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Remittances as percent of GDP, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 176 countries was 5.31 percent.The highest value was in Tonga: 38.98 percent and the lowest value was in the Central African Republic: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Remittances, percent of GDP, 2020 Global rank Available data
Tonga 38.98 1 1975 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 31.14 2 1993 - 2020
Tajikistan 26.88 3 2002 - 2020
Lebanon 25.56 4 2002 - 2020
Samoa 25.29 5 1982 - 2020
Somalia 24.91 6 1979 - 2020
Nepal 24.25 7 1993 - 2020
El Salvador 24.07 8 1976 - 2020
Haiti 23.82 9 1971 - 2020
Honduras 23.45 10 1974 - 2020
Bermuda 22.87 11 2005 - 2020
Gambia 22.75 12 1978 - 2020
Jamaica 22.2 13 1976 - 2020
Lesotho 20.93 14 1975 - 2020
Comoros 18.58 15 1980 - 2020
Palestine 16.48 16 1995 - 2020
Moldova 15.82 17 1995 - 2020
Nicaragua 14.74 18 1977 - 2020
Guatemala 14.7 19 1977 - 2020
Cape Verde 14.43 20 1980 - 2020
Dominica 13.48 21 1977 - 2020
Georgia 13.32 22 1997 - 2020
Montenegro 12.57 23 2005 - 2020
G.-Bissau 12.22 24 1988 - 2020
Uzbekistan 11.65 25 2005 - 2020
Liberia 10.97 26 2004 - 2020
Vanuatu 10.92 27 1982 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 10.57 28 1970 - 2020
Armenia 10.5 29 1995 - 2020
Senegal 10.46 30 1974 - 2020
Zimbabwe 10.15 31 1977 - 2020
Ukraine 9.71 32 1996 - 2020
Albania 9.69 33 1992 - 2020
Philippines 9.64 34 1977 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 9.31 35 1998 - 2020
Jordan 8.93 36 1972 - 2020
Sri Lanka 8.82 37 1975 - 2020
Pakistan 8.69 38 1976 - 2020
Togo 8.59 39 1974 - 2020
Kiribati 8.24 40 1979 - 2020
Egypt 8.1 41 1977 - 2020
Guyana 8.01 42 1982 - 2020
Fiji 7.77 43 1979 - 2020
Belize 7.61 44 1984 - 2020
Croatia 7.35 45 1995 - 2020
Serbia 7.25 46 2005 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 6.96 47 1986 - 2020
Grenada 6.75 48 1986 - 2020
N. Caledonia 6.58 49 2002 - 2020
Morocco 6.46 50 1975 - 2020
Ghana 6.13 51 1979 - 2020
Bangladesh 5.82 52 1976 - 2020
Micronesia 5.73 53 2009 - 2020
Mali 5.71 54 1975 - 2020
Tunisia 5.57 55 1976 - 2020
Vietnam 5.01 56 2000 - 2020
Cambodia 4.92 57 1993 - 2020
Sierra Leone 4.36 58 1980 - 2020
Suriname 4.3 59 1977 - 2020
Mongolia 4.12 60 1998 - 2020
Nigeria 3.98 61 1977 - 2020
Mexico 3.94 62 1979 - 2020
Afghanistan 3.92 63 2005 - 2020
Niger 3.79 64 1974 - 2020
Madagascar 3.75 65 1974 - 2020
Saint Lucia 3.69 66 1983 - 2020
Bhutan 3.6 67 2005 - 2020
North Macedonia 3.41 68 1996 - 2020
Ecuador 3.37 69 1976 - 2020
Azerbaijan 3.29 70 1995 - 2020
Latvia 3.23 71 1996 - 2020
India 3.12 72 1975 - 2020
Kenya 3.09 73 1970 - 2020
Bolivia 3.08 74 1976 - 2020
Romania 3.06 75 1994 - 2020
Luxembourg 2.99 76 1995 - 2020
Burkina Faso 2.93 77 1974 - 2020
Burma 2.85 78 1987 - 2020
Swaziland 2.82 79 1974 - 2020
Uganda 2.82 80 1999 - 2020
Rwanda 2.75 81 1976 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 2.65 82 1986 - 2020
Mauritius 2.61 83 1994 - 2020
Colombia 2.56 84 1970 - 2020
Mozambique 2.49 85 1991 - 2020
Hungary 2.44 86 1995 - 2020
Belgium 2.43 87 1975 - 2020
Slovakia 2.34 88 1993 - 2020
Barbados 2.31 89 1974 - 2020
DR Congo 2.28 90 2005 - 2020
Cyprus 2.16 91 1976 - 2020
Mauritania 2.13 92 1975 - 2020
Djibouti 2.01 93 1991 - 2020
Malta 1.88 94 1971 - 2020
Sudan 1.84 95 1977 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 1.82 96 2001 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 1.78 97 1999 - 2020
Malawi 1.77 98 1994 - 2020
Czechia 1.71 99 1993 - 2020
Belarus 1.65 100 1993 - 2020
