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Portuguese Emigration Factbook 2017
Rui Pena Pires*, Inês Vidigal**, Cláudia Pereira*, Joana Azevedo*, Carlota Moura Veiga*
In 2016, the decrease in Portuguese emigration was accelerated, with about 100 thousand individuals leaving the country. The review of the statistical series estimated by the Observatory on total emigration points to the existence of a peak of emigration in 2013, higher than the one estimated so far, of around 120,000 outflows, as well as a progressive slower descent, in 2014 and 2015, to values around 110 thousand exits. The 2017 edition of the Factbook includes data updated to 2016 (or last year available) on total Portuguese emigration and for the main countries of destination, as well as on emigrants' remittances.


Date  March 2018
Pages  88
ISBN  978-972-8048-24-2  
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMFB2017
Keywords  Portuguese emigration, remittances.
Contents  List of tables, charts and maps. Signs, abbreviations and acronyms. Acknowledgments. Foreword and highlights. Total emigration. Emigration to top destination countries. Remittances. Methodological remarks. Glossary. Metadata. References. Webography.
Cite as  Observatório da Emigração (2018), Portuguese Emigration Factbook 2017, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMFB2017 


Chart 1.2  OEm Estimates of the outflows of Portuguese emigrants, 2001-2016

Source  Chart by Observatório da Emigração, data from OEm estimates based on destination countries permanent inflows data.


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal
** PORDATA, Base de Dados Portugal Contemporâneo, Lisbon, Portugal; Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal


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