Remittance incomes traditionally help Mexican families deal better with financial emergencies, and the US accounted for 98.6% of the remittances sent to Mexico in 2017.
World Bank data for 2017 shows that Mexico earned almost $31 billion in remittance income during the year, making the country the third largest recipient of remittances next only to China and the Philippines.
Remittance data from US to Mexico
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The table below shows remittance figures from the US to Mexico from 2000-2017.
US to Mexico (in millions)
The table below shows 2017 remittance figures from the US and other countries to Mexico:
Country of origin
Amount sent to Mexico
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Mexico is ranked third globally among the major beneficiaries of remittances from abroad. Much of the country’s remittance income comes from the US. In 2017 alone, the US accounted for almost $31 billion of remittances to Mexico.
Julius Hernandez, a software development manager for a commercial bank in a past life, works full time as a freelance finance writer and dabbles in software development. Jules is coauthor of an introductory book on Python programming.
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