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Portuguese emigration to Belgium maintains growth in 2019
Inês Vidigal
According to OECD data, 3,215 Portuguese entered Belgium in 2019. That international organisation accounted for a total of 129,450 entries of foreigners into Belgian territory, with the Portuguese accounting for 2.5% of that total. +

This was the second consecutive year that Portuguese emigration to Belgium registered an increase (+4.6% in 2018 and +14.2% in 2019). In 2013 the number of Portuguese emigrants entering Belgian territory had reached the highest figure of this century (4,332 arrivals), very different from the 1,324 arrivals recorded in 2000 (minimum value of the series under analysis). 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% of the influx of migrants into Belgium, in 2018 they accounted for 2.5%.





Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2021), “Portuguese emigration to Belgium maintains growth in 2019”, Observatório da Emigração


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