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.

Recent regulatory developments have extended reporting duties to new categories of intermediaries that used to report statistical data only on a limited and voluntary basis. The new regulatory framework has led to an increase in the aggregate data recorded starting with the 2018 Q2 release.