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).

Notes: 

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.

Source: 

1) Migration Policy Institute tabulation of data from the World Bank Prospects Group. Annual Remittance Data (May 2021 update). Available here: www.worldbank.org/en/topic/migrationremittancesdiasporaissues/brief/migration-remittances-data.

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: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD.