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Remittances as percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 173 countries was 5.36 percent. The highest value was in Tajikistan: 50.95 percent and the lowest value was in Libya: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
Tajikistan 50.95 1 2002 - 2022
Samoa 33.61 2 1982 - 2022
Gambia 28.14 3 1978 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 27.94 4 1993 - 2022
Honduras 26.75 5 1974 - 2022
Lesotho 25.73 6 1975 - 2022
Bermuda 23.85 7 2005 - 2022
El Salvador 23.68 8 1976 - 2022
Nepal 22.76 9 1993 - 2022
Haiti 22.38 10 1971 - 2022
Jamaica 21.57 11 1976 - 2022
Palestine 21.19 12 1995 - 2022
Comoros 20.93 13 1980 - 2022
Uzbekistan 20.82 14 2005 - 2022
Nicaragua 20.59 15 1992 - 2022
Guatemala 19.16 16 1977 - 2022
Yemen 17.21 17 1990 - 2022
Somalia 16.65 18 1979 - 2022
Georgia 15.55 19 1997 - 2022
Vanuatu 14.21 20 1982 - 2022
Cape Verde 14.07 21 1980 - 2022
Moldova 14.04 22 1995 - 2022
Montenegro 13.33 23 2005 - 2022
Zimbabwe 11.27 24 1977 - 2022
G.-Bissau 10.9 25 1988 - 2022
Armenia 10.43 26 1995 - 2022
Ukraine 10.41 27 1996 - 2022
Jordan 10.28 28 1972 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 10.08 29 1998 - 2022
Albania 9.23 30 1992 - 2022
Fiji 9.21 31 1979 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 9.05 32 1970 - 2022
Senegal 9.03 33 1974 - 2022
Cambodia 8.87 34 1993 - 2022
Serbia 8.81 35 2005 - 2022
Liberia 8.65 36 2004 - 2022
Dominica 8.56 37 1977 - 2022
Morocco 8.53 38 1975 - 2022
Pakistan 7.97 39 1976 - 2022
Togo 7.8 40 1974 - 2022
Croatia 7.53 41 1995 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 7.33 42 1986 - 2022
Kiribati 6.72 43 1979 - 2022
Tunisia 6.68 44 1976 - 2022
N. Caledonia 6.45 45 2002 - 2022
Ghana 6.32 46 1979 - 2022
Mali 6.01 47 1975 - 2022
Egypt 5.94 48 1977 - 2022
Grenada 5.71 49 1986 - 2022
Sierra Leone 5.67 50 1980 - 2022
Micronesia 5.5 51 2005 - 2022
Sri Lanka 5.13 52 1975 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 5.08 53 1999 - 2022
Belize 5.03 54 1984 - 2022
Azerbaijan 5.02 55 1995 - 2022
Bangladesh 4.67 56 1976 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 4.45 57 1998 - 2022
Nigeria 4.26 58 1977 - 2022
Tuvalu 4.23 59 2001 - 2022
Mexico 4.17 60 1979 - 2022
Ecuador 4.13 61 1976 - 2022
Suriname 4.09 62 1977 - 2022
Portugal 4.03 63 1975 - 2022
Guyana 3.67 64 1982 - 2022
Kenya 3.58 65 1970 - 2022
Rwanda 3.56 66 1976 - 2022
North Macedonia 3.36 67 1996 - 2022
Bolivia 3.31 68 1976 - 2022
India 3.26 69 1975 - 2022
Latvia 3.26 70 1996 - 2022
Niger 3.26 71 1974 - 2022
Vietnam 3.22 72 2000 - 2022
Burkina Faso 3.13 73 1974 - 2022
Burma 3.05 74 1987 - 2022
Sudan 2.9 75 1977 - 2022
Madagascar 2.88 76 1974 - 2022
Romania 2.88 77 1994 - 2022
Uganda 2.79 78 1999 - 2022
Colombia 2.75 79 1970 - 2022
Luxembourg 2.68 80 1995 - 2022
Swaziland 2.64 81 1974 - 2022
DR Congo 2.57 82 2005 - 2022
Guinea 2.51 83 1986 - 2022
