Guatemala: Remittances Up 14% in 2017

Last year, remittances from abroad exceeded $8 billion, 14% more than the total received in 2016.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

According to figures from Banco de Guatemala, in 2017 the country received $8.192 billion in remittances, an amount that exceeds by 14% the $7.159 billion registered in 2016. Last year the average monthly income from remittances was $683 million, surpassing the average monthly flow in 2016 which was $597 million.  

In 2017, the month that registered the highest foreign exchange income for remittances was May with $747 million, and the lowest was January with $588 million.

In the last 7 years, income from remittances has practically doubled, as in 2010 an amount of $4,127 billion was registered and last year the figure was $8.192 billion.

See figures from the Banco de Guatemala.  

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