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People > Migration > Net migration: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates. To derive estimates of net migration, the United Nations Population Division takes into account the past migration history of a country or area, the migration policy of a country, and the influx of refugees in recent periods. The data to calculate these official estimates come from a variety of sources, including border statistics, administrative records, surveys, and censuses. When no official estimates can be made because of insufficient data, net migration is derived through the balance equation, which is the difference between overall population growth and the natural increase during the 1990-2000 intercensal period.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 8.02 million 2005
2 United States 5.68 million 2005
3 Spain 2.5 million 2005
4 Italy 1.75 million 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.6 million 2005
5 Thailand 1.41 million 2005
6 Canada 1.09 million 2005
7 Russia 964,424 2005
8 United Kingdom 947,621 2005
9 Germany 930,064 2005
10 France 760,594 2005
11 South Africa 700,001 2005
12 Australia 641,231 2005
13 United Arab Emirates 577,000 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 543,358.47 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 402,794.28 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 360,720.81 2005
14 Sierra Leone 336,000 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 307,586.48 2005
15 Syria 300,000 2005
16 Portugal 291,215 2005
European Union average (profile) 285,965.61 2005
17 Saudi Arabia 285,000 2005
18 Kuwait 264,308 2005
19 Ireland 229,704 2005
20 Eritrea 229,376 2005
21 Austria 219,893 2005
22 Qatar 219,154 2005
23 Chad 218,966 2005
24 Switzerland 200,062 2005
Europe average (profile) 199,211.68 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 196,587.95 2005
25 Belgium 195,904 2005
26 Burundi 191,600 2005
27 Sweden 186,234 2005
28 Angola 175,000 2005
29 Greece 154,312 2005
30 Malaysia 150,000 2005
31 Singapore 139,000 2005
32 Israel 115,000 2005
33 Netherlands 109,510 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 104,045.9 2005
34 Jordan 104,000 2005
35 New Zealand 102,524 2005
=36 Burkina Faso 100,000 2005
=36 Lebanon 100,000 2005
38 Benin 98,831 2005
39 Norway 84,385 2005
40 Costa Rica 84,000 2005
41 Japan 82,000 2005
42 Hungary 70,327 2005
43 Czech Republic 67,016 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 63,590 2005
44 Liberia 62,452 2005
45 Bosnia and Herzegovina 61,825 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 60,505.5 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 51,348.76 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 51,233.73 2005
46 Denmark 45,603 2005
47 East Timor 41,000 2005
48 Venezuela 40,000 2005
49 Bhutan 34,976 2005
50 Finland 33,317 2005
51 The Gambia 31,127 2005
=52 Mauritania 30,000 2005
=52 Chile 30,000 2005
54 Cyprus 28,936 2005
55 Kenya 25,144 2005
56 Slovenia 22,519 2005
57 Luxembourg 20,228 2005
=58 Botswana 20,000 2005
=58 Belarus 20,000 2005
60 Bahrain 19,990 2005
61 Mongolia 17,172 2005
62 Equatorial Guinea 15,000 2005
63 Libya 14,000 2005
64 Ghana 11,690 2005
65 Cambodia 10,000 2005
66 Slovakia 9,987 2005
67 Gabon 9,566 2005
68 Malta 9,000 2005
69 Panama 8,000 2005
70 Aruba 7,439 2005
71 Rwanda 5,931 2005
72 New Caledonia 4,826 2005
73 Mayotte 3,604 2005
74 Congo, Republic of the 3,527 2005
75 Brunei 3,520 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 3,159.06 2005
76 Iceland 2,633 2005
77 The Bahamas 2,000 2005
78 French Polynesia 1,844 2005
79 Guinea-Bissau 1,181 2005
