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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 UnionEuropean Union 8.02 million 2005
2 United StatesUnited States 5.68 million 2005
3 SpainSpain 2.5 million 2005
4 ItalyItaly 1.75 million 2005
5 ThailandThailand 1.41 million 2005
6 CanadaCanada 1.09 million 2005
7 RussiaRussia 964,424 2005
8 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 947,621 2005
9 GermanyGermany 930,064 2005
10 FranceFrance 760,594 2005
11 South AfricaSouth Africa 700,001 2005
12 AustraliaAustralia 641,231 2005
13 United Arab EmiratesUAE 577,000 2005
14 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 336,000 2005
15 SyriaSyria 300,000 2005
16 PortugalPortugal 291,215 2005
17 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 285,000 2005
18 KuwaitKuwait 264,308 2005
19 IrelandIreland 229,704 2005
20 EritreaEritrea 229,376 2005
21 AustriaAustria 219,893 2005
22 QatarQatar 219,154 2005
23 ChadChad 218,966 2005
24 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 200,062 2005
25 BelgiumBelgium 195,904 2005
26 BurundiBurundi 191,600 2005
27 SwedenSweden 186,234 2005
28 AngolaAngola 175,000 2005
29 GreeceGreece 154,312 2005
30 MalaysiaMalaysia 150,000 2005
31 SingaporeSingapore 139,000 2005
32 IsraelIsrael 115,000 2005
33 NetherlandsNetherlands 109,510 2005
34 JordanJordan 104,000 2005
35 New ZealandNew Zealand 102,524 2005
36 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 100,000 2005
37 LebanonLebanon 100,000 2005
38 BeninBenin 98,831 2005
39 NorwayNorway 84,385 2005
40 Costa RicaCosta Rica 84,000 2005
41 JapanJapan 82,000 2005
42 HungaryHungary 70,327 2005
43 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 67,016 2005
44 LiberiaLiberia 62,452 2005
45 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 61,825 2005
46 DenmarkDenmark 45,603 2005
47 East TimorEast Timor 41,000 2005
48 VenezuelaVenezuela 40,000 2005
49 BhutanBhutan 34,976 2005
50 FinlandFinland 33,317 2005
51 The GambiaThe Gambia 31,127 2005
52 MauritaniaMauritania 30,000 2005
53 ChileChile 30,000 2005
54 CyprusCyprus 28,936 2005
55 KenyaKenya 25,144 2005
56 SloveniaSlovenia 22,519 2005
57 LuxembourgLuxembourg 20,228 2005
58 BotswanaBotswana 20,000 2005
59 BelarusBelarus 20,000 2005
60 BahrainBahrain 19,990 2005
61 MongoliaMongolia 17,172 2005
62 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 15,000 2005
63 LibyaLibya 14,000 2005
64 GhanaGhana 11,690 2005
65 CambodiaCambodia 10,000 2005
66 SlovakiaSlovakia 9,987 2005
67 GabonGabon 9,566 2005
68 MaltaMalta 9,000 2005
69 PanamaPanama 8,000 2005
70 ArubaAruba 7,439 2005
71 RwandaRwanda 5,931 2005
72 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 4,826 2005
73 MayotteMayotte 3,604 2005
74 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 3,527 2005
75 BruneiBrunei 3,520 2005
76 IcelandIceland 2,633 2005
77 The BahamasThe Bahamas 2,000 2005
78 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 1,844 2005
79 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 1,181 2005
80 EstoniaEstonia 910 2005
81 GuamGuam 795 2005
82 VanuatuVanuatu 0.0 2005
83 MauritiusMauritius 0.0 2005
84 MaldivesMaldives 0.0 2005
85 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.0 2005
86 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.0 2005
87 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.0 2005
88 SurinameSuriname -66 2005
89 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia -813 2005
90 BelizeBelize -1,000 2005
91 NamibiaNamibia -1,000 2005
92 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles -1,075 2005
