Guatemala Remittances June 2017

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Guatemala: Growth in remittances accelerates in June

July 5, 2017

In June, remittances from workers abroad increased 17.7% from the same month last year, reaching USD 723.3 million and marking a slight deceleration from May’s 19.5% expansion.

In the 12 months up to June, remittances increased to an all-time high of USD 7.7 billion. June’s cumulative transactions represented a 13.3% increase from the same period of last year and followed May’s 13.0% increase. Remittances account for over 10% of the country’s GDP and are an important source of income for Guatemalan households.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants see total consumption expanding 4.3% in 2017, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate. For 2018, panelists expect total consumption to increase 3.8%.


Author:, Economist

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Guatemala Remittances June 2017

Note: Monthly remittances in USD million and 12-month sum of remittances in USD billion.
Source: Guatemala Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.


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