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RemitScope

RemitSCOPE – remittance markets and opportunities
RemitSCOPE provides regional, subregional and country-level data and market analysis

Asia and the Pacific 2010 2017 CAGR1 2010-2017
Total number of migrants (millions) 42.4 45.1 0.9%
Total remittances (US$ millions) 198,765 255,872 3.7%
Central Asia 6,406 7,910 3.1%
Eastern Asia 60,632 64,129 0.8%
Southern Asia 83,142 118,072 5.1%
South Eastern Asia 44,725 65,267 5.5%
Pacific 3,860 494 -25.4%
Share of global remittances 42.5% 41.7%
1 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
Latin America
and the Caribbean
2007 2016 Trend
Total number of migrants (millions) 27.3 32.9 21%
Total remittances (US$ billion) 61.7 73.1 18%
Caribbean 6.8 10.4 51%
Central America 12.3 18.3 48%
Mexico 26.9 28.5 6%
South America 15.7 15.9 1%
Share of global remittances 21% 16%
2016 figures & analysis. Individual country information coming soon.
Near East and the Caucacus 2007 2016 Trend
Total number of migrants (millions) 13.7 18.9 38%
Total remittances (US$ billion) 17.9 24.6 37%
Near East - Turkey 2.1 1.2 -44%
Near East/Caucacus 3.8 3.5 -8%
Near East/Middle East 12.0 20.0 66%
Share of globla remittances 6% 6%
2016 figures & analysis. Individual country information coming soon.
Africa 2007 2016 Trend
Total number of migrants (millions) 25.5 33.0 29%
Total remittances (US$ billion) 44.3 60.5 36%
Central Africa 0.2 0.3 53%
Eastern Africa 2.4 5.2 117%
Northern Africa 19.2 27.6 44%
Southern Africa 1.6 1.1 -34%
Western Africa 20.9 26.3 26%
Share of global remittances 15% 13%
2016 figures & analysis. Individual country information coming soon.
Europe 2007 2016 Trend
Total number of migrants (millions) 21.7 25.9 19%
Total remittances (US$ billion) 41.6 43.5 5%
Eastern Europe 26.7 30.4 14%
Northern Europe 3.7 3.1 -16%
Southern Europe 11.2 10.0 -11%
Share of global remittances 14% 10%
2016 figures & analysis. Individual country information coming soon.

Key Regional Trends: Asia and the Pacific

About RemitScope

RemitSCOPE is a product of the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR). It is an online tool providing regional, subregional and country-level data and market analysis through four key areas: key figures on population, remittances and migration, markets, regulatory environment and inclusive financial services. It addresses the fast-changing market realities in the remittance industry in order to help bring together the goals of remittance families and the strategies of the private sector to tap underserved markets. RemitSCOPE is designed as a free, one-stop shop that is available to any organization or entity. All interested parties are encouraged to provide input, data and comments to remittances@ifad.org.

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