Guatemala: Remittances Exceed $6 Billion

Between January and September the flow of remittances received by the country totaled $6.097 billion, up from the $5.4 billion received up until August.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Figures from the Bank of Guatemala show that in September last year the country received $607 million in remittances, while in the same month this year the figure rose to $672 million.

In the first nine months of the year, total remittances sent mostly by Guatemalans living abroad totaled $6,097 million, with the highest value registered in May, of $747 million.

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Guatemala: Remittances Up 20% up to October 2017

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In October, the country received $728 million in remittances, more than $100 million more than in the same month in 2016, when $605 million entered the country, according to figures from Banco de Guatemala.

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During the past year, shipments of remittances to the country totaled $1.264 billion, 6% more than were received in 2015.

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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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