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Jamaican Remittances

The Jamaican diaspora provided over $3.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2021.  Between July 2020 and August 2022, Jamaicans in the diaspora sent more thant $6.4 billion to family and friends.  This represents more than 20 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product. 

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Jamaica's Central Bank provides a breakdown of remittances by parish.  See

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Jamaica Central Bank data shows that 60 percent of inbound remittances came from the United States in 2021 totalling $2.1 billion.

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