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Source: World Bank

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)


Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF’s Balance of Payments Manual - personal transfers and compensation of employees.

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Data is represents World Bank staff estimates based on IMF balance of payments data, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

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

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Bank (WB)

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Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 21 July 2021
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Statistical classification

Official international

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