×Close

Cross-Border Transactions of Individuals (Residents and Nonresidents) in Breakdown by Countries in Q4 2008

Transfers to the Russian Federation1
in favor of individuals, total in favor of resident individuals in favor of nonresident individuals
total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
average amount of one transaction, US dollars total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
average amount of one transaction, US dollars total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
average amount of one transaction, US dollars
Total 2,422 2,365 1,852 2,166 570 3,368
Non-CIS countries 1,917 3,631 1,439 3,215 477 5,952
of which2:
SWITZERLAND 394 26,646 309 24,234 86 41,556
UNITED STATES 240 2,118 179 1,873 61 3,434
CYPRUS 181 9,873 124 7,575 56 30,085
GERMANY 152 2,454 129 2,339 23 3,385
UNITED KINGDOM 124 4,547 102 4,316 22 6,051
LATVIA 89 4,293 55 3,073 34 12,286
NETHERLANDS 63 7,095 48 6,059 16 14,951
FRANCE 43 3,459 33 3,359 10 3,821
AUSTRIA 41 5,547 32 4,883 10 10,035
ITALY 39 1,211 28 1,054 11 1,983
CHINA, PR.: MAINLAND 32 4,757 19 3,493 13 9,727
ISRAEL 31 1,888 13 950 18 6,246
TURKEY 31 2,107 15 1,337 16 4,603
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 29 2,439 22 2,260 7 3,298
SPAIN 24 1,266 20 1,266 4 1,266
LUXEMBOURG 17 19,801 12 17,456 5 30,448
CANADA 16 1,370 12 1,219 4 2,118
JAPAN 14 3,092 11 2,727 3 5,765
CZECH REPUBLIC 9 2,788 7 2,548 2 4,036
BULGARIA 4 2,070 3 2,078 1 2,032
CIS countries 505 1,018 413 1,013 93 1,041
KAZAKHSTAN 156 1,433 130 1,440 26 1,395
UZBEKISTAN 89 1,864 70 1,819 19 2,050
UKRAINE 80 449 69 471 11 349
ARMENIA, REPUBLIC OF 37 1,980 32 2,050 5 1,650
TAJIKISTAN 37 2,079 28 1,972 8 2,544
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC 33 1,538 28 1,575 5 1,366
AZERBAIJAN, REPUBLIC OF 21 932 17 913 4 1,015
BELARUS 19 418 13 339 6 772
GEORGIA 18 1,166 13 1,067 4 1,634
MOLDOVA 12 768 10 786 2 687
TURKMENISTAN 5 869 4 881 1 809
Transfers from the Russian Federation1
made by individuals, total made by resident individuals made by nonresident individuals
total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
average amount of one transacion, US dollars total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
average amount of one transacion, US dollars total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
average amount of one transacion, US dollars
Total 11,389 1,985 6,830 2,562 4,560 1,484
Non-CIS countries 7,900 11,903 5,296 10,980 2,604 14,359
of which2:
CHINA, PR.: MAINLAND 1,577 17,530 261 5,266 1,316 32,554
SWITZERLAND 1,352 52,155 1,196 49,088 157 99,601
UNITED STATES 553 9,558 375 9,079 178 10,752
GERMANY 471 6,658 384 6,147 87 10,519
TURKEY 433 5,353 263 4,316 170 8,507
AUSTRIA 408 50,282 385 54,575 22 21,362
UNITED KINGDOM 314 19,566 244 21,366 70 15,115
JAPAN 304 9,615 287 9,366 17 17,148
SPAIN 212 16,362 191 18,081 21 8,760
ITALY 174 7,814 143 7,631 30 8,813
NETHERLANDS 152 41,480 133 50,191 20 19,065
LUXEMBOURG 147 328,013 124 411,576 23 155,238
BULGARIA 143 13,473 133 16,767 11 3,929
CYPRUS 142 27,885 100 23,345 42 51,456
FRANCE 138 13,807 105 15,153 33 10,740
LATVIA 109 7,385 87 9,362 21 3,976
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 107 13,520 89 14,994 19 9,248
CZECH REPUBLIC 107 12,093 86 14,332 21 7,309
CANADA 98 10,190 82 10,926 16 7,616
ISRAEL 81 5,347 52 6,500 29 4,067
CIS countries 3,489 688 1,534 702 1,956 676
UZBEKISTAN 728 752 306 749 422 754
TAJIKISTAN 626 621 263 639 363 610
UKRAINE 539 631 267 728 273 559
ARMENIA, REPUBLIC OF 394 1,056 176 1,105 218 1,019
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC 299 500 125 494 174 504
MOLDOVA 295 698 125 700 170 697
AZERBAIJAN, REPUBLIC OF 272 948 113 929 160 961
GEORGIA 211 706 98 580 113 869
KAZAKHSTAN 65 539 32 597 34 495
BELARUS 45 370 23 439 22 317
TURKMENISTAN 13 654 6 680 7 634
Balance3
total resident individuals nonresident individuals
total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
total amount of transactions,
millions of US dollars
Total -8,967 -4,978 -3,990
Non-CIS countries -5,983 -3,857 -2,127
of which2:
CHINA, PR.: MAINLAND -1,545 -242 -1,303
SWITZERLAND -958 -887 -71
TURKEY -403 -248 -155
AUSTRIA -367 -354 -13
GERMANY -319 -255 -64
UNITED STATES -314 -196 -117
JAPAN -290 -276 -14
UNITED KINGDOM -190 -142 -48
SPAIN -188 -171 -17
BULGARIA -140 -130 -10
ITALY -135 -115 -20
LUXEMBOURG -130 -112 -18
CZECH REPUBLIC -98 -79 -19
FRANCE -95 -73 -23
NETHERLANDS -89 -85 -4
CANADA -82 -70 -12
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -79 -66 -12
ISRAEL -49 -39 -11
LATVIA -19 -32 12
CYPRUS 39 25 14
CIS countries -2,984 -1,121 -1,863
UZBEKISTAN -639 -236 -403
TAJIKISTAN -590 -235 -355
UKRAINE -459 -198 -262
ARMENIA, REPUBLIC OF -357 -145 -213
MOLDOVA -283 -115 -168
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC -266 -97 -169
AZERBAIJAN, REPUBLIC OF -252 -96 -155
GEORGIA -194 -85 -109
BELARUS -26 -11 -15
TURKMENISTAN -9 -2 -7
KAZAKHSTAN 91 98 -7
1 Money transfers to Russia in favor of resident and nonresident individuals and money transfers from Russia of resident and nonresident individuals made via credit institutions (with/without opening an account) including remittances via money transfer operators and post offices.
2 Data on top 20 countries by turnover.
3 Negative balance reflects the excess of the amount of remittances from the Russian Federation over the amount of remittances to the Russian Federation.
Sources: Reports of the credit institutions “Data on Transfers of the Individuals from the Russian Federation and Transfers to the Russian Federation for the Benefit of the Individuals and Transactions of the Resident Individuals with the Non-residents on the Territory of the Russian Federation”, other reports of the credit institutions, reports of money transfer systems, and of the government post service Pochta Rossii.
Updated March 11, 2009.