Who Depends the Most on Money from Workers Abroad?

Workers' Remittances, Received (As % of GDP) (%), 2016 or latest
Economy | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 156 countries in 2016, Liberia ranked the highest in workers' remittances received as a share of GDP with 0.306% followed by Kyrgyzstan and Nepal. On the other end of the scale was Angola with < 0.001%, Dem. Republic of the Congo with < 0.001% and South Sudan with < 0.001%.

Average workers' remittances received as a share of GDP reached 0.007% in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.92 % less than in the previous year and 19.5 % 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 4.25 % since 1970.

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