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José Carlos Marques*
Portuguese emigration to Switzerland has shown significant numbers since the middle of the 1980’s. After a slight decrease over the last years of the 20th century, the flow of Portuguese citizens to Switzerland intensified from 2002 onwards, being this country, between 2008 and 2010, the main destination of Portuguese emigration. The maintenance of a high number of inflows, along with a lower level of outflows, turned Switzerland into the second largest destination of Portuguese emigration in Europe and the Portuguese community in this country the third largest community of immigrants. In the last years, from 2013 to 2015, the flow of Portuguese citizens to Switzerland recorded an important decrease that is not reflected in the total number of Portuguese residents who continued to present a positive evolution.


Series  Country Reports
Number  3
Date  November 2016
Pages  40
ISSN  2183-8291
DOI   10.15847/CIESOEMCR032016    
Keywords  Portuguese emigration, Switzerland. 
Index  Index of charts, graphs and maps. Introduction. Inflows. Stocks of the emigrant population. Geographic distribution. Sociodemographic characteristics. Economic integration. Remittances. Naturalization. Note on the data. References.
Cite as Marques, José Carlos (2016), “Suíça”, OEm Country Reports, 3, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCR032016


Chart 6  Migration net of Portuguese inflows and outflows in Switzerland, 1974-2014

Note  Just permanent entries.
Source  Secrétariat d’Etat aux Migrations (SEM), several years (Author's calculations).


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