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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.
Jamaica's Central Bank provides a breakdown of remittances by parish. See https://boj.org.jm/statistics/external-sector/remittances/.
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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