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E.1 Estimates of the total number of Portuguese emigrants, 1960-2019
YearsSource
World Bank [A]United Nations [B]
TotalEuropeAmericaOthers
2019 .. 2,631,559 1,493,128 1,051,484 86,947
2017 2,289,642 2,266,735 1,502,151 592,642 171,942
2015 .. 2,461,470 1,391,068 990,048 80,354
2013 2,028,597  .. .. .. ..
2010 2,229,620 1,950,392 1,336,976 537,339 76,077
2005  .. 1,744,741 1,100,491 583,816 60,434
2000 1,337,442 1,995,386 1,297,016 644,901 53,469
1995 .. 1,922,320 1,184,057 685,649 52,614
1990 1,780,764 1,873,457 1,089,715 730,429 53,313
1980 1,872,021 .. .. .. ..
1970 1,284,269 .. .. .. ..
1960 935,521 .. .. .. ..
   
Note 1. Born in Portugal residing abroad. 2. Reliability problems with World Bank data on the number of Portuguese emigrants residing in France and the United Kingdom in 2000 that affect the total value (likely corrected value of 1,800,000 order). 3. The 2019 United Nations estimates revise data from 1990 to 2015. The Observatory have chosen to maintain the data for 2017 that are found in the previous estimates (The 2017 Revision).
Sources  Table by the Observatory of Emigration, data from: [A] World Bank, Bilateral Migration Matrix 2013, Bilateral Migration Matrix 2010, Bilateral Migration Database 1960-2000; [B] United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, International Migration, International Migrant Stock (The 2017 Revision for 2017 data and The 2019 Revision for the remaining data), International Migrant Stock by Destination and Origin: Table 1 Total migrant stock at mid-year by origin and by major area, region, country or area of destination, 1990-2019.

 

E.2 Estimates of the total exits of Portuguese emigrants, 2000-2019
YearsSource
INE (Statistics Portugal) [A]Emigration Observatory[B]
Total Permanent Temporary
2019 77,040 28,219 48,821 80,000
2018 81,754 31,600 50,154 75,000
2017 81,051 31,753 49,298 80,000
2016 97,151 38,273 58,878 95,000
2015 101,203 40,377 60,826 105,000
2014 134,624 49,572 85,052 110,000
2013 128,108 53,786 74,322 120,000
2012 121,418 51,958 69,460 105,000
2011 100,978 43,998 56,980 85,000
2010 .. 23,760 .. 65,000
2009 .. 16,899 .. 70,000
2008 .. 20,357 .. 85,000
2007 .. 7,890 .. 85,000
2006 .. 5,600 .. 75,000
2005 .. 6,360 .. 65,000
2004 .. 6,757 .. 70,000
2003 27,008 6,687 20,321 60,000
2002 27,358 8,813 18,545 50,000
2001 20,223 5,396 14,827 40,000
2000 21,333 4,692 16,641 ..
   
Sources Table drafted by the Observatory of Emigration, data from: [A] Instituto Nacional de Estatística INE (Statistics Portugal), "Inquérito aos Movimentos Migratórios de Saída" (1992 a 2007) and "Estimativas Anuais da Emigração" (since 2008), based on data from "Inquérito Permanente ao Emprego"; [B] Observatory of Emigration based on data from Portuguese inflows in the destination countries. 

 

E.3 Estimates of net migration of permanent movements, 2000-2019
YearsPermanent outflows Permanent inflowsNet migration
[B-A]
Total [A] National Total [B] Foreigners
 N%  N%
2019 28,219   .. ..   72,725   46,346 64 44,506
2018 31,600   29,340 93   43,170   22,755 53 11,570
2017 31,753   31,172 98   36,639   16,390 45 4,886
2016 38,273   37,188 97   29,925   15,063 50 -8,348
2015 40,377   39,847 99   29,896   14,947 50 -10,481
2014 49,572   47,665 96   19,516   9,298 48 -30,056
2013 53,786   50,835 95   17,554   5,395 31 -36,232
2012 51,958   49,453 95   14,606   5,272 36 -37,352
2011 43,998   41,443 94   19,667   7,795 40 -24,331
2010 23,760   21,796 92   27,575   8,353 30 3,815
2009 16,899   14,138 84   32,307   14,424 45 15,408
2008 20,357   18,372 90   29,718   20,132 68 9,361
2007 7,890   .. ..   29,661   .. .. 21,771
2006 5,600   .. ..   22,741   .. .. 17,141
2005 6,360   .. ..   21,741   .. .. 15,381
2004 6,757   .. ..   21,093   .. .. 14,336
2003 6,687   .. ..   31,425   .. .. 24,738
2002 8,813   .. ..   50,611   .. .. 41,798
2001 5,396   .. ..   61,609   .. .. 56,213
2000 10,667   .. ..   77,775   .. .. 67,108
   
Source Table drafted by the Observatory of Emigration, data from Eurostat, Database on Population and Social Conditions, Demography and Migration (pop). 

 

E.4 Remittances, 2000-2020 (millions of euros)

YearsPortugal inward flows Portugal outward flows  Balance
Nchange in % Nchange in % Nchange in %
2020 3,613 -1   486 2   3,127 -2
2019 3,662 2   478 -10   3,184 4
2018 3,604 1   533 3   3,071 1
2017 3,555 6   518 -3   3,037 8
2016 3,343 1   533 2   2,810 1
2015 3,316 8   523 -2   2,793 11
2014 3,061 1   535 -4   2,526 3
2013 3,016 10   556 6   2,460 11
2012 2,749 13   526 -10   2,224 21
2011 2,430 0   586 3   1,845 -1
2010 2,426 6   567 1   1,859 8
2009 2,282 -8   559 -4   1,723 -10
2008 2,485 -4   580 2   1,905 -6
2007 2,588 7   570 -7   2,018 11
2006 2,420 6   610 9   1,811 5
2005 2,277 -7   560 15   1,717 -12
2004 2,442 0   486 4   1,957 -1
2003 2,434 -14   467 7   1,967 -17
2002 2,818 -25   436 6   2,382 -28
2001 3,737 8   410 117   3,327 2
2000 3,458 ..   189 ..   3,269 ..
     

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