Remittance Trends over Time

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Remittance Trends over Time

This time series chart shows annual remittance inflows and outflows by country from 1970 to present (either in current U.S. dollars or as a share of total gross domestic product). Multiple countries can be selected from the menu.

Notes: 

1) Note that dollar values are not constant between years, e.g. a 1970 dollar may have greater purchasing power than a 2012 dollar.

Source: 

1) Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the World Bank Prospects Group. Annual Remittance Data (October 2013 update).  Available here: http://go.worldbank.org/092X1CHHD0

2) Gross domestic product estimates are from Migration Policy Institute tabulations of World Bank World Development Indicators data. GDP (current US$). Available here: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD