Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

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Indicator 17.3.2: Volume of remittances (in United States dollars) as a proportion of total GDP

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The 2018 Update of the US NRP, which began in late Fall, incorporated the comprehensive revision of the US National Income and Product Accounts. The entire time-series for US SDG indicators that depend on GDP (such as this one) has been revised.

Personal transfers from US resident immigrants to foreign residents as a percentage of GDP

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Actual indicator available Personal transfers as a percentage of GDP
Actual indicator available - description Personal transfers (sometimes called remittances) from U.S. resident immigrants to foreign residents
Date of national source publication 9/2017
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source 12/2017
U.S. method of computation Personal transfers divided by GDP, expressed as a percentage
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated 10/2017
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Percentage
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period 2000-2016
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Volume of remittances (in United States dollars) as a proportion of total GDP
Target name Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency World Bank
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Organisation U.S. International Transactions in Secondary Income
Agency Staff Name Andrew Craig
Agency Survey Dataset U.S. International Transactions in Secondary Income
Notes
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