Workers' remittances paid reached 4,454 USD mil in 2017 in Lebanon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.78 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Lebanon reached an all time high of 5,749 USD mil in 2009 and an all time low of 2,521 USD mil in 2002. When compared to Lebanon's main peers, workers' remittances paid in Cyprus amounted to 758 USD mil, 5,967 USD mil in Israel and 673 USD mil in Jordan in 2017.
Lebanon has been ranked 28th 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.