Total Remittance Inflows and Outflows


Total Remittance Inflows and Outflows

This map displays total remittance inflows and outflows by country since 1980. Remittance volume is displayed either by current U.S. dollar (USD) value or as a share of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Countries are colored according to whether they send more remittances than they receive (brown) or they receive more than they send (blue).


1) Note that dollar values are not constant between years, e.g. a 1970 dollar may have greater purchasing power than a 2018 dollar.


1) Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the World Bank Prospects Group. Annual Remittance Data (April 2020 update). Available here:

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: