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Net migration in selected European countries 2020

In 2020 Germany had the highest net migration figures in Europe at over 543 thousand people, while Romania had the lowest with negative net-migration figure of almost 74 thousand. After Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom had the second and third highest net-migration figures in that year, at 498 thousand and 260 thousand respectively.

Asylum applications in Europe
Germany accepted the largest number of asylum seekers in Europe in 2018 at 75.9 thousand, while Sweden and Belgium accepted the second and third most respectively, with roughly 10.6 and 9.7 thousand applicants each. While Germany had the highest number of asylum seekers, it received far more in the last quarter of 2016 when there were 140 thousand accepted asylum applications.

Foreign born population
Germany was also the country with the highest foreign-born population in 2018, at over 13.7 million people. The United Kingdom and France had 9.5 and 8.1 million people respectively, while the small island-country of Malta only had 83.3 thousand foreign born people among its population.

Net migration in selected European countries in 2020

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