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Emigration to Spain halts growth and decreases in 2019
Inês Vidigal
There were 10,155 Portuguese who entered Spain in 2019, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics. This Spanish agency accounted for a total of 873,842 foreigners entering Spain, with the Portuguese accounting for 1.2% of this total. +

The growth trend that had been observed since 2014 was interrupted in 2019, with the number of Portuguese inflows into Spain declining (-4.5%), although the total number of foreign arrivals continues to increase (+14.9%). Over the time series under analysis (2000-2018), Portuguese emigration to Spain had a minimum value in 2000 (2,968 entries) and a maximum value in 2007 (27,178 entries). Spain was one of the few important destinations where Portuguese entry had been increasing steadily since 2013, in contrast with the general downward trend of Portuguese emigration from that same year onwards. Despite the decrease registered in 2019, Spain remains the second destination country for Portuguese emigration.





Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2020), “Emigration to Spain halts growth and decreases in 2019”, Observatório da Emigração


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