Guatemala: Non Stop Growth in Remittances up to June 2017

Between January and June of this year, Guatemalans living abroad sent back $4.051 billion in remittances, 15% more than the amount sent in the first half of 2016.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The latest figures from the Bank of Guatemala indicate that in June alone, $723 million in family remittances came into the country, 17% more than in June of last year.

In total, in the first half of the year, remittances totaled $4.051 billion, up 15% on the $3.512 billion received between January and June 2016.

See statistics from Banco de Guatemala. (In Spanish)

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Nicaragua: Remittances Up 9%

August 2017

In the first half of the year, the country received $664 million in family remittances, a year-on-year increase of 9% over the same period in 2016.

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

According to data published monthly, in June remittances totaled 111.1 million dollars, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 16.3 percent.

El Salvador: Remittances Up 11%

July 2017

In the first half of the year, $2,454 million was sent in family remittances, 11% more than in the same period in 2016.

From a statement issued by the Central Reserve Bank:

Revenues from family remittances amounted to US $2,454.2 million in the first half of 2017, a 10.5% increase and exceeded the amount of remittances received in the same period of the previous year by US $233.1 million, the Central Reserve Bank reported. 

Guatemala: Remittances Up 19%

July 2016

In the first half of 2016 the country received $3.512 billion in remittances, almost 20% more than in the same period in 2015.

The figure achieved in the first six months of the year contrasts with the same period in 2015, when Guatemalans living abroad sent $2,955 million back to their country.

Remittances for $13.06 billion to Central America in 2011

March 2012

By country: Guatemala $4.37 billion; El Salvador $3.65 billion; Honduras $2.86 billion; Nicaragua $1.05 billion; Panama $592 millions; Costa Rica $530 millions.

Inter-American Development Bank Report:

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean rose to $61 billion in 2011

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