current account deficit of $613 million in same month a year ago, according to a data released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday.
This is the fourth monthly surplus since last October, the Central Bank said in a statement.
Strong turnaround is due to a continued recovery in exports and record-high remittances, with support from several policy and administrative initiatives by SBP and government, it added.
In July the oversees Pakistanis transferred record remittances worth of $2.768 billion in the corresponding month which is the highest ever amount for the country in a single month while in same month of last year the remittances were recorded at $2.028 billion.
According to the data, the Current Account Balance without official transfers also witnessed a surplus of $401 million in July as compared to the deficit of $716 million in same month of last year.
Balance of trade in goods plunged by 11.78 percent from $1.968 billion in July 2019 to $1.736 billion in July this year.
PTI govt inherited a current account deficit of 2 billion $/ month as a legacy of PML N. In july 2020 Pakistan ran a current account surplus of 424 million $. Remember the current account deficits have led to massive external debt and compromises our independence and security
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) August 24, 2020
Similarly, balance of trade in services also narrowed by 13.8 percent to $362 million compared to $420 million in July 2019.
As a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), the current account balance witnessed a surplus of 1.9 percent in the first month of current fiscal year as opposed to deficit of 2.8 percent in the same period of last year.