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Portuguese inflows into Germany decreased 7% in 2020
Inês Vidigal
In 2020, 5,380 Portuguese entered Germany, according to data from the Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland. The German agency accounted for a total of 740,305 foreigners entering Germany, with the Portuguese accounting for 0.7% of this total. +

Portuguese emigration to Germany decreased by 7% in 2020 compared to 2019, values that confirm the downward trend in recent years, common to most destinations of Portuguese emigration. However, in the German case, it is impossible, strictly speaking, to specify the variations that occurred between 2015 and 2018. According to the German Central Register of Foreigners itself, of the 16,325 entries registered in 2017, only 7,095 took place that year. The remaining 9,203 entries took place in previous years but were only registered in 2017. The values of this indicator for the years 2014 and 2016 are therefore undercounted, those for 2017 are inflated and neither the growth recorded between 2016 and 2017 nor the decrease between 2017 and 2018 are real.





Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2021), “Emigration to Italy registers decade high in 2019”, Observatório da Emigração


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