Migration flow of foreign nationals in Spain 2010-2019

This statistic shows the migration flow of foreign nationals from 2010 to the first half of 2019. During the analyzed period of time, the outflow of foreign nationals in Spain was greater than the number of people migrating into the country. Peaking in 2013, the number of foreign national leaving Spain reached approximately 460 thousand, in contrast to roughly 250 thousand that moved into the country. This trend terminated in 2015, year in which the outflow of migrants was surpassed by the inflow, which began an upward trend and reached figures of 559.3 thousand migrants into Spain in 2018, compared to 229 thousand foreign nationals that left the country that year. This change in tendency resulted in a positive net migration rate from 2015 onwards.

Migration flow of foreign nationals in Spain from 2010 to 2019

InflowOutflow
2019*309,874104,196
2018559,309229,112
2017454,424280,193
2016352,174237,500
2015290,005249,230
2014264,485319,989
2013248,350458,974
2012272,489389,339
2011335,893353,562
2010330,286363,221
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Spain

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Data corresponds to the first half of the year.

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