KARACHI - Remittances sent home by the overseas Pakistanis continued to show a rising trend as an amount of $3,832.64 million was received in the first five months (July-November) of the current fiscal year 2009-10, showing an increase of $866.13 million or 29.20 per cent over the same period of the last fiscal year. The amount of $3,832.64 million includes $0.93 million received through encashment and profit earned on Foreign Exchange Bearer Certificates (FEBCs) and Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates (FCBCs). In November 2009, an amount of $742.79 million was sent home by the overseas Pakistanis, up 19.70 per cent or $122.27 million, when compared with $620.52 million received in the same month of last year. State Bank of Pakistan reported on Thursday that the inflow of remittances in the July-Nov period from UAE, USA, Saudi Arabia, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman), UK and EU countries amounted to $854.21 million, $797.18 million, $708.35 million, $544.88 million, $408.49 million and $123.90 million respectively as compared to $534.25 million, $767.12 million, $600.25 million, $496.21 million, $188.95 million and $81.02 million respectively in the July-November, 2008 period. Remittances received from Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during the first five months of the current fiscal year amounted to $394.60 million as against $298.39 million in the same period of last year. The monthly average remittances for the July-November 2009 period comes out to $766.52 million as compared to $593.30 million during the same corresponding period of the last fiscal year, registering an increase of 29.20 per cent. During November 2009, remittances from UAE, USA, Saudi Arabia, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman), UK and EU countries amounted to $174.98 million, $144.12 million, $134.75 million, $109.65 million, $92.67 million and $21.68 million respectively as compared to $146.16 million, $140.19 million, $105.45 million, $100.74 million, $39.18 million and $15.87 million in November 2008. Remittances received from Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan and other countries during November 2009 amounted to $64.86 million compared with $72.77 million in the same month last year.