* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
India: Remittances as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for India from 1975 to 2017. The average value for India during that period was 2.1 percent with a minumum of 0.44 percent in 1975 and a maximum of 4.21 percent in 2008. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. 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. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees.