Foreign workers' remittances

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The data on foreign workers' remittances report the transfers of money sent abroad by immigrants settled in Italy by means of payment institutions or other authorized intermediaries without using bank accounts (settlement in cash).

Published data are updated quarterly; since 2016 data are available on a quarterly basis with the breakdown by receiving foreign country; on an annual basis they are available with the additional detail of the Italian province where the sender is located.


Foreign workers' remittances in the fourth quarter of 2020

In the last quarter of 2020, remittances sent abroad by foreign workers in Italy increased by 19.6 per cent compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

In 2020 outgoing remittances rose by 12.5 per cent compared with 2019. The increase was larger in the flows towards countries that are geographically closer to Italy, and in particular towards: extra-EU European countries (+38.7%), Northern Africa and Near East (+28.6%), and Sub-Saharan Africa countries (+24.2%, tab. 1).