Guatemalan Remittances Pick Up After Falling for 12 Months
Thursday, April 8, 2010
In March 2010 remittances summed $369.9 million, 7.5% more than the same period of 2009.
The Central Bank of Guatemala informed that this is the highest volume recorded since September 2008.

However, in the first three months of 2010 the country received $890.5 million, 2.8% less than the first quarter of 2009, and 8.5% less than in 2008.
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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 Guatemala Increase 9%
April 2011
In the first three months of the year the country received $972 million, 9.2% more than in the same period of 2010.
Remittances are getting close to 2008 levels; in the first three months of that year Guatemalans received $973 million.
Remittances Increase by 22% in Guatemala
April 2009
After two months showing a downward trend, remittances in March totaled $344.1 million, up 22% over the same period in 2008.
The first three months of this year showed a decrease of 5.9% in comparison to an increase of 9.8% during the same quarter last year relative to 2007.
El Salvador receives $3.8 billion in remittances
January 2009
In 2008 there was an average monthly income of $315.6 million, higher than the $307.9 average for 2007. reports: "Salvadorans who reside abroad sent $3.78 billion to their families at home in 2008, an increase of 2.5%, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) reported on Tuesday.
Key entities
Bank of Guatemala
Bank of Guatemala
Productive remittances
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