Posted on February 1, 2018

Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2016

Pew Research Center, January 23, 2018

Worldwide, an estimated $574 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2016, a 1% decline from 2015, when the amount was $581 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This is the second drop in global remittances since the global financial crisis. Despite this recent decline, remittances sent by migrants are still about double what they were a decade ago, before the sharp decline in the global economy during the late 2000s.


[Editor’s Note: A table breaking down remittances by country accompanies the original story.]

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