Workers' remittances paid reached 20.2 USD mil in 2017 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.9 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Kenya reached an all time high of 171 USD mil in 2014 and an all time low of 2.92 USD mil in 1989. When compared to Kenya's main peers, workers' remittances paid in Ethiopia amounted to 12.5 USD mil, 114 USD mil in Tanzania and 319 USD mil in Uganda in 2017.
Kenya has been ranked 131st within the group of 142 countries we follow in terms of workers' remittances paid, 7 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.