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Mozambique
A. Annual series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 1997-2019
Years Total Population Foreign-born
All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N Change in N % of total Change in N % of total As a % of all foreign-born Change in
2019 30,366,036 12.9 334,665 1.1 35.5 4,565 0.0 1.4 -6.8
2017 26,899,105 -0.5 246,954 0.9 -23.3 4,897 0.0 2.0 11.6
2015 27,042,002 14.9 321,794 1.2 5.0 4,390 0.0 1.4 5.0
2010 23,531,574 16.2 306,471 1.3 -10.4 4,181 0.0 1.4 11.0
2007 20,252,223 -1.2 342,117 1.7 29.3 3,767 0.0 1.1 4.4
2005 20,493,925 15.7 264,679 1.3 35.2 3,610 0.0 1.4 35.3
2000 17,711,927 15.9 195,702 1.1 .. 2,669 0.0 1.4 ..
1997 15,278,334 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Note

The sharp reduction in Portuguese nationals living in Mozambique between 1997 and 2007 is related to the possibility that many Portuguese people have dual nationality, where only Mozambican nationality is accounted for.



The data from 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 were revised by the UN and amended by OEm on 20/05/2021.


Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from

Instituto Nacional de Estatística (information granted upon request). 2017 data for resident population, foreigners and Portuguese nationals "População por idade, segundo área de residência, nacionalidade e sexo". United Nations Statistics Division (2017) and United Nations Statistics Division (restantes dados) (the UN data are estimates).


A.1.1 Residents born in Portugal by sex, 2000-2019
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2019 4,565 1,636 35.8 2,929 64.2
2017 4,897 1,852 37.8 3,045 62.2
2015 4,390 1,574 35.9 2,816 64.2
2010 4,181 1,500 35.9 2,681 64.1
2005 3,610 1,295 35.9 2,315 64.1
2000 2,669 876 32.8 1,793 67.2
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 19/05/2021
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from United Nations Statistics Division (2017) and United Nations Statistics Division (restantes dados) (the UN data are estimates).
A.2 Foreign population, 1997-2019
Years Total Population All foreign-born
All foreign-born Foreigners with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in N % of total Change in N % of total As a % of all foreigners Change in
2019 30,366,036 12.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 26,899,105 -0.5 142,315 0.5 .. 5,560 0.0 2.3 ..
2015 27,042,002 14.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2010 23,531,574 16.2 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2007 20,252,223 -1.2 205,906 1.0 .. 4,279 0.0 1.3 ..
2005 20,493,925 15.7 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2000 17,711,927 15.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1997 15,278,334 .. 71,256 0.5 .. 22,090 0.2 .. ..
Note The sharp reduction in Portuguese nationals living in Mozambique between 1997 and 2007 is related to the possibility that many Portuguese people have dual nationality, where only Mozambican nationality is accounted for.

The data from 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 were revised by the UN and amended by OEm on 20/05/2021.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Instituto Nacional de Estatística (information granted upon request). 2017 data for resident population, foreigners and Portuguese nationals "População por idade, segundo área de residência, nacionalidade e sexo". United Nations Statistics Division (2017) and United Nations Statistics Division (restantes dados) (the UN data are estimates).
A.2.1 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by sex, 2017
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2017 5,560 2,268 40.8 3,292 59.2
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Instituto Nacional de Estatística, IV RGPH 2017: "População por idade, segundo área de residência, nacionalidade e sexo".
A.2.2 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by age group, 2017
Years All foreign-born < 15 15-39 40-64 > 65
N N % of total N % of total N % of total N % of total
2017 5,560 1,060 19.1 1,666 30.0 2,092 37.6 742 0.0
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Instituto Nacional de Estatística, IV RGPH 2017: "População por idade, segundo área de residência, nacionalidade e sexo".
A.3 Consular registrations, 2008-2020
Years All registrations Registrations by migrants born in Portugal Registrations by migrants with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in N % of total Change in N % of total Change in
2020 41,492 6.9 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2019 38,805 21.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2018 31,926 4.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 30,582 18.8 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 25,739 -12.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 29,360 18.5 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 24,779 -0.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 24,871 9.7 10,631 42.8 15.2 24,191 97.3 18.5
2012 22,663 7.3 9,224 40.7 10.9 20,415 90.1 7.4
2011 21,114 3.4 8,315 39.4 5.2 19,007 90.0 -6.4
2010 20,413 0.6 7,902 38.7 10.1 20,301 99.5 7.9
2009 20,298 22.6 7,178 35.4 15.6 18,813 92.7 14.4
2008 16,556 .. 6,211 37.5 .. 16,448 99.4 ..
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Portuguese consulates abroad and Consular Management System (DGACCP), data granted upon request.
A.4 Foreign inflows , 2011-2016
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
Change in N % of total Change in
2016 .. .. 1,439 .. -78.3
2015 .. .. 6,619 .. 66.7
2014 .. .. 3,971 .. 5.6
2013 .. .. 3,759 .. 44.7
2012 .. .. 2,597 .. 14.7
2011 .. .. 2,264 .. ..
Note The figures refer to work permits granted by the Ministry of Labor.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Data granted by the Directorate-General for Consular Affairs and Portuguese Communities (DGACCP), according to elements transmited by the Ministry of Labour from Mozambique.
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A.6 Remittances, 2000-2021
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
Change in N Change in
2021 4,630 -15.0 5,710 2.9 0.82
2020 5,450 -5.4 5,550 -8.9 0.99
2019 5,760 -6.8 6,090 -4.4 0.95
2018 6,180 13.2 6,370 -0.9 0.98
2017 5,460 -10.9 6,430 -19.0 0.85
2016 6,130 -1.1 7,940 -19.2 0.78
2015 6,200 35.4 9,830 3.0 0.64
2014 4,580 -39.4 9,540 -4.8 0.49
2013 7,560 51.2 10,020 14.5 0.76
2012 5,000 7.5 8,750 54.6 0.58
2011 4,650 69.7 5,660 26.1 0.83
2010 2,740 13.2 4,490 40.8 0.62
2009 2,420 3.4 3,190 1.0 0.76
2008 2,340 -1.3 3,160 -46.1 0.75
2007 2,370 22.2 5,860 31.7 0.41
2006 1,940 9.6 4,450 8.5 0.44
2005 1,770 -7.8 4,100 49.6 0.44
2004 1,920 -39.2 2,740 -32.0 0.71
2003 3,160 0.0 4,030 4.4 0.79
2002 3,160 -15.5 3,860 -38.2 0.82
2001 3,740 -51.4 6,250 -13.4 0.60
2000 7,700 .. 7,220 .. 1.07
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Banco de PortugalBP stat, Estatísticas de balança de pagamentos, Remessas de emigrantes/imigrantes.
B. Census