Afghanistan: Remittances

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 Afghanistan

Remittances, million USD

 Latest value 722.23
 Year 2020
 Measure million U.S. dollars
 Data availability 2008 - 2020
 Average 329.56
 Min - Max 17.64 - 753.35
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2008 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 329.56 million U.S. dollars with a minimum of 17.64 million U.S. dollars in 2008 and a maximum of 753.35 million U.S. dollars in 2019. The latest value from 2020 is 722.23 million U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 143 countries is 3126.87 million U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Remittances - recent values

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Afghanistan - Remittances - historical chart - 2008-2020




Remittances are the money sent home by people who work in a foreign country. These are, for example, the money sent to Mexico by Mexican workers in the U.S.
Definition: Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


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 Imports, billion dollars 5.29 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 0.14 2021 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.02 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.00 2020 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 11.16 2020 percent
 Current account, in dollars -3.14 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -22.73 2021 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -5.51 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 9.75 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 2.10 2021 percent
 Remittances 722.23 2020 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 2,997.40 2020 million USD
 External debt 24.18 2021 percent
 Short-term external debt 11.61 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 4.46 2020 percent
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