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Portuguese inflows into France reach minimum in 2017
Inês Vidigal
In 2017, 8,316 Portuguese entered France, according to data from the new series provided to the Observatory by the Institut National de la Statistique et de Études Économiques. This figure represents a decrease of 32.8% when compared with the previous year. +

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


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