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45.9% of women and 31.3% of men who sent remittances do so to cover health expenses (medical attention, medicines, laboratory tests, hospital, etc.) in households in Mexico. By the end of 2020, remittances could reach USD $ 39.4 billion, + 8.1% y/y.
August 3, 2020
Mexico | Remittances in the time of COVID-19: hypothesis and different effects by region
In the second quarter of 2020, very marked differentiated effects were seen in remittances by region. The states of the Northwest region and the Traditional region presented increases in their flow of remittances, while the Central and South-Southeast region contractions, which leads us to propose THREE HYPOTHESES.
July 1, 2020
Mexico | From 320 to 380 million dollars of additional remittances due to "Mother's Day"
Remittances to Mexico are unstoppable, despite the difficult economic conditions due to the Covid-19 crisis, 3,379 million USD reached Mexico, + 3.0% compared to the same month last year. In real terms, due to the exchange rate depreciation, they grew 23.8%.
June 1, 2020
Mexico | Remittances almost immune to coronavirus crisis, decreasing by just 2.6% in April
Despite the unemployment rate increasing from 4.4% to 14.7% between March and April in the U.S. the flow of this resource fell by just 2.6% during April, amounting to USD 2,861 million. In April, remittances to Guatemala fell by 20.2%, while remittances to El Salvador fell by 40.0%.
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.
The Map, Directory and Database with georeferencing of the main migrant houses, shelters and soup kitchens along the most affluent migration routes through Mexico are presented: the Route to the Northeast Border, the Route to Ciudad Juárez, and the Pacific Route.
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.