Total Remittance Inflows and Outflows, 1980 - Present


Total Remittance Inflows and Outflows, 1980 - Present

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 U.S. dollar values are not constant between years, e.g., a 1980 dollar may have greater purchasing power than a 2020 dollar.


1) Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the World Bank Prospects Group. Annual Remittance Data (May 2021 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$) (June 2021 update). Available here: