Workers' remittances paid reached 5,283 USD mil in 2017 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.26 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Japan reached an all time high of 5,283 USD mil in 2017 and an all time low of 130 USD mil in 1977. When compared to Japan's main peers, workers' remittances paid in China amounted to 16,178 USD mil, 20,610 USD mil in Russia, 12,366 USD mil in South Korea and 67,964 USD mil in USA in 2017.
Japan has been ranked 23rd within the group of 142 countries we follow in terms of workers' remittances paid, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by non-resident workers.