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This entry includes the figure for the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. The net migration rate does not distinguish between economic migrants, refugees, and other types of migrants nor does it distinguish between lawful migrants and undocumented migrants.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryNET MIGRATION RATE(MIGRANT(S)/1,000 POPULATION)
Afghanistan -0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Albania -3.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Algeria -0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
American Samoa -26.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Andorra 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Angola 0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Anguilla 11.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Argentina -0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Armenia -5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Aruba 8.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Australia 5.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Austria 4.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bahamas, The 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bahrain 12.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bangladesh -3.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Barbados -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Belarus 0.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Belgium 5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Belize 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Benin 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bermuda 1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bhutan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bolivia -0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Botswana 3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Brazil -0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
British Virgin Islands 16.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Brunei 2.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bulgaria -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Burma -1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Burundi 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cabo Verde -0.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cambodia -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cameroon -0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Canada 5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands 13.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: major destination for Cubans trying to migrate to the US (2017 est.)
Central African Republic 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Chad -3.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Chile 0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
China -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Colombia -0.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Comoros -2.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Congo, Republic of the -3.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Costa Rica 0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Croatia -1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cuba -4.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Curacao -1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cyprus 8.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Czechia 2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Denmark 2.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Djibouti 5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Dominica -5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Dominican Republic -1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ecuador 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Egypt -0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
El Salvador -8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Eritrea -13.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Estonia -3.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ethiopia -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
European Union 2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
Faroe Islands 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Fiji -6.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Finland 2.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
France 1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
French Polynesia -0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gabon -2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gambia, The -1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gaza Strip -5.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Georgia -1.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Germany 1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ghana -1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gibraltar -3.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Greece 2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Greenland -6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Grenada -2.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guam -11.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guatemala -1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guernsey 2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guinea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guyana -4.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Haiti -2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Honduras -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Hong Kong 1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Hungary 1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Iceland 4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
India 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Indonesia -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Iran -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Iraq -1.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ireland 4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Isle of Man 6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Israel 2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Italy 3.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Jamaica -4.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Japan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Jersey 3.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Jordan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kazakhstan 0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kenya -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kiribati -2.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Korea, North 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Korea, South 2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kuwait -2.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kyrgyzstan -5.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Laos -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Latvia -6.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Lebanon -20.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Lesotho -6.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Liberia -5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Libya 1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Liechtenstein 5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Lithuania -6.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Luxembourg 15.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Macau 3.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Macedonia -0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Madagascar 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Malawi 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Malaysia -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Maldives -12.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mali -3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Malta 2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands -4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mauritania -0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mauritius 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mexico -1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of -20.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Moldova -9.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Monaco 5.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mongolia -0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Montserrat 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Morocco -3.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mozambique -1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Namibia 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nauru -12.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nepal -2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Netherlands 1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
New Caledonia 3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2017 est.)
New Zealand 2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nicaragua -2.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nigeria -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Niger -0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands -15.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Norway 5.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Oman -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Pakistan -1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Palau 0.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Panama -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Paraguay -0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Peru -2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Philippines -2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Poland -0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Portugal 2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico -16.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Qatar 14.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Romania -0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Russia 1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Rwanda 0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Lucia -2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon -8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -8.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Samoa -9.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
San Marino 7.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe -8.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saudi Arabia -0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Senegal -1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Serbia 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Seychelles 1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sierra Leone -2.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Singapore 13.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sint Maarten 6.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Slovakia 0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Slovenia 0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands -1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Somalia -6.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
South Africa -0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
South Sudan 10.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Spain 7.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka -1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sudan -4.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Suriname 0.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Swaziland 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sweden 5.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Switzerland 4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Syria 61.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Taiwan 0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tajikistan -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tanzania -0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Thailand 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Timor-Leste -3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Togo 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tonga -17.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago -5.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tunisia -1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Turkey -4.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Turkmenistan -1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 9.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tuvalu -6.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Uganda -0.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ukraine 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
United Arab Emirates 10.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
United Kingdom 2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
United States 3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Uruguay -0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Uzbekistan -2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Vanuatu -1.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Venezuela -1.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Vietnam -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Virgin Islands -7.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Wallis and Futuna -4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2017 est.)
West Bank -4.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Yemen 0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Zambia 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe -8.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)