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Amounts sent to non-EU countries by EU residents up at 32.7 billion euro in 2017


According to Eurostat, in 2017, flows of money sent by residents of the European Union (EU) to non-EU countries amounted to 32.7 billion euro, compared with 31.8 bn euro in 2016. Inflows to the EU totalled 10.7 bn euro in 2017, compared with 10.1 bn euro in 2016. This resulted in a negative balance (-€22.0 bn) for the EU. The majority of personal transfers consist of flows of money sent by migrants to their country of origin.

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