KARACHI: The foreign exchange inflows through Roshan Digital Account (RDA) reached $2.114 billion at the end of August.
The State Bank of Pakistan’s data shows that the RDA inflows have significantly gone up since June this year, which puts the government in a better position to face a much bigger current account deficit expected in FY22.
The RDA was introduced in September 2020 and initially it attracted deposits of just $7m. Inflows picked up momentum reaching $250m during Sept to Dec 2020.
However, in first 8 months of calendar year 2021, the inflows grew rapidly by $1.864bn taking the total to $2.114bn by end of August, which alone witnessed an inflow of $245m.
Out of the total inflows Naya Pakistan Certificates attracted $1,475m so far. The State Bank’s data shows that the country received $307m in July compared to $310m in June reflecting the higher trend with inflow of over $300m per month.