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11 OVERSEAS FILIPINOS' REMITTANCES                                            
        BY COUNTRY, BY SOURCE                                              
          for the periods indicated                                                        
          in thousand U.S. dollars                                                        
                                                           
      dec dec dec dec dec dec 12  
  12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec January - December Growth  
  Country/Worker 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2007 2006 Rate (%)  
   
                                                           
    T O T A L  * #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 6,050,450 6,031,271 6,886,156 7,578,458 8,550,371 10,689,005 12,761,308 1,099,354 1,085,544 1,304,847 1,191,540 1,237,140 1,115,753 1,096,558 1,206,942 1,139,845 1,388,459 1,186,970 1,396,976 14,449,928 12,761,308 13.23  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 926,677 1,093,349 1,199,183 1,298,223 1,464,930 1,669,358 1,949,290 169,630 165,286 198,762 178,871 208,423 173,374 188,175 201,710 185,390 213,209 168,151 185,382 2,236,363 1,949,290 14.73  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 5,123,773 4,937,922 5,686,973 6,280,235 7,085,441 9,019,647 10,812,018 929,724 920,258 1,106,085 1,012,669 1,028,717 942,379 908,383 1,005,232 954,455 1,175,250 1,018,819 1,211,594 12,213,565 10,812,018 12.96  
   
    A S I A #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 831,779 1,049,551 1,116,336 894,310 918,329 1,172,373 1,496,120 124,840 119,495 153,724 120,182 131,917 121,500 112,911 139,106 121,771 145,503 116,399 135,832 1,543,180 1,496,120 3.15  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 81,418 54,036 59,486 65,567 95,105 111,650 278,573 31,021 27,504 34,174 27,899 32,665 29,421 21,811 19,164 16,812 11,970 7,278 10,430 270,149 278,573 -3.02  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 750,361 995,515 1,056,850 828,743 823,224 1,060,723 1,217,547 93,819 91,991 119,550 92,283 99,252 92,079 91,100 119,942 104,959 133,533 109,121 125,402 1,273,031 1,217,547 4.56  
   
        of  which:  
  Japan #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 370,097 391,871 490,435 346,057 308,128 356,659 453,398 38,588 36,374 43,110 35,981 42,782 37,029 30,038 30,089 30,430 30,258 20,929 26,004 401,612 453,398 -11.42  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 46,739 18,248 25,402 41,499 48,567 55,709 174,035 18,797 17,328 18,974 16,259 20,169 17,587 11,498 8,923 10,803 5,106 1,392 1,415 148,251 174,035 -14.82  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 323,358 373,623 465,033 304,558 259,561 300,950 279,363 19,791 19,046 24,136 19,722 22,613 19,442 18,540 21,166 19,627 25,152 19,537 24,589 253,361 279,363 -9.31  
     
  Hong Kong #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 146,831 248,337 275,155 238,198 273,812 338,895 413,723 29,285 30,909 42,880 25,431 23,959 25,554 23,333 34,972 27,669 41,827 36,541 40,800 383,160 413,723 -7.39  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 20,334 12,739 18,886 14,681 18,123 20,476 32,908 3,885 1,958 2,921 2,544 2,299 2,230 1,771 859 540 776 1,168 2,872 23,823 32,908 -27.61  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 126,497 235,598 256,269 223,517 255,689 318,419 380,815 25,400 28,951 39,959 22,887 21,660 23,324 21,562 34,113 27,129 41,051 35,373 37,928 359,337 380,815 -5.64  
     
  Singapore #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 105,351 194,711 178,133 137,166 182,567 240,149 285,126 23,645 21,902 28,492 26,242 29,994 33,716 34,757 39,205 36,305 44,935 29,860 37,356 386,409 285,126 35.52  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 11,987 13,838 10,550 6,103 20,547 23,183 50,024 5,473 5,650 7,806 7,255 8,106 5,927 4,881 5,816 3,745 4,333 3,049 3,515 65,556 50,024 31.05  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 93,364 180,873 167,583 131,063 162,020 216,966 235,102 18,172 16,252 20,686 18,987 21,888 27,789 29,876 33,389 32,560 40,602 26,811 33,841 320,853 235,102 36.47  
     
    A M E R I C A S #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 4,000,022 3,300,327 3,537,768 4,370,705 5,023,803 6,605,231 7,198,212 605,474 586,943 690,554 656,296 661,844 606,199 591,124 657,323 650,781 836,581 768,990 932,240 8,244,349 7,198,212 14.53  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 734,460 949,341 1,030,462 1,133,604 1,202,270 1,392,010 1,163,286 78,685 80,990 95,731 86,830 107,162 90,418 120,258 146,178 134,840 171,240 141,214 146,262 1,399,808 1,163,286 20.33  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 3,265,562 2,350,986 2,507,306 3,237,101 3,821,533 5,213,221 6,034,926 526,789 505,953 594,823 569,466 554,682 515,781 470,866 511,145 515,941 665,341 627,776 785,978 6,844,541 6,034,926 13.42  
   
