Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Infographic Migration and Remittances in South America

The infographic contains information on the countries of South America, where it is highlighted that, in 2018, the region received 18.5 billion USD on remittances and, in 2017, there were 12.0 million emigrants.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • In 2017, migrants of South America represents 2.9% of the total population of the region.
  • There were 4 countries in the region, where migrants represent more than 10% of the population (Guyana, Surinam, Paraguay, Uruguay).
  • In 2018, remittances in 6 countries represent more than 1% of its GDP, being Guyana the most dependent with remittances equivalent of 8.2% of its GDP.
  • More information available from page 79 of the Migration and Remittances Yearbook 2019: Visit:

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