Remittances to Honduras Up 11.6%
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
During the first seven months of 2013, remittances to Honduras added up to $1.8 billion, $187 million more than in the same period in 2012 when they were $1.613 billion.
According to the president of the Central Bank of Honduras, Maria Elena Mondragón, remittances "have increased despite the U.S. unemployment rate remaining high".

Most remittances to the Central American country are from the United States, however, money is also sent from Canada, Spain, Mexico, Italy and other countries. reports: "In 2012 remittances totaled about $2.8246 billion, 3.7% higher than in 2011, when they totaled $2.7224 billion, according to the BCH".
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Between January and October remittances totaled $2,9 billion, $520 million more than in the same period in 2012 when they reached $2.38 billion.
Remittances to Honduras Up 11.6%
October 2013
Between January and September remittances to Honduras totaled $2.28 billion, $181 million more than in the same period of 2012.
According to the Central Bank of Honduras, remittances are the main source of foreign exchange in the country, more than coffee exports, manufactured products, shrimp and all other goods. In September alone remittance income totaled $246 million.
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During the month of August remittances to El Salvador totaled $326.6 million, $11.2 million more than in the same period in 2012.
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Nicaraguan Remittances Increase Slightly
June 2010
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