        of  which:  
  USA #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 3,944,639 3,202,230 3,443,547 4,299,850 4,904,302 6,424,848 6,526,429 507,517 521,101 631,149 621,367 609,033 568,760 571,057 624,834 616,316 754,622 697,626 841,505 7,564,887 6,526,429 15.91  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 733,199 944,871 1,028,878 1,132,785 1,197,303 1,382,444 1,149,670 77,942 80,392 92,915 86,002 106,545 89,761 119,705 145,744 134,455 169,943 138,506 143,321 1,385,231 1,149,670 20.49  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 3,211,440 2,257,359 2,414,669 3,167,065 3,706,999 5,042,404 5,376,759 429,575 440,709 538,234 535,365 502,488 478,999 451,352 479,090 481,861 584,679 559,120 698,184 6,179,656 5,376,759 14.93  
   
  Canada #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 47,410 62,386 52,490 27,072 67,338 117,061 590,627 90,726 59,910 52,395 28,703 45,369 30,344 14,919 24,597 26,633 74,566 64,460 82,457 595,079 590,627 0.75  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 306 547 446 148 3,011 7,416 9,174 511 455 2,782 632 566 612 536 375 362 1,256 2,625 2,735 13,447 9,174 46.58  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 47,104 61,839 52,044 26,924 64,327 109,645 581,453 90,215 59,455 49,613 28,071 44,803 29,732 14,383 24,222 26,271 73,310 61,835 79,722 581,632 581,453 0.03  
   
   
    O C E A N I A #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 21,360 21,188 34,793 44,470 42,600 54,573 85,610 7,862 8,391 11,044 10,276 11,218 10,753 10,604 8,044 8,170 11,130 11,058 12,868 121,418 85,610 41.83  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 644 691 605 253 2,415 3,911 3,918 526 106 836 347 762 300 336 247 279 192 1,735 1,509 7,175 3,918 83.13  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 20,716 20,497 34,188 44,217 40,185 50,662 81,692 7,336 8,285 10,208 9,929 10,456 10,453 10,268 7,797 7,891 10,938 9,323 11,359 114,243 81,692 39.85  
   
        of  which:  
  Australia #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 16,255 10,023 32,031 41,633 38,566 49,919 68,572 5,940 6,701 8,848 7,662 8,351 6,923 7,836 6,223 6,619 8,275 8,288 10,539 92,205 68,572 34.46  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 626 680 561 233 2,257 3,884 3,596 514 62 796 329 232 242 312 231 265 141 1,728 1,502 6,354 3,596 76.70  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 15,629 9,343 31,470 41,400 36,309 46,035 64,976 5,426 6,639 8,052 7,333 8,119 6,681 7,524 5,992 6,354 8,134 6,560 9,037 85,851 64,976 32.13  
     
    E U R O P E #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 534,675 406,194 889,094 1,040,562 1,286,130 1,433,904 2,061,067 193,046 185,656 229,470 212,828 215,714 196,639 182,963 191,601 187,717 213,409 162,393 180,255 2,351,691 2,061,067 14.10  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 105,009 73,975 103,582 93,047 158,813 153,432 490,646 57,783 55,507 66,494 62,325 66,390 51,947 43,982 34,931 32,479 28,956 17,496 26,176 544,466 490,646 10.97  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 429,666 332,219 785,512 947,515 1,127,317 1,280,472 1,570,421 135,263 130,149 162,976 150,503 149,324 144,692 138,981 156,670 155,238 184,453 144,897 154,079 1,807,225 1,570,421 15.08  
     
        of  which:    
  Italy #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 160,787 83,409 324,537 309,774 449,287 430,071 574,662 48,783 50,536 56,957 52,815 50,782 50,679 48,236 47,645 52,644 64,469 57,163 55,230 635,939 574,662 10.66  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 138 657 1,097 2,939 40,772 22,589 23,003 828 2,464 2,135 2,625 2,509 2,591 2,279 640 11 29 145 249 16,505 23,003 -28.25  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 160,649 82,752 323,440 306,835 408,515 407,482 551,659 47,955 48,072 54,822 50,190 48,273 48,088 45,957 47,005 52,633 64,440 57,018 54,981 619,434 551,659 12.29  
     
  Germany #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 101,465 59,955 93,979 95,526 108,124 142,530 162,020 19,681 17,878 20,552 18,892 21,676 14,819 17,460 18,736 17,570 20,642 10,927 9,102 207,935 162,020 28.34  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 39,332 21,433 32,524 29,929 21,389 24,496 64,474 11,317 9,981 11,613 11,791 12,389 6,829 9,166 9,966 8,620 5,253 2,142 1,517 100,584 64,474 56.01  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 62,133 38,522 61,455 65,597 86,735 118,034 97,546 8,364 7,897 8,939 7,101 9,287 7,990 8,294 8,770 8,950 15,389 8,785 7,585 107,351 97,546 10.05  
   
