Guatemala: Record Remittances in 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Remittances sent from abroad exceeded $7 billion, 14% more than the total received in 2015.
The total amount of remittances received by the country in 2016 is now equivalent to almost 10% of Guatemala's GDP. In December 2016 alone Guatemalans living abroad sent $678 million, the highest figure for the year. In regards to remittances received in December 2015, the increase was 13.5%.

Figures from the Bank of Guatemala show that after December, the month in which the highest amount was recorded was May, with $625 million.

See statistics from the Bank of Guatemala (in spanish).
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