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According to Mr Minh, the amount would likely reach USD5.2 billion, up 6% over a year earlier.

The economic situation in countries with remittances to Vietnam is quite positive. The US sent the most remittances to the country, accounting for more than 60%; followed by the EU (19%) and other continents (20%).

In fact, the remittances still mainly flow into business activities (72%), real estate (22%) and the rest are for supporting relatives./.