Remittances to Honduras grow 11.9%
Thursday, July 31, 2008
The remittances sent by Honduran immigrants to their families in the country were over $1.360 million for the first six months of this year.
The dollars sent by honduran immigrants, most of them living in the United States, are the main source of foreign currency in the country, acknowledged the authorities. In 2006, remittances accounted for 25% of the country's gross domestic product.
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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 Honduras increased 7.3% in 2008
January 2009
Remittances sent to Honduras totaled $2.7 million, according to the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH).
Proceso Digital reports on its website: "Despite the increase, it was less in 2007-2008 than in 2006-2007, when it was 11.6%, it was said.
Remittances to Guatemala grow by 8.69 percent
July 2008
Despite the worldwide economic slowdown, remittances to families in Guatemala from members who live abroad have grown by 8.69 percent for the January-June period this year.
However, the rate of growth is down a bit from last year, when remittances increased by 12.64 percent year-over-year.
Migrants' remittances to Guatemala surge by 11.33 percent
May 2008
Remittances by emigrants to their families in Guatemala rose by 11.33 percent year-on-year to US$1.36 billion in the first four months of the year, according to the nation's central bank, Banguat.
In April alone, remittances totaled US$385 million, Banguat said.
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