Published on Monday, November 25, 2019

Infographic Migration and Remittances in the Caribbean

The infographic contains information on the countries of the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, where it is highlighted that, in 2018, the region received 12.7 billion USD for remittances and, in 2017, there were 8.2 million emigrants.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • In 2017, there were 4 countries in the region, where migrants represent more than 60% of the population, the Dominican Republic is one of them, where the number of migrants represents 97% of its population.
  • In the region of Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica are major recipients of remittances, and each of these countries has more than one million emigrants, who predominately reside in the United States.
  • In the Lesser Antilles, the main regions of origin of migrants are Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.
  • More information available from page 106 of the Migration and Remittances Yearbook 2019: Visit:

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