Remittances: Record Figures in Guatemala

During October 2019, family remittances sent to the country totaled nearly $1 billion, the largest amount recorded in a single month.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The most recent figures from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat) show that in October 2019 the country received remittances of $999.96 million, 16% more than the $863 million recorded in the same month in 2018.

According to official data for the period from January to October 2019, family remittances sent to Guatemala totaled $8.747 million, 14% more than in the same period in 2018.

Between the first ten months of 2013 and the same period in 2019, remittance income practically doubled, from $4.281 million in 2013 to $8.747 million in 2019.

The 14% increase recorded from January to October of this year with respect to the same period in 2018, represents an acceleration in the growth of the flow of remittances, since for the first nine months of 2018 a 13% growth was reported.

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