(10 December 2013) – In 2012 in the EU27, flows of money sent by migrants to their country of origin amounted to 38.8 billion euro.
Almost three quarters of this total went outside the EU, with extra-EU27 flows of 28.4 billion and intra-EU27 flows of 10.3 billion.
Over the last four years, workers’ remittances have been stable at around 28 billion for extra-EU27 flows and 10 billion for intra-EU27 flows.
Among the Member States, the outflow of workers’ remittances in 2012 was highest in France (8.8 billion euro, of which 69% were extra-EU flows), Italy (6.8 billion, 84% extra-EU), Spain (6.6 billion), the United Kingdom (6.3 billion, 78% extra-EU) and Germany (3.1 billion, 63% extra-EU). These five Member States accounted for more than 80% of total worker’s remittances of the EU27.