Who Depends the Most on Money from Workers Abroad?

Workers' Remittances, Received (As % of GDP) (%), 2017 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 158 countries in 2017, South Sudan ranked the highest in workers' remittances received as a share of GDP with 0.373% followed by Kyrgyzstan and Haiti. On the other end of the scale was Angola with < 0.001%, Chile with < 0.001% and Kuwait with < 0.001%.

Average workers' remittances received as a share of GDP reached 0.007% in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.637 % less than in the previous year and 14.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average workers' remittances received as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 0.008% in 2015 and an all time low of 0.001% in 1976. The average annual growth amounted to 4.15 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Workers' Remittances, Received (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Workers' Remittances, Received (As % of GDP) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Armenia % 0.177% 0.180% 0.197% 0.179% 0.141%
El Salvador % 0.180% 0.183% 0.180% 0.184% 0.185%
Gambia % ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.102% 0.117% 0.080% 0.109% 0.098%
Haiti % ... 0.206% 0.204% 0.211% 0.225% 0.252%
Honduras % 0.159% 0.158% 0.167% 0.171% 0.175%
Jamaica % 0.146% 0.147% 0.153% 0.164% 0.167%
Kosovo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.148% 0.146% 0.150% 0.149% 0.151%
Kyrgyzstan % 0.276% 0.308% 0.311% 0.300% 0.253%
Lebanon % ... ... ... ... ... 0.172% 0.151% 0.163% 0.148% 0.150%
Lesotho % 0.233% 0.207% 0.183% 0.150% 0.148%
Moldova % 0.258% 0.273% 0.274% 0.260% 0.236%
Nepal % 0.223% 0.254% 0.290% 0.294% 0.314%
Palestine % 0.109% 0.154% 0.120% 0.142% 0.144%
South Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... < 0.001% 0.104% ...
Tajikistan % 0.417% 0.422% 0.435% 0.366% 0.288%