Saint Lucia 2.36 84 1983 - 2022
Mongolia 2.33 85 1998 - 2022
Belgium 2.3 86 1975 - 2022
Bulgaria 2.25 87 1996 - 2022
Philippines 2.24 88 1977 - 2022
Mauritius 2.11 89 1994 - 2022
Hungary 2.02 90 1995 - 2022
Belarus 2.01 91 1993 - 2022
Malawi 1.97 92 1994 - 2022
Slovakia 1.86 93 1993 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 1.85 94 1986 - 2022
Thailand 1.8 95 1975 - 2022
Cyprus 1.78 96 1976 - 2022
Mozambique 1.65 97 1991 - 2022
Djibouti 1.56 98 1991 - 2022
Peru 1.53 99 1990 - 2022
Barbados 1.49 100 1974 - 2022
Burundi 1.45 101 2004 - 2022
Czechia 1.43 102 1993 - 2022
Paraguay 1.42 103 1975 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 1.42 104 2001 - 2022
Benin 1.33 105 1974 - 2022
Slovenia 1.3 106 1995 - 2022
Laos 1.28 107 1984 - 2022
Malta 1.25 108 1971 - 2022
Estonia 1.23 109 1995 - 2022
France 1.22 110 1975 - 2022
Aruba 1.08 111 1991 - 2022
Lithuania 1.04 112 1995 - 2022
Poland 0.94 113 1994 - 2022
Tanzania 0.92 114 1995 - 2022
Algeria 0.9 115 1970 - 2022
Costa Rica 0.9 116 1977 - 2022
Cameroon 0.84 117 1979 - 2022
Zambia 0.83 118 2003 - 2022
Indonesia 0.76 119 1983 - 2022
Iceland 0.69 120 1976 - 2022
Panama 0.68 121 1977 - 2022
Seychelles 0.68 122 1989 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 0.68 123 1975 - 2022
Austria 0.62 124 1970 - 2022
Sweden 0.56 125 1970 - 2022
Italy 0.51 126 1970 - 2022
Ivory Coast 0.51 127 1975 - 2022
Mauritania 0.51 128 1975 - 2022
Germany 0.47 129 1971 - 2022
South Korea 0.47 130 1976 - 2022
Qatar 0.44 131 2005 - 2022
Namibia 0.42 132 1990 - 2022
Ethiopia 0.4 133 1981 - 2022
Malaysia 0.4 134 1975 - 2022
Botswana 0.34 135 1975 - 2022
Switzerland 0.32 136 1980 - 2022
Denmark 0.31 137 1992 - 2022
Spain 0.3 138 1975 - 2022
Greece 0.28 139 1976 - 2022
New Zealand 0.27 140 1972 - 2022
Brazil 0.26 141 1989 - 2022
Iraq 0.24 142 2005 - 2022
Israel 0.24 143 1995 - 2022
Netherlands 0.23 144 1970 - 2022
South Africa 0.22 145 1970 - 2022
Finland 0.21 146 1975 - 2022
Kazakhstan 0.21 147 1995 - 2022
Argentina 0.2 148 1983 - 2022
Uruguay 0.18 149 1979 - 2022
China 0.15 150 1982 - 2022
Russia 0.15 151 1994 - 2022
Japan 0.13 152 1977 - 2022
UK 0.13 153 1987 - 2022
Hong Kong 0.12 154 1998 - 2022
Norway 0.11 155 1975 - 2022
Gabon 0.09 156 1978 - 2022
Australia 0.08 157 1970 - 2022
Ireland 0.08 158 1990 - 2022
Maldives 0.08 159 1983 - 2022
Turkey 0.08 160 1974 - 2022
Macao 0.07 161 2002 - 2022
Canada 0.04 162 1995 - 2022
Oman 0.03 163 1978 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.03 164 2005 - 2022
USA 0.03 165 1977 - 2022
Chile 0.02 166 1983 - 2022
Angola 0.01 167 1996 - 2022
Brunei 0.01 168 2020 - 2022
Kuwait 0.01 169 2005 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.01 170 1976 - 2022
Libya 0 171 2000 - 2022
Singapore 0 172 2005 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0 173 1996 - 2022



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.

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