Workers' remittances paid reached 530 USD mil in 2010 in Syria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 151 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Syria reached an all time high of 530 USD mil in 2010 and an all time low of 11.0 USD mil in 1994. When compared to Syria's main peers, workers' remittances paid in Iraq amounted to 48.4 USD mil, 605 USD mil in Jordan, 4,390 USD mil in Lebanon and 190 USD mil in Turkey in 2010.
Syria has been ranked 55th within the group of 154 countries we follow in terms of workers' remittances paid, 18 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.