Which Country Benefits from Workers Abroad?

Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) (USD mil), 2017 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 160 countries in 2017, India ranked the highest in workers' remittances received with USD 68,967 bil followed by Philippines and Mexico. On the other end of the scale was Suriname with USD 0.657 bil, Angola with USD 1.42 bil and Maldives with USD 4.02 bil.

Total workers' remittances received reached USD 580,493,283 bil in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.31 % more than in the previous year and 39.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total workers' remittances received reached an all time high of USD 580,493,283 bil in 2017 and an all time low of USD 1,929,281 bil in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 12.9 % since 1970.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 0.012 % of workers' remittances received in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 0.023 % share while the ten largest countries some 0.049 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) indicator page.

Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh USD mil 12,071 14,120 13,867 14,988 15,296
Belgium USD mil 11,066 10,626 11,224 11,427 9,966
China USD mil 16,568 17,066 17,790 29,911 44,445
Egypt USD mil 14,324 19,236 17,833 19,570 18,325
France USD mil 22,927 22,674 24,413 25,351 24,058
Germany USD mil 15,328 14,643 16,398 17,069 15,812
India USD mil 62,499 68,821 69,970 70,389 68,910
Indonesia USD mil 6,924 7,212 7,614 8,551 9,659
Italy USD mil 8,726 9,169 9,436 10,096 9,606
Mexico USD mil 23,446 23,209 23,189 24,802 26,233
Nigeria USD mil 20,617 20,543 20,797 20,806 21,158
Pakistan USD mil 12,263 14,007 14,629 17,244 19,306
Philippines USD mil 23,054 24,610 26,717 28,691 29,799
Ukraine USD mil 7,822 8,449 9,667 7,354 8,474
Vietnam USD mil ... ... ... 8,600 10,000 11,000 12,000 13,200