MEXICO CITY -- Mexican migrants working abroad sent home a record $36 billion in remittances in 2019, the country's central bank reported Tuesday.
That was an increase of 7% in remittances from 2018, when they totaled $33.67 billion.
The average amount of electronic transfers sent home was about $300.
Electronic transfers have largely replaced cash and money orders as the most popular method for sending money home. Studies suggest that recipients largely use the transfers to pay living expenses, with some used for investment.