The Bank of Jamaica says net remittances for June this year, came in at USD$174-million, a 13-percent increase over the figure for June last year.

The BOJ says that in June, a net figure of USD$118-million was sent to Jamaica from persons living in the United States.

Twenty-seven million US came from the United Kingdom, $21-million from Canada, $10-million from the Cayman Islands and USD$13-million US from other destinations.

The BOJ says that for the first six months this year, net remittances came in at USD$986-million, a 4-percent increase over the corresponding period in 2014.

Additionally, between April and June this year, net remittances amounted to USD$515-million, a 6-percent increase when compared to the fist three months of the previous fiscal year.