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Remittances 2013
Inês Vidigal* & Rui Pena Pires**
In 2013, remittances amounted to more than three billion euros, corresponding to about 1.8% of GDP. Together, the two main destination countries of Portuguese emigration, France and Switzerland, were also the countries of origin of more than half of remittances inflows. Conversely, almost half of remittances sent abroad by immigrants living in Portugal went to Brazil. From 2012 to 2013 there was a significantly increase of the value of remittances received in Portugal: more than 10% per year in nominal terms. Portugal was, in 2012, the 29th country in the world that received more remittances. However, the degree of economic dependence on emigration remittances has declined in recent decades and today is low by international standards.


Series  OEm Fact Sheets
Number  02
Date  December 2014 (revised in May 2016)
Pages 24
ISNN  2183-4385
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMFS022014
Keywords Remittances, Portuguese emigration
Contents  Remittances received in Portugal and sent from Portugal in 2013. Evolution of remittances received in Portugal between 1996 and 2013. Remittances of emigrants, international comparison, 2012. Note on the data. Annex (tables)
Cite as  Vidigal, Inês, e Rui Pena Pires (2014), “Remessas 2013”, OEm Fact Sheets, 2, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMFS022014.


Map 1  Origin of remittances recieved in Portugal, 2013

Source  Chart by OEm, data from Banco de Portugal. 


Universidade de Lisboa (UL), IGOT-UL, Lisbon, Portugal; Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

** Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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