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Recent Portuguese emigration to Asia
Portuguese inflow into South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan have remained relatively stable over the past 10 years, according to data recently released by the statistical agencies of these countries. In Macau, there was a peak of entries between 2011 and 2014. +

South Korea is one of the four countries with the lowest number of Portuguese inflow throughout the period, always below 50 per year. Between 2007 and 2015, the inflow values into this country ranged from a low as of 23 in 2009 to a high as of 50 in 2012.

In Hong Kong, the number of employment visas granted to Portuguese has increased slightly, having surpassed 90 in 2014 and 2016.

Japan is the second country with the highest inflow value of Portuguese, among the four in analysis. Between 2007 and 2014, 120 Portuguese arrived in Japan each year. The year in which there were fewer entries was in 2011 (94) and the year in which they occurred the most was in 2013 (138).

As expected, Macao was, over this 10-year period, the country with the highest number of Portuguese entries. Between 2007 and 2013, this number recorded a continuous, more pronounced and significant increase from 2010 to 2014. Over the period under review, there were three falls: the first and second, very slight, in 2008 and 2010. The third, very marked, between 2014 and 2015. Between 2010 and 2013, on the contrary, there was a great increase in the number of entries, reaching in that last year the maximum value of the series under analysis: 265. Between 2015 and 2016 , the number of Portuguese inflow into Macao remained relatively stable, around 150 per year.



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Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2017), “A emigração portuguesa recente para a Ásia”, Observatório da Emigração


[by Inês Vidigal]
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