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Portuguese inflow into Brazil reaches minimum in 2020
Inês Vidigal
In 2020, 439 Portuguese entered Brazil, according to data from the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. This ministry accounted for a total of 20,730 foreigners entering Brazil, with the Portuguese accounting for 2.1% of this total. +

In 2020, the Portuguese arrivals in Brazil reached the lowest value of the entire series under analysis, having registered a sharp decrease that was higher than that registered in the total of foreign arrivals in the country (-37.7% and -33.8%, respectively). This decrease comes after two consecutive years of increases in Portuguese emigration to Brazil (up 5% in 2018 and 11.7% in 2019). With this change, the number of Portuguese citizens entering Brazil is even further away from the figure recorded in 2013: 2.904, the highest value for the period under review. The recessive trend in recent years has translated into a relative loss of importance of Portuguese immigration: while in 2013 the Portuguese accounted for 4.7% of the inflows to Brazil, in 2020 they represented only 2.1%.





Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2021), “Portuguese inflow into Brazil reaches minimum in 2020”, Observatório da Emigração


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