India topped the list of recipients of remittances from its diaspora.
It need be mentioned that Indian diaspora sent in a whopping USD 80 billion back home.
India is followed by China (USD 67 billion), Mexico and the Philippines (USD 34 billion each) and Egypt (USD 26 billion), according to the global lender.
With this, India has retained its top spot on remittances, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief.
Global remittances, which include flows to high-income countries, are projected to grow by 10.3 per cent to USD 689 billion, it said.
Over the last three years, India has registered a significant flow of remittances from USD 62.7 billion in 2016 to USD 65.3 billion 2017. In 2017, remittances constituted 2.7 per cent of India’s GDP, it said.