After a maximum of 19,658 entries on French territory in 2012, the number of Portuguese emigrants to France has been decreasing: -4% in 2013, -22% in 2014 and less -21% in 2015. Despite a slight recovery in 2016 (+7%), in 2017 there was a sharp decrease (-33%), making 2017 the year in which fewer Portuguese entered that country in the current decade. Inflows into France seem to have followed the general trend of Portuguese emigration flows. With the value recorded in 2017, France is no longer the second country of destination of the Portuguese, having been surpassed by Spain and Switzerland.
Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2019), “Portuguese inflows into France reach minimum in 2017”, Observatório da Emigração. http://observatorioemigracao.pt/np4EN/6914.html