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Which Country Benefits from Workers Abroad?

Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) (USD mil), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 161 countries in 2019, India ranked the highest in workers' remittances received with USD 83,332 bil followed by Mexico and Philippines. On the other end of the scale was Suriname with USD 0.299 bil, Turkmenistan with USD 1.00 bil and Papua New Guinea with USD 2.51 bil.

Total workers' remittances received reached USD 654,327,137 bil in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.35 % less than in the previous year and 36.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total workers' remittances received reached an all time high of USD 654,327,137 bil in 2019 and an all time low of USD 1,929,281 bil in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 12.6 % since 1970.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 0.013 % of workers' remittances received in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 0.025 % share while the ten largest countries some 0.049 % in 2019.

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

Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bangladesh USD mil 13,867 14,988 15,296 13,574 13,502
Belgium USD mil 11,695 12,161 10,465 10,786 11,435
China USD mil 17,790 29,911 44,445 35,226 28,676
Egypt USD mil 17,833 19,570 18,325 18,590 24,737
France USD mil 24,412 25,358 24,067 24,042 24,885
Germany USD mil 16,396 17,075 15,578 15,198 15,800
Guatemala USD mil 5,304 5,751 6,482 7,363 8,394
India USD mil 69,970 70,389 68,910 62,744 68,967
Indonesia USD mil 7,614 8,551 9,659 8,907 8,990
Mexico USD mil 23,189 24,802 26,233 28,691 32,271
Nigeria USD mil 20,797 20,999 20,626 19,698 22,037
Pakistan USD mil 14,629 17,244 19,306 19,819 19,856
Philippines USD mil 26,717 28,691 29,799 31,142 32,810
Ukraine USD mil 9,667 7,354 8,474 9,472 12,132
Vietnam USD mil ... 11,000 12,000 13,000 14,000 15,000