Migrant remittance outflow

millions, U.S. dollars, 1970–2015

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A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. Outflow relates to the amount coming out of a nation. Note that dollar values are not constant between years, e.g. a 1970 dollar may have greater purchasing power than a 2012 dollar.

Source: Migration Policy Institute