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August 2, 2021

Mexico | Remittances grew 22.4% in 2021h1, 92md came from the N.T. of Central America

In June, 4,440 million dollars (md) entered Mexico in remittances (+ 25.5%) and achieved a streak of 14 consecutive months with increases. During the 1st semester they accumulated 23,618 md, achieving an advance of 22.4% at an annual rate. 95.2% of remittances were sent from the US.

July 1, 2021

Mexico | Remittances are unstoppable, increased 31.0% in May, reaching a new all-time high

Remittances totaled 4,515 million USD in May. With a growth of 31.0%, they set a record in the reception of these resources. The effect of "Mother's Day" and the increase in the demand for migrant labor in the US economy are some of the factors that may explain this growth.

April 5, 2021

In February, remittances to Mexico and several countries in LAC grew at double digits

Remittances to several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean grew at double digits during the month of February 2021: Mexico (+ 16.2% in USD), Guatemala (+ 16.7%), El Salvador (+ 13.0%), Dominican Republic (+ 27.6%) and Colombia (15.4%).

November 21, 2018

Latin America: Uncertainty grips large countries

The recovery of growth in Latin America continues to be very uneven. We are simultaneously dealing with the impact of the Argentine exchange rate crisis, the uncertainty generated by the reforms of the new government in Brazil and the mixed news coming out of Mexico. By contrast, the Andean countries are accelerating thanks…

November 5, 2018

The different Latin Americas

The recovery of growth in Latin America continues to be very uneven. We are witnessing at the same time the impact of the currency crisis in Argentina and uncertainty over how far-reaching the new Brazilian government’s tax and pension reforms will be. On the other hand the Andean countries continue to accelerate, driven by…

February 28, 2018

Consumer confidence’s boom and bust in Latin America

We characterize consumer confidence cycle across LatAm using Markov-switching models. Our findings show that a core group of countries shares a statistical common ground for both confidence’s boom and bust cycle synchronisation. Notably, Argentina and Chile tend to lead consumer mood shifts, playing a leading role in propag…