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Remittances as percent of GDP, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 122 countries was 5.8 percent.The highest value was in Tonga: 45.5 percent and the lowest value was in Brunei: 0.01 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2021. 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, 2021 Global rank Available data
Tonga 45.5 1 1975 - 2021
Tajikistan 33.41 2 2002 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 32.69 3 1993 - 2021
Samoa 29.44 4 1982 - 2021
Gambia 26.84 5 1978 - 2021
El Salvador 26.06 6 1976 - 2021
Honduras 25.29 7 1974 - 2021
Jamaica 25.29 8 1976 - 2021
Nepal 22.61 9 1993 - 2021
Haiti 20.04 10 1971 - 2021
Lesotho 20 11 1975 - 2021
Palestine 18.81 12 1995 - 2021
Guatemala 17.9 13 1977 - 2021
Cape Verde 16.12 14 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 15.35 15 1977 - 2021
Moldova 15.24 16 1995 - 2021
Georgia 14.19 17 1997 - 2021
Montenegro 13.54 18 2005 - 2021
Uzbekistan 13.28 19 2005 - 2021
Armenia 11.62 20 1995 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 11.4 21 1970 - 2021
Jordan 11.29 22 1972 - 2021
Fiji 11.26 23 1979 - 2021
Dominica 10.38 24 1977 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 10.16 25 1998 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 9.5 26 1986 - 2021
Albania 9.41 27 1992 - 2021
Philippines 9.31 28 1977 - 2021
Ukraine 9.03 29 1996 - 2021
Pakistan 8.99 30 1976 - 2021
Egypt 7.79 31 1977 - 2021
Morocco 7.49 32 1975 - 2021
Croatia 7.32 33 1995 - 2021
Serbia 7.29 34 2005 - 2021
Grenada 6.59 35 1986 - 2021
Belize 5.43 36 1984 - 2021
Bangladesh 5.33 37 1976 - 2021
Suriname 4.95 38 1977 - 2021
Nigeria 4.42 39 1977 - 2021
Cambodia 4.28 40 1993 - 2021
Mexico 4.25 41 1979 - 2021
Ecuador 4.11 42 1976 - 2021
Saint Lucia 3.7 43 1983 - 2021
North Macedonia 3.54 44 1996 - 2021
Bolivia 3.51 45 1976 - 2021
Kenya 3.42 46 1970 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 3.41 47 1986 - 2021
Latvia 3.31 48 1996 - 2021
Romania 3.22 49 1994 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 3.13 50 1999 - 2021
Mozambique 2.88 51 1991 - 2021
India 2.81 52 1975 - 2021
Azerbaijan 2.79 53 1995 - 2021
Swaziland 2.79 54 1974 - 2021
Colombia 2.74 55 1970 - 2021
Belgium 2.67 56 1975 - 2021
Luxembourg 2.66 57 1995 - 2021
Mauritius 2.36 58 1994 - 2021
Cyprus 2.34 59 1976 - 2021
Guinea 2.14 60 1986 - 2021
Malawi 2.05 61 1994 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 2.01 62 2001 - 2021
Hungary 1.92 63 1995 - 2021
Slovakia 1.92 64 1993 - 2021
Thailand 1.79 65 1975 - 2021
Belarus 1.67 66 1993 - 2021
Malta 1.64 67 1971 - 2021
Peru 1.61 68 1990 - 2021
Czechia 1.56 69 1993 - 2021
Estonia 1.56 70 1995 - 2021
Paraguay 1.48 71 1975 - 2021
Slovenia 1.21 72 1995 - 2021
Lithuania 1.17 73 1995 - 2021
Aruba 1.15 74 1991 - 2021
Zambia 1.09 75 2003 - 2021
France 1.08 76 1975 - 2021
Poland 1.05 77 1994 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.95 78 1975 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.94 79 1996 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.92 80 1977 - 2021
Panama 0.89 81 1977 - 2021
Indonesia 0.79 82 1983 - 2021
Iceland 0.74 83 1976 - 2021
Austria 0.66 84 1970 - 2021
Russia 0.54 85 1994 - 2021
Sweden 0.52 86 1970 - 2021
Italy 0.49 87 1970 - 2021
Germany 0.48 88 1971 - 2021
Qatar 0.48 89 2005 - 2021
South Korea 0.43 90 1976 - 2021
Malaysia 0.42 91 1975 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.4 92 1981 - 2021
Namibia 0.38 93 1990 - 2021
Switzerland 0.38 94 1980 - 2021
Denmark 0.37 95 1992 - 2021
Botswana 0.33 96 1975 - 2021
Greece 0.32 97 1976 - 2021
Portugal 0.31 98 1975 - 2021
Finland 0.28 99 1975 - 2021
Spain 0.28 100 1975 - 2021
Brazil 0.25 101 1975 - 2021
Israel 0.25 102 1995 - 2021
Netherlands 0.23 103 1970 - 2021
South Africa 0.22 104 1970 - 2021
Uruguay 0.21 105 1979 - 2021
Argentina 0.19 106 1978 - 2021
Kazakhstan 0.16 107 1995 - 2021
Norway 0.14 108 1975 - 2021
China 0.13 109 1982 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.12 110 1998 - 2021
Japan 0.11 111 1977 - 2021
UK 0.11 112 1987 - 2021
Maldives 0.09 113 1983 - 2021
Turkey 0.09 114 1974 - 2021
Australia 0.06 115 1970 - 2021
Canada 0.04 116 1995 - 2021
Ireland 0.04 117 1990 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.04 118 2005 - 2021
USA 0.03 119 1977 - 2021
Angola 0.02 120 1996 - 2021
Brunei 0.01 121 2020 - 2021
New Zealand 0.01 122 1972 - 2021

Economic outlook around the world

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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