This was the third consecutive year that emigration into Switzerland declined significantly: -24% in 2014, -19% in 2015 and -18% in 2016. It was also the second year that, on the contrary, increased the total number of migrants entering Switzerland. Thus, this recession continued to translate into a relative loss of importance of Portuguese immigration: in 2013, the Portuguese accounted for 12% of migrants' arrivals into Switzerland, which fell to 9.4% in 2014, 7.6% in 2015 and to only 6 % in 2016.
Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2017), “Emigração para a Suíça volta a diminuir acentuadamente em 2016”, Observatório da Emigração. http://observatorioemigracao.pt/np4EN/5903.html