80 Estonia 910 2005
81 Guam 795 2005
=82 Vanuatu 0.0 2005
=82 Mauritius 0.0 2005
=82 Maldives 0.0 2005
=82 Papua New Guinea 0.0 2005
=82 Solomon Islands 0.0 2005
=82 Djibouti 0.0 2005
88 Suriname -66 2005
89 Saint Lucia -813 2005
=90 Belize -1,000 2005
=90 Namibia -1,000 2005
92 Netherlands Antilles -1,075 2005
93 Barbados -3,000 2005
94 Togo -3,570 2005
95 Virgin Islands -3,616 2005
=96 Madagascar -5,000 2005
=96 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -5,000 2005
=96 Uganda -5,000 2005
=96 Grenada -5,000 2005
100 Sao Tome and Principe -7,000 2005
101 Tonga -7,966 2005
102 Comoros -10,000 2005
103 Cameroon -12,121 2005
104 Cape Verde -12,500 2005
105 Croatia -12,896 2005
106 Samoa -18,500 2005
107 Latvia -19,584 2005
=108 Trinidad and Tobago -20,000 2005
=108 Mozambique -20,000 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) -24,116.059 2005
110 Turkmenistan -25,000 2005
111 Puerto Rico -26,773 2005
112 Niger -28,497 2005
113 Malawi -30,000 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) -34,857.957 2005
114 Lithuania -35,840 2005
115 Lesotho -36,000 2005
116 Guyana -40,000 2005
117 Bulgaria -41,325 2005
118 Fiji -42,000 2005
119 Paraguay -44,556 2005
120 Central African Republic -45,000 2005
121 Swaziland -46,077 2005
122 Oman -50,000 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) -58,829.2 2005
123 Turkey -70,837 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) -74,462.667 2005
124 Kyrgyzstan -75,000 2005
125 Jamaica -76,076 2005
126 Tunisia -80,599 2005
127 Zambia -81,713 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) -98,720.905 2005
=128 Nepal -100,000 2005
=128 Senegal -100,000 2005
=128 Argentina -100,000 2005
=128 Bolivia -100,000 2005
=128 Albania -100,000 2005
=128 Azerbaijan -100,000 2005
=128 Armenia -100,000 2005
135 Uruguay -104,000 2005
136 Laos -115,000 2005
137 Colombia -120,000 2005
138 Mali -134,204 2005
139 Algeria -140,000 2005
140 Haiti -140,370 2005
141 Dominican Republic -147,502 2005
142 Honduras -150,000 2005
143 Cuba -163,462 2005
144 Nigeria -170,000 2005
145 Ukraine -172,829 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -185,534.548 2005
=146 Somalia -200,000 2005
=146 Vietnam -200,000 2005
=146 Kazakhstan -200,000 2005
=146 Poland -200,000 2005
150 Nicaragua -206,400 2005
151 Iraq -224,003 2005
152 Brazil -229,000 2005
153 Democratic Republic of the Congo -236,676 2005
Religious countries average (profile) -265,466.6 2005
154 Romania -270,000 2005
155 Guatemala -300,000 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) -306,284.25 2005
156 Georgia -309,021 2005
failed states average (profile) -310,064.385 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) -314,283.2 2005
157 Moldova -320,000 2005
158 Serbia and Montenegro -338,544 2005
159 Cote d'Ivoire -338,732 2005
160 El Salvador -339,705 2005
161 Ethiopia -340,460 2005
=162 Tanzania -345,000 2005
=162 Tajikistan -345,000 2005
=164 Ecuador -400,000 2005
=164 Uzbekistan -400,000 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) -419,267.5 2005
166 Guinea -425,000 2005
167 Sri Lanka -441,764 2005
168 Peru -525,000 2005
169 Sudan -531,781 2005
170 Morocco -550,000 2005
=171 Bangladesh -700,000 2005
=171 Zimbabwe -700,000 2005
South Asia average (profile) -861,111.5 2005
173 Philippines -900,000 2005
=174 Indonesia -1,000,000 2005
=174 Burma -1,000,000 2005
176 Pakistan -1,239,422 2005
177 India -1,540,000 2005
178 China -2,058,276 2005
179 Mexico -2,702,060 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Net migration. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Migration/Net-migration

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