Emerging markets Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total

DEFINITION: International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.".


1 Russia 12.08 million 2005
2 India 5.89 million 2005
3 Ukraine 5.39 million 2005
4 Pakistan 3.55 million 2005
5 Malaysia 2.03 million 2005
6 Argentina 1.49 million 2005
7 Turkey 1.33 million 2005
8 South Africa 1.25 million 2005
9 Venezuela 1.01 million 2005
10 Thailand 981,960 2005
11 Poland 825,387 2005
12 Brazil 686,309 2005
13 Mexico 604,670 2005
14 China 590,252 2005
15 Latvia 379,630 2005
16 Philippines 374,786 2005
17 Hungary 333,049 2005
18 Chile 231,496 2005
19 Estonia 201,654 2005
20 Lithuania 165,334 2005
21 Indonesia 135,623 2005
22 Romania 133,496 2005
23 Colombia 109,953 2005
24 Bulgaria 104,076 2005
25 Peru 41,557 2005


Emerging markets Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total


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