Italy ranks third in EU for money sent abroad, says Eurostat

6.3 bn euros sent to non-EU countries in 2014

(ANSA) - Brussels, December 9 - Italy ranks third among EU countries for remittances sent to non-EU countries, said Eurostat on Wednesday.
    The statistics bureau said in 2014, 6.5 billion euros in personal transfers left Italy for non-EU countries, following France with 9.4 billion and the UK with 6.8 billion.
    "The majority of personal transfers consist of flows of money sent by migrants to their country of origin," the report said.
    Italy ranked fourth for incoming transfers, which totaled 2.1 billion euros in 2014, following Portugal, Poland, and the UK.


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