  United Kingdom #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 91,087 134,168 221,959 271,034 280,805 300,725 561,670 54,414 50,710 68,001 63,757 60,669 60,424 54,110 58,226 54,306 60,678 43,233 55,479 684,007 561,670 21.78  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 15,588 11,380 16,421 10,510 13,468 18,764 103,822 9,369 10,513 13,219 9,376 9,646 10,184 5,681 3,322 3,814 2,383 4,222 4,706 86,435 103,822 -16.75  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 75,499 122,788 205,538 260,524 267,337 281,961 457,848 45,045 40,197 54,782 54,381 51,023 50,240 48,429 54,904 50,492 58,295 39,011 50,773 597,572 457,848 30.52  
     
    M I D D L E    E A S T #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 594,198 711,918 1,242,809 1,166,376 1,232,069 1,417,491 1,909,208 166,917 183,607 218,314 189,809 213,615 179,285 197,723 210,509 170,331 180,720 126,769 134,818 2,172,417 1,909,208 13.79  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 2,933 2,944 3,420 4,621 4,970 8,205 12,518 1,113 1,158 1,512 1,467 1,105 1,187 1,778 1,119 971 822 412 989 13,633 12,518 8.91  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 591,265 708,974 1,239,389 1,161,755 1,227,099 1,409,286 1,896,690 165,804 182,449 216,802 188,342 212,510 178,098 195,945 209,390 169,360 179,898 126,357 133,829 2,158,784 1,896,690 13.82  
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        of  which:    
  Kuwait #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 36,107 19,147 59,400 94,050 86,028 91,765 123,931 14,657 14,153 18,502 15,151 17,325 13,830 17,576 16,560 13,566 12,235 5,565 6,106 165,226 123,931 33.32  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 330 0 0 29 54 255 958 143 0 226 352 0 0 415 257 156 202 0 190 1,941 958 102.61  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 35,777 19,147 59,400 94,021 85,974 91,510 122,973 14,514 14,153 18,276 14,799 17,325 13,830 17,161 16,303 13,410 12,033 5,565 5,916 163,285 122,973 32.78  
     
  Saudi Arabia #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 494,032 609,612 993,876 826,358 877,209 949,372 1,117,915 87,645 100,643 117,705 102,412 114,264 91,587 96,726 102,871 81,800 92,212 75,053 78,401 1,141,319 1,117,915 2.09  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 1,042 1,643 1,613 1,874 535 2,298 902 47 241 41 49 135 131 50 72 50 66 28 8 918 902 1.77  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 492,990 607,969 992,263 824,484 876,674 947,074 1,117,013 87,598 100,402 117,664 102,363 114,129 91,456 96,676 102,799 81,750 92,146 75,025 78,393 1,140,401 1,117,013 2.09  
     
  UAE #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 28,526 67,305 140,343 160,822 183,442 257,429 427,246 39,635 42,783 50,899 44,012 51,443 45,539 50,483 55,394 47,337 46,678 27,850 27,910 529,963 427,246 24.04  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 483 879 1,608 2,621 3,791 4,592 10,270 853 875 1,211 1,065 909 1,006 1,290 732 746 502 372 648 10,209 10,270 -0.59  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 28,043 66,426 138,735 158,201 179,651 252,837 416,976 38,782 41,908 49,688 42,947 50,534 44,533 49,193 54,662 46,591 46,176 27,478 27,262 519,754 416,976 24.65  
   
    A F R I C A #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 4,450 3,600 3,959 11,371 3,439 4,546 10,272 1,107 1,368 1,713 2,056 2,798 1,256 1,124 355 1,053 1,014 1,292 891 16,027 10,272 56.03  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 196 383 100 86 52 150 349 502 21 15 3 339 101 10 71 9 29 16 16 1,132 349 224.36  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 4,254 3,217 3,859 11,285 3,387 4,396 9,923 605 1,347 1,698 2,053 2,459 1,155 1,114 284 1,044 985 1,276 875 14,895 9,923 50.11  
     
    O T H E R S #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 63,966 538,493 61,397 50,664 44,001 887 819 108 84 28 93 34 121 109 4 22 102 69 72 846 819 3.30  
     Sea-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 2,017 11,979 1,528 1,045 1,305 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00  
     Land-based #NAME? #NAME? #NAME? 61,949 526,514 59,869 49,619 42,696 887 819 108 84 28 93 34 121 109 4 22 102 69 72 846 819 3.30  
   
                                                           
  ** Data are based on bank reports submitted to BSP as contained in FED Form I prior to April 1999 and FX Form 1 from May 1999  
     onwards. Beginning 2001, transactions reported by thrift banks, OBUs and FOREX Corps. are likewise included.  Data are not  
     truly reflective of the actual source of remittance or country of deployment of overseas Filipinos (OFs) due to the  
     common practice of remittance centers in various cities abroad to course remittances through correspondent banks mostly located in the U.S.   
     Since banks attribute the origin of funds to the most immediate source, U.S., therefore appears to be the main source of OFs' remittances.  
    Note:  2002 data was revised as of 15 May 2003 to include reclassification from current transfers.  
  Source:  DES-BSP  
                                                           
Date last modified:
15-Feb-2008 In November 2005:  Americas/USA, less 50million; Africa, less 1thousand (from the dbank)