South Korea: Remittances

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 South Korea

Remittances, million USD

 Latest value 7,824.50
 Year 2022
 Measure million U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1976 - 2022
 Average 4,059.18
 Min - Max 47.00 - 7,824.50
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1976 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 4059.18 million U.S. dollars with a minimum of 47 million U.S. dollars in 1976 and a maximum of 7824.5 million U.S. dollars in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 7824.5 million U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 181 countries is 4215.66 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
South Korea - Remittances - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - Remittances - historical chart - 1976-2022




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 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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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