USA: Remittances as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1977 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 0.03 percent with a minumum of 0 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 0.04 percent in 1999. 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 IMFs Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees.