Remittances to Guatemala fell by 9% in July

After 16 months of continuous growth, remittances in July were down 9% compared to the same period in 2010.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

According to the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), remittances received in July totaled $349.8 million, 9% less than the $384.6 million received in the same month in 2010.

"Compared to remittances received in June, when there was a monthly record of $416.4 million, the drop was 16 percent.

The last time remittances income reported a drop was in February 2010, when they fell 2.6 percent compared to the same month in 2009.
However, the Banguat reports that during the first 7 months of the year, Guatemalans working abroad have sent their relatives in the country a total of $2,524billion, up 6.5 percent from the $2,370 million received in the same period last year", reported Elperiodico.com.gt



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