Published on Monday, October 7, 2019 | Updated on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Infographic Migration and Remittances in Central America

Central America received more than 22 billion of US dollars in remittances in 2018. These resources are very important in El Salvador, where they equate to 21.4% of GDP; in Honduras, 20.0%; in Guatemala, 12.0%; in Nicaragua, 11.3%; and in Belize, 5.0%.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • With just over 48 million inhabitants, Central America is a major region in terms of emigration and had 4.4 million emigrants in 2017. This number of emigrants is equivalent to over 9% of its population. For the most part, Central American emigrants reside in the United States.
  • More information available in the Yearbook of Migration and Remittances 2019. Visita:

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