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May 4, 2020

Mexico | Record amount of remittances in a single month:USD 4,016 million in March (35.8%)

Immersed in the global crisis by Covid-19, remittances to Mexico reached a record of 4,016 million dollars in March. This is equivalent to a 35.8% growth, an increase not seen for 16 years. The sudden increase is partly explained by the strong appreciation of the US dollar against the peso, which increased by 25%.

April 1, 2020

Remittances to Mexico could fall 17% in 2020 and recover between 2023-2028 due to Covid-19

Due to the uncertainty regarding its duration, it is difficult to estimate the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the flow of remittances to Mexico. This article makes an estimate based on the effects of the past global financial recession of 2008/2009 on remittance flows. Three scenarios are presented.

February 4, 2020

Mexico | Remittances reached historical record in 2019: 36,049 million dollars

For the fourth consecutive year, remittances exceeded their historical maximum. 94.6% of remittances come from the US. Michoacán (3,584 md), Jalisco (3,499 md) and Guanajuato (3,286 md) were the main recipients of remittances in 2019. Remittances could grow 6.0% and reach 38.2 billion dollars in 2020.

May 2, 2019

Mexico | Migration is a guiding principle for 2019-24; remittances total 36-month growth

The Government of Mexico presents the National Development Plan 2019-2024, with migration being one of its 12 guiding principles. The Plan seeks to prevent people from migrating due to lack of opportunities or insecurity. In March, 2,897md in remittances (+8.3%) entered Mexico, and in 2019Q1 they accumulated 7,699md (+7.1%)

March 1, 2019

Mexico | Government presents Migrant Protection Strategy, & remittances grow 6.5% in Jan.

The government presented a ten-point summary of its Migrant Protection Strategy for 2019–2024, which details: 1) a new vision focused on migrants' rights and 2) the expansion of the mobile consulate system to reach the most remote populations.

February 1, 2019

Mexico | Remittances Set Historic Record for Third Consecutive Year with US$33,481 million

Of the remittances received by Mexico in 2018, 94.1% came from the U.S., 97.7% were sent by electronic means and 71.7% were disbursed in non-banking institutions. 7 states accounted for half of the remittances that arrived in the country: Michoacán (US$3,393 millon), Jalisco (3,288), Guanajuato (3,046), Mexico (1,903), Oaxa…

December 3, 2018

Mexico | Remittances continue to grow,increasing by 3.4% YoY to US$2.94 billion in October

October was the 31st consecutive month of positive year-on-year growth in remittances, with a total of US$2.94 billion being sent to Mexico, representing year-on-year growth of 3.4%.

November 1, 2018

Mexico | Remittances powering ahead, up by 8.8% YoY in September, 30 months of growth

The US unemployment rate in September was 3.7%, its lowest level for nearly fifty years, favouring employment of Mexican immigrants and remittances to Mexico. Employment of the population of Hispanic origin in the US continues its rising trend, surpassing 27 million people in employment in September.