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Economy > Balance of payments > Current account > Transfers > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Receiv: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. Data are the sum of three items defined in the fifth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: workers' remittances, compensation of employees, and migrants' transfers. Remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers resident in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status, to recipients in their country of origin. Migrants' transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. Data are in current U.S. dollars.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union $96.46 billion 2009
2 India $49.47 billion 2009
3 China $48.73 billion 2009
4 Mexico $21.91 billion 2009
5 Philippines $19.77 billion 2009
6 France $15.55 billion 2009
7 Germany $10.88 billion 2009
8 Bangladesh $10.52 billion 2009
9 Belgium $10.44 billion 2009
10 Spain $9.90 billion 2009
11 Nigeria $9.58 billion 2009
12 Poland $8.82 billion 2009
13 Pakistan $8.72 billion 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) $8.07 billion 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) $7.99 billion 2009
14 Lebanon $7.56 billion 2009
15 United Kingdom $6.85 billion 2009
16 Indonesia $6.79 billion 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $6.78 billion 2009
17 Vietnam $6.63 billion 2009
18 Morocco $6.27 billion 2009
19 Serbia and Montenegro $5.41 billion 2009
20 Russia $5.36 billion 2009
21 Ukraine $5.07 billion 2009
22 Romania $4.93 billion 2009
23 Brazil $4.23 billion 2009
24 Colombia $4.18 billion 2009
25 Australia $4.09 billion 2009
26 Guatemala $4.03 billion 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $3.79 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) $3.78 billion 2009
27 Netherlands $3.69 billion 2009
NATO countries average (profile) $3.67 billion 2009
28 Jordan $3.60 billion 2009
29 Portugal $3.58 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) $3.50 billion 2009
30 El Salvador $3.48 billion 2009
31 Dominican Republic $3.47 billion 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) $3.43 billion 2009
32 Sri Lanka $3.36 billion 2009
33 Austria $3.29 billion 2009
34 Sudan $2.99 billion 2009
35 Nepal $2.99 billion 2009
36 United States $2.95 billion 2009
Europe average (profile) $2.93 billion 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) $2.89 billion 2009
37 Italy $2.68 billion 2009
38 Switzerland $2.52 billion 2009
39 Honduras $2.52 billion 2009
40 Ecuador $2.50 billion 2009
41 Peru $2.38 billion 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) $2.37 billion 2009
42 Hungary $2.28 billion 2009
43 Bosnia and Herzegovina $2.08 billion 2009
44 Algeria $2.06 billion 2009
45 Greece $2.02 billion 2009
46 Tunisia $1.96 billion 2009
47 Jamaica $1.91 billion 2009
48 Japan $1.78 billion 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) $1.77 billion 2009
49 Tajikistan $1.75 billion 2009
50 Kenya $1.69 billion 2009
51 Slovakia $1.67 billion 2009
52 Thailand $1.64 billion 2009
53 Luxembourg $1.58 billion 2009
54 Bulgaria $1.56 billion 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $1.52 billion 2009
55 Croatia $1.48 billion 2009
56 Haiti $1.38 billion 2009
57 Senegal $1.36 billion 2009
58 Syria $1.33 billion 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) $1.33 billion 2009
59 Albania $1.32 billion 2009
60 Azerbaijan $1.27 billion 2009
61 Israel $1.27 billion 2009
62 Moldova $1.21 billion 2009
63 Czech Republic $1.20 billion 2009
64 Lithuania $1.17 billion 2009