Estonia 1.65 101 1995 - 2020
Paraguay 1.65 102 1975 - 2020
Thailand 1.65 103 1975 - 2020
Burundi 1.64 104 2004 - 2020
Peru 1.46 105 1990 - 2020
Aruba 1.4 106 1991 - 2020
Lithuania 1.4 107 1995 - 2020
Bulgaria 1.37 108 1996 - 2020
Benin 1.31 109 1974 - 2020
Laos 1.22 110 1984 - 2020
Slovenia 1.2 111 1995 - 2020
Algeria 1.17 112 1970 - 2020
Poland 1.13 113 1994 - 2020
France 0.96 114 1975 - 2020
Indonesia 0.91 115 1983 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.91 116 1975 - 2020
Costa Rica 0.84 117 1977 - 2020
Palau 0.84 118 2005 - 2020
Panama 0.84 119 1977 - 2020
Seychelles 0.83 120 1989 - 2020
Cameroon 0.82 121 1979 - 2020
Iceland 0.76 122 1976 - 2020
Zambia 0.74 123 2003 - 2020
Austria 0.69 124 1970 - 2020
Russia 0.67 125 1994 - 2020
Namibia 0.61 126 1990 - 2020
Iran 0.57 127 1993 - 2020
Sweden 0.57 128 1970 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0.54 129 1975 - 2020
Italy 0.52 130 1970 - 2020
Tanzania 0.52 131 1995 - 2020
Germany 0.5 132 1971 - 2020
Qatar 0.45 133 2005 - 2020
South Korea 0.45 134 1976 - 2020
Denmark 0.42 135 1992 - 2020
Malaysia 0.42 136 1975 - 2020
Switzerland 0.39 137 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 0.38 138 1981 - 2020
Iraq 0.35 139 2005 - 2020
Greece 0.32 140 1976 - 2020
Portugal 0.32 141 1975 - 2020
Finland 0.3 142 1975 - 2020
Israel 0.28 143 1995 - 2020
Netherlands 0.26 144 1970 - 2020
Brazil 0.25 145 1975 - 2020
Botswana 0.24 146 1975 - 2020
South Africa 0.24 147 1970 - 2020
Spain 0.23 148 1975 - 2020
Kazakhstan 0.22 149 1995 - 2020
Uruguay 0.21 150 1979 - 2020
Argentina 0.16 151 1978 - 2020
Guinea 0.16 152 1986 - 2020
Norway 0.16 153 1975 - 2020
China 0.13 154 1982 - 2020
Gabon 0.12 155 1978 - 2020
Hong Kong 0.12 156 1998 - 2020
Maldives 0.12 157 1983 - 2020
UK 0.12 158 1987 - 2020
Turkey 0.11 159 1974 - 2020
Japan 0.1 160 1977 - 2020
Australia 0.09 161 1970 - 2020
Macao 0.07 162 2002 - 2020
New Zealand 0.07 163 1972 - 2020
Ireland 0.06 164 1990 - 2020
Canada 0.05 165 1995 - 2020
Oman 0.05 166 1978 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 0.04 167 2005 - 2020
Chile 0.03 168 1983 - 2020
USA 0.03 169 1977 - 2020
Angola 0.02 170 1996 - 2020
Kuwait 0.02 171 2005 - 2020
Brunei 0.01 172 2020 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0.01 173 1976 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0 174 1977 - 2020
Chad 0 175 1985 - 2020
Tuvalu 0 176 2001 - 2020


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.
38.98
31.14
26.88
25.56
25.29
24.91
24.25
24.07
23.82
23.45
22.87
22.75
22.20
20.93
18.58
16.48
15.82
14.74
14.70
14.43
13.48
13.32
12.57
12.22
11.65
10.97
10.92
10.57
10.50
10.46
10.15
9.71
9.69
9.64
9.31
8.93
8.82
8.69
8.59
8.24
8.10
8.01
7.77
7.61
7.35
7.25
6.96
6.75
6.58
6.46
6.13
5.82
5.73
5.71
5.57
5.01
4.92
4.36
4.30
4.12
3.98
3.94
3.92
3.79
3.75
3.69
3.60
3.41
3.37
3.29
3.23
3.12
3.09
3.08
3.06
2.99
2.93
2.85
2.82
2.82
2.75
2.65
2.61
2.56
2.49
2.44
2.43
2.34
2.31
2.28
2.16
2.13
2.01
1.88
1.84
1.82
1.78
1.77
1.71
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.64
1.46
1.40
1.40
1.37
1.31
1.22
1.20
1.17
1.13
0.96
0.91
0.91
0.84
0.84
0.84
0.83
0.82
0.76
0.74
0.69
0.67
0.61
0.57
0.57
0.54
0.52
0.52
0.50
0.45
0.45
0.42
0.42
0.39
0.38
0.35
0.32
0.32
0.30
0.28
0.26
0.25
0.24
0.24
0.23
0.22
0.21
0.16
0.16
0.16
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.10
0.09
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
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9.7
19.5
29.2
38.98
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