93 BarbadosBarbados -3,000 2005
94 TogoTogo -3,570 2005
95 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands -3,616 2005
96 MadagascarMadagascar -5,000 2005
97 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ -5,000 2005
98 UgandaUganda -5,000 2005
99 GrenadaGrenada -5,000 2005
100 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ -7,000 2005
101 TongaTonga -7,966 2005
102 ComorosComoros -10,000 2005
103 CameroonCameroon -12,121 2005
104 Cape VerdeCape Verde -12,500 2005
105 CroatiaCroatia -12,896 2005
106 SamoaSamoa -18,500 2005
107 LatviaLatvia -19,584 2005
108 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ -20,000 2005
109 MozambiqueMozambique -20,000 2005
110 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan -25,000 2005
111 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico -26,773 2005
112 NigerNiger -28,497 2005
113 MalawiMalawi -30,000 2005
114 LithuaniaLithuania -35,840 2005
115 LesothoLesotho -36,000 2005
116 GuyanaGuyana -40,000 2005
117 BulgariaBulgaria -41,325 2005
118 FijiFiji -42,000 2005
119 ParaguayParaguay -44,556 2005
120 Central African RepublicCentral Africa -45,000 2005
121 SwazilandSwaziland -46,077 2005
122 OmanOman -50,000 2005
123 TurkeyTurkey -70,837 2005
124 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan -75,000 2005
125 JamaicaJamaica -76,076 2005
126 TunisiaTunisia -80,599 2005
127 ZambiaZambia -81,713 2005
128 NepalNepal -100,000 2005
129 SenegalSenegal -100,000 2005
130 ArgentinaArgentina -100,000 2005
131 BoliviaBolivia -100,000 2005
132 AlbaniaAlbania -100,000 2005
133 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan -100,000 2005
134 ArmeniaArmenia -100,000 2005
135 UruguayUruguay -104,000 2005
136 LaosLaos -115,000 2005
137 ColombiaColombia -120,000 2005
138 MaliMali -134,204 2005
139 AlgeriaAlgeria -140,000 2005
140 HaitiHaiti -140,370 2005
141 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. -147,502 2005
142 HondurasHonduras -150,000 2005
143 CubaCuba -163,462 2005
144 NigeriaNigeria -170,000 2005
145 UkraineUkraine -172,829 2005
146 SomaliaSomalia -200,000 2005
147 VietnamVietnam -200,000 2005
148 KazakhstanKazakhstan -200,000 2005
149 PolandPoland -200,000 2005
150 NicaraguaNicaragua -206,400 2005
151 IraqIraq -224,003 2005
152 BrazilBrazil -229,000 2005
153 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. -236,676 2005
154 RomaniaRomania -270,000 2005
155 GuatemalaGuatemala -300,000 2005
156 GeorgiaGeorgia -309,021 2005
157 MoldovaMoldova -320,000 2005
158 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ -338,544 2005
159 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire -338,732 2005
160 El SalvadorEl Salvador -339,705 2005
161 EthiopiaEthiopia -340,460 2005
162 TanzaniaTanzania -345,000 2005
163 TajikistanTajikistan -345,000 2005
164 EcuadorEcuador -400,000 2005
165 UzbekistanUzbekistan -400,000 2005
166 GuineaGuinea -425,000 2005
167 Sri LankaSri Lanka -441,764 2005
168 PeruPeru -525,000 2005
169 SudanSudan -531,781 2005
170 MoroccoMorocco -550,000 2005
171 BangladeshBangladesh -700,000 2005
172 ZimbabweZimbabwe -700,000 2005
173 PhilippinesPhilippines -900,000 2005
174 IndonesiaIndonesia -1,000,000 2005
175 BurmaBurma -1,000,000 2005
176 PakistanPakistan -1,239,422 2005
177 IndiaIndia -1,540,000 2005
178 ChinaChina -2,058,276 2005
179 MexicoMexico -2,702,060 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Migration > Net migration", 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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