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Portuguese emigrate more to the Netherlands than to Luxembourg
Inês Vidigal
According to data from the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, 4,533 Portuguese entered the Netherlands in 2022. This Dutch agency accounted for a total of 378,122 foreigners entering the country, with the Portuguese accounting for 1.2% of this total. +

After a sharp increase in 2021 (+76.2%), in 2022 Portuguese emigration to the Netherlands grew again (+33.1%), reaching the highest value of entries in the series under analysis. With this increase, emigration to the Netherlands exceeds the emigration registered in Luxembourg (3,633 entries in 2022), a traditional destination for Portuguese emigration. Portuguese emigration to the Netherlands had a minimum value in 2005, with 830 entries, and a very strong growth between that year and 2008. A slight decrease between 2013 and 2015 was replaced by continuous growth in the following years, with the maximum value of the series to be recorded in 2022, with 4,533 entries. 






Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2023), “Portuguese emigrate more to the Netherlands than to Luxembourg”, Observatório da Emigração


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