Who Depends the Most on Money from Workers Abroad?

Workers' Remittances, Received (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 158 countries in 2019, Tajikistan ranked the highest in workers' remittances received as a share of GDP with 0.286% followed by Kyrgyzstan and Nepal. On the other end of the scale was Angola with < 0.001%, Turkmenistan with < 0.001% and Suriname with < 0.001%.

Average workers' remittances received as a share of GDP reached 0.008% in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.863 % less than in the previous year and 14.0 % 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 4.03 % since 1970.

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

Workers' Remittances, Received (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
El Salvador % 0.180% 0.184% 0.182% 0.189% 0.200%
Gambia % ... ... ... ... 0.080% 0.112% 0.099% 0.140% 0.152%
Haiti % 0.123% 0.134% 0.148% 0.172% 0.191%
Honduras % 0.167% 0.171% 0.175% 0.178% 0.187%
Jamaica % 0.152% 0.163% 0.166% 0.173% 0.166%
Kosovo % ... ... ... ... ... 0.150% 0.149% 0.151% 0.147% 0.153%
Kyrgyzstan % 0.311% 0.300% 0.253% 0.293% 0.323%
Lebanon % ... ... ... 0.161% 0.149% 0.150% 0.149% 0.133%
Lesotho % 0.191% 0.157% 0.156% 0.209% 0.229%
Moldova % 0.231% 0.218% 0.199% 0.182% 0.169%
Nepal % 0.290% 0.294% 0.314% 0.312% 0.275%
Palestine % 0.110% 0.129% 0.130% 0.135% 0.148% ...
Tajikistan % 0.438% 0.371% 0.288% 0.269% 0.313%
Uzbekistan % 0.097% 0.089% 0.059% 0.071% 0.121%
Yemen % 0.083% 0.078% 0.079% 0.122% 0.141%