65 Malaysia $1.13 billion 2009
66 Bolivia $1.07 billion 2009
67 Kyrgyzstan $991.80 million 2009
68 Turkey $970.00 million 2009
69 South Africa $902.26 million 2009
70 Denmark $894.26 million 2009
71 Finland $859.40 million 2009
72 Armenia $769.45 million 2009
73 Nicaragua $768.40 million 2009
74 Uganda $749.70 million 2009
75 French Polynesia $728.28 million 2009
76 Georgia $714.34 million 2009
77 Argentina $658.25 million 2009
78 Sweden $651.52 million 2009
79 Norway $631.47 million 2009
80 New Zealand $611.12 million 2009
81 Latvia $591.10 million 2009
82 Paraguay $579.90 million 2009
83 Ireland $575.68 million 2009
84 Costa Rica $513.09 million 2009
85 New Caledonia $509.35 million 2009
86 Lesotho $414.09 million 2009
87 Mali $404.67 million 2009
88 Belarus $357.80 million 2009
89 Cambodia $337.82 million 2009
90 Estonia $324.56 million 2009
91 Togo $306.75 million 2009
92 Slovenia $279.08 million 2009
93 Ethiopia $261.60 million 2009
94 Guyana $253.03 million 2009
95 Benin $242.53 million 2009
96 Saudi Arabia $217.44 million 2009
97 Mauritius $211.17 million 2009
98 Mongolia $199.62 million 2009
99 Cote d'Ivoire $185.47 million 2009
100 Panama $175.40 million 2009
101 Fiji $153.64 million 2009
102 Cyprus $153.39 million 2009
103 Cameroon $147.58 million 2009
104 Cape Verde $146.16 million 2009
105 Burma $137.31 million 2009
106 Venezuela $131.00 million 2009
107 Samoa $124.39 million 2009
108 Kazakhstan $123.66 million 2009
109 Ghana $114.46 million 2009
110 Barbados $113.26 million 2009
111 Mozambique $111.13 million 2009
112 Mayotte $104.00 million 1993
113 Uruguay $100.76 million 2009
114 Burkina Faso $99.30 million 2009
115 Trinidad and Tobago $99.30 million 2009
116 Swaziland $93.46 million 2009
117 Rwanda $92.62 million 2009
118 Niger $89.14 million 2009
119 Botswana $87.86 million 2009
120 Tonga $86.81 million 2009
121 Belize $80.49 million 2009
122 The Gambia $79.80 million 2009
123 Iraq $70.90 million 2008
124 Guinea $63.69 million 2009
125 Liberia $54.24 million 2009
126 Grenada $53.70 million 2009
127 Sierra Leone $46.71 million 2009
128 Guinea-Bissau $46.69 million 2009
129 Malta $45.05 million 2009
130 Faroe Islands $44.38 million 2003
131 Zimbabwe $43.74 million 1994
132 Zambia $41.26 million 2009
133 Saint Kitts and Nevis $40.54 million 2009
134 Oman $39.01 million 2009
135 Laos $37.58 million 2009
136 Netherlands Antilles $37.48 million 2009
137 Djibouti $32.47 million 2009
138 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $29.88 million 2009
139 Burundi $28.23 million 2009
140 Saint Lucia $27.61 million 2009
141 Antigua and Barbuda $24.48 million 2009
142 Iceland $23.48 million 2009
143 Tanzania $23.29 million 2009
144 Dominica $23.11 million 2009
145 Somalia $21.70 million 1983
146 Aruba $19.13 million 2009
147 Libya $14.38 million 2009
148 Congo, Republic of the $13.67 million 2009
149 Namibia $13.61 million 2009
150 Seychelles $12.45 million 2009
151 Papua New Guinea $12.01 million 2009
152 Comoros $11.35 million 2009
153 Gabon $10.34 million 2009
154 Madagascar $10.29 million 2009
155 Kiribati $8.18 million 2009
156 Vanuatu $6.47 million 2009
157 Suriname $4.80 million 2009
158 Turkmenistan $4.42 million 1996
159 Chile $4.40 million 2009
160 Maldives $3.71 million 2009
161 Eritrea $3.28 million 2000
162 Solomon Islands $2.38 million 2009
163 Sao Tome and Principe $2.00 million 2009
164 Mauritania $1.88 million 2009
165 Malawi $873,950.00 2009
166 Chad $724,057.30 1994
167 Equatorial Guinea $164,206.00 1996
168 Central African Republic $158,919.30 1993

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