Workers' remittances paid reached 944 USD mil in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.51 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 944 USD mil in 2017 and an all time low of 12.4 USD mil in 1996. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, workers' remittances paid in India amounted to 6,959 USD mil, 2,758 USD mil in Malaysia, 418 USD mil in Maldives and 96.4 USD mil in Myanmar in 2017.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 45th within the group of 142 countries we follow in terms of workers' remittances paid, 13 places above 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.