The largest amount of remittances sent by foreigners living in Ecuador is mainly directed to Colombia, Peru, China, Argentina, and Chile. According to figures from the Central Bank, USD 288 million were sent last year, compared to 278 million recorded in 2015. Transactions were mainly made from the Pichincha, Guayas, Azuay, Manabí and El Oro provinces. Remittances were sent weekly or monthly. Or when the migrants could raise between USD 100 and 300, on average.