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Net migration, 2000-2017
Rui Pena Pires e Inês Vidigal *
From 2000 to 2017, net migration in Portugal fluctuated from a surplus of 67 thousand individuals, in 2000, to six years of negative balances (2011 to 2016) and returning to positive balances in 2017 (+4.886). According to Eurostat data on migration in EU and EFTA countries, Portugal is part of the group of European countries with the most negative migration balances both in absolute and relative terms. When the effects of return and re-emigration flows are removed, Portugal has even more negative figures, being exceeded only by Lithuania, Romania, Croatia and Latvia (average 2015-2017).


Series OEm Fact Sheets
Number  10
Date  March 2020
Pages  28
ISNN   2183-4385
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMFS102020
Keywords  Migration net, Portugal European Union
Contents  Evolution of migration net, 2000-2017. Comparison in the European space (avarage 2015-2017). Notes on the data. Metadata. Annex (tables)
Cite as  Pires, Rui Pena, e Inês Vidigal (2020), “Saldos migratórios 2000-2017”, OEm Fact Sheets, 10, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMFS102020.


Graph 2  Migrants entering Portugal by nationality, 2008-2017

Note (*) Includes migrants without nationality and with unknown nationality.
Source  Graph by OEm, data from Eurostat, Database on Population and Social Conditions, Demography and Migration (pop).     


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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