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Which Country Benefits from Workers Abroad?

Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) (USD mil), 2020 or latest
Economy | July 1, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 162 countries in 2020, India ranked the highest in workers' remittances received with USD 83,149 bil followed by Mexico and Philippines. On the other end of the scale was Suriname with USD 0.519 bil, Turkmenistan with USD 1.00 bil and Papua New Guinea with USD 2.00 bil.

Total workers' remittances received reached USD 646,237,381 bil in 2020 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.19 % less than in the previous year and 35.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total workers' remittances received reached an all time high of USD 653,933,202 bil in 2019 and an all time low of USD 1,929,281 bil in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 12.3 % 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 2020.

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

Workers' Remittances, Received (USD) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bangladesh USD mil 14,988 15,296 13,574 13,502 15,566
Belgium USD mil 12,161 10,465 10,786 11,435 12,444
China USD mil 29,911 33,105 26,883 28,676 24,306
Egypt USD mil 19,570 18,325 18,590 24,737 25,516
France USD mil 25,358 24,067 24,042 24,885 26,879
Germany USD mil 17,075 15,578 15,198 15,688 16,888
Guatemala USD mil 5,751 6,482 7,363 8,394 9,438
India USD mil 70,389 68,910 62,744 68,967 78,790
Mexico USD mil 24,802 26,233 28,691 32,271 35,768
Nigeria USD mil 20,999 20,626 19,698 22,037 24,311
Pakistan USD mil 17,244 19,306 19,819 19,856 21,193
Philippines USD mil 28,691 29,799 31,142 32,810 33,809
Russia USD mil 7,777 6,903 6,689 8,235 9,287
Ukraine USD mil 7,354 8,474 9,472 12,132 14,694
Vietnam USD mil 12,000 13,000 14,000 15,000 16,000