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.
from the Bank of Guatemala (in spanish).