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  • Transaction value in the Digital Remittances segment amounts to US$981m in 2020.
  • Transaction value is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 19.7% resulting in the total amount of US$2,013m by 2024.
  • In the Digital Remittances segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 0.3m by 2024.
  • The average annual transaction value per user in the Digital Remittances segment amounts to US$6,391.9 in 2020.
  • The highest transaction value in this segment in the world is reached in the United States (US$19,426m in 2020).
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Digital Remittances are cross-border money transfers made over the internet by the migrant population. Remittances in general include fund transfers between residents and non-residents and earnings transfer from short-time workers from other countries to their country of origin. Remittances often occur on a regular basis and most of the user groups are not prone to switching their fund transfer provider often.
Legacy providers in this segment are banks, post offices and specialized money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. These services charge comparatively high fees, and the digital companies such as Transferwise, Worldremit and Remitly have won their share of the market by offering reduced transfer fees. This is possible due to optimizing the use of digital infrastructures to bypass much of the costs.
Funds that are transferred domestically are not included in the Digital Remittances segment.
in-scope
  • Online cross-border payments and remittance sending
  • Money transfers processed by online-pure players (e.g. TransferWise)
  • Transaction value equals money transfers out of the selected region
out-of-scope
  • Payments via social networks
  • Domestic payments and bill splitting services
  • Cross-border payments via traditional service providers (banks, post offices & Western Union, MoneyGram)
Personal Finance report 2020

Personal Finance report 2020

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Transaction Value (2020)
+15.3% yoy
US$981m
Users (2020)
+24.2% yoy
0.2m

Transaction Value Transaction Value Growth

in the Digital Remittances market in million US$ in percent

Reading Support Total Transaction Value in the Digital Remittances segment amounts to US$981m in 2020. Reading Support The Digital Remittances segment is expected to show a transaction value growth of 29.6% in 2021.

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Users Penetration Rate

in the Digital Remittances market in millions in percent

Reading Support In the Digital Remittances segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 0.3m by 2024. Reading Support User penetration in the Digital Remittances segment is at 0.2% in 2020.

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Analyst Opinion

Digital remittance providers are of great benefit in financially underdeveloped countries. When it comes to cross-border money transfers, the feasibility of transferring money from one individual to another highly depends on the cost. Online remittance service providers charge lower fees and make the process of sending and receiving money much easier as visiting a bank branch is no longer necessary.

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av. Transaction Value per User

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Reading Support The average transaction value per user in the Digital Remittances segment amounts to US$6,391.9 in 2020.

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Users by age Users by gender Users by income

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Reading Support In the year 2019 a share of 33.3% of users is 25-34 years old. Reading Support In the year 2019 a share of 56.8% of users is male. Reading Support In the year 2019 a share of 50.5% of users is in the low income group.

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Users by income:

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Global Comparison - Transaction Value

in the Digital Remittances market in million US$

Reading Support With a total transaction value of US$19,426m in 2020, the highest value worldwide is reached in the United States.

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1. United States
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Switzerland
4. Germany
5. China
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Population in m
Number of individuals (all ages) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
0-14 years in m
Number of individuals (age 0-14) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
15-24 years in m
Number of individuals (age 15-24) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
25-34 years in m
Number of individuals (age 25-34) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
35-44 years in m
Number of individuals (age 35-44) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
45-54 years in m
Number of individuals (age 45-54) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
55+ years in m
Number of individuals (age 55 and older) living in the selected region, the data is based on the United Nations' medium variant of World Population Prospects as well as similar projections by national statistical offices | Source: Statista, based on UN DESA and national statistical offices
Consumer spending (current) in US$
Average consumer spending per capita of private households in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Foodstuffs, beverages in US$
Consumer spending per capita for food and non-alcoholic beverages (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. In contrast, the Food market in the Consumer Market Outlook covers only certain segments of processed food and excludes for example fresh food, oils and fats and some other items. The markets for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks in turn not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Alcohol, tobacco in US$
Consumer spending per capita for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). The COICOP definition varies from the market definitions employed in the Consumer Market Outlook. It covers all private household spendings meant for consumption at home. The market for Alcoholic, Non-Alcoholic and Hot Drinks not only include sales for at-home consumption (off-trade) but also sales to the on-trade sector (restaurants, bars, cafés). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Clothing, footwear in US$
Consumer spending per capita for clothing and footwear (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). Included are both consumption of goods as well as services (cleaning and cobblers). | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Housing in US$
Consumer spending per capita for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Household in US$
Consumer spending per capita for furnishings, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Health in US$
Consumer spending per capita for health (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Transport in US$
Consumer spending per capita for transport (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). This group inlcudes the purchase of vehicles, maintenenace of vehicles as well as transportation services. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Communication in US$
Consumer spending per capita for communication (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Recreation, culture in US$
Consumer spending per capita for recreation and culture (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Education in US$
Consumer spending per capita for education (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Restaurants, hotels in US$
Consumer spending per capita for restaurants and hotels (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate) | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Other in US$
Consumer spending per capita for miscellaneous goods and services (according to the Classification of Individual Consumption Purposes, COICOP) in the selected region (in current prices, constant exchange rate). These include personal care products and services, personal items like watches and jewellery as well as all other products and services not mentioned elsewhere. | Source: Statista, based on IMF, UN, World Bank, Eurostat and national statistical offices
Telecommunication
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Broadband subscriptions per 100 capita
Number of-fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Smartphone penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population using a smartphone | Source: Statista
Internet users in m
Number of people in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Hardware market
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Per-capita volume laptops in units
Average per capita sales of laptops and tablets in units | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue laptops in US$
Average revenue of laptops and tablets per capita | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume desktop PCs in units
The indicator shows the estimated average per capita sales of Desktop-PCs in units. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue desktop PCs in US$
The indicator shows the estimated average revenue of Desktop-PCs per capita. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita volume mobile phones in units
The indicator shows the estimated average per capita sales of mobile phones in units. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Per-capita revenue mobile phones in US$
The indicator shows the estimated average revenue of mobile phones per capita. | Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook
Finance
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Credit card penetration in %
Percentage of the total population who own at least one credit card | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Online banking penetration in %
Estimated population share that uses the internet for accessing banking services | Source: Statista, based on World Bank and Eurostat
Households in m
The indicator shows the total number of private households in the selected region. Households denote residential communties of people living and keeping house together. Business facilities as well as institutional housholds (like unversity dormitories or retire homes) are not counted as households. | Source: Statista, based on national and international statistical offices
GDP (current) in US$
Gross domestic product (in current prices, constant exchange rate) of the selected region per capita | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
Internet penetration in %
Estimated share of the total population in the selected region using the internet | Source: Statista, based on ITU and national statistical offices
Total investment (% of GDP) in %
Total investment or gross capital formation refers to the total value of the gross fixed capital formation and changes in inventories and acquisitions less disposals of valuables for a unit or sector. | Source: Statista, based on IMF WEOD
Source: Statista, May 2020
Source: Statista, May 2020, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

Methodology

The Digital Remittances data is based on Statista’s primary research (the Statista Global Consumer Survey), bottom-up modeling, market data from independent databases and third-party sources, the analysis of various key market and macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, the reported performance indicators of the key market players, and Statista interviews with market experts.

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