Total Remittance Inflows and Outflows

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Total Remittance Inflows and Outflows

This map displays total remittance inflows and outflows by country. Remittance volume is displayed either by current U.S. dollar (USD) value or as a share of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Countries are also colored according to whether they are majority remittance receiving or remittance sending.

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 tabulation 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 tabulation of data from the World Bank's World Development Indicators. GDP (current US$). Available here: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD