Field Listing :: Net migration rate
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
Country
Net migration rate(migrant(s)/1,000 population)
Afghanistan -1.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Albania -3.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Algeria -0.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
American Samoa -21.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Andorra 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Angola 0.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Anguilla 12.43 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 2.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Argentina 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Armenia -5.88 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Aruba 9.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Australia 5.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Austria 1.76 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bahrain 13.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bangladesh -0.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Barbados -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Belarus 0.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Belgium 1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Belize 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Benin 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bermuda 1.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bhutan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bolivia -0.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Botswana 4.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there is an increasing flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa and Botswana in search of better economic opportunities (2014 est.)
Brazil -0.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands 17.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Brunei 2.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bulgaria -2.89 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Burma -0.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Burundi 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde -0.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cambodia -0.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cameroon -0.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Canada 5.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands 14.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: major destination for Cubans trying to migrate to the US (2014 est.)
Central African Republic 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Chad -3.54 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Chile 0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
China -0.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Colombia -0.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Comoros -2.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the -0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the -7.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Costa Rica 0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Croatia 1.43 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cuba -3.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Curacao 1.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008)
Cyprus 9.89 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Czech Republic 2.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Denmark 2.25 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Djibouti 6.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Dominica -5.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Dominican Republic -1.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ecuador -0.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Egypt -0.19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
El Salvador -8.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Eritrea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Estonia -3.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethiopia -0.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: repatriation of Ethiopian refugees residing in Sudan is expected to continue for several years; some Sudanese, Somali, and Eritrean refugees, who fled to Ethiopia from the fighting or famine in their own countries, continue to return to their homes (2014 est.)
European Union 2.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
Faroe Islands 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Fiji -6.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Finland 0.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
France 1.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
French Polynesia -0.87 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gabon -2.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gambia, The -2.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gaza Strip 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Georgia -3.25 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Germany 1.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ghana -2.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gibraltar -3.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Greece 2.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Greenland -5.98 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Grenada -3.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guam -7.61 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guatemala -2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guernsey 2.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guinea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guyana -9.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Haiti -4.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Honduras -1.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Hong Kong 1.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Hungary 1.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Iceland 0.52 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
India -0.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Indonesia -1.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Iran -0.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Iraq 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ireland 3.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Isle of Man 6.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Israel 1.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Italy 4.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Jamaica -4.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Japan 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Jersey 4.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Jordan 17.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 0.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kenya -0.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kiribati -2.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Korea, North -0.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Korea, South 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kuwait -1.11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan -6.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Laos -1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Latvia -2.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Lebanon 83.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Lesotho -7.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Liberia 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Libya 16.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein 4.72 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Lithuania -0.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Luxembourg 7.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Macau 3.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Macedonia -0.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Madagascar 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Malawi 0.25 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Malaysia -0.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region (2014 est.)
Maldives -12.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mali -2.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Malta 1.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands -4.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mauritania -0.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mauritius 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mexico -1.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of -20.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Moldova -9.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Monaco 2.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mongolia -0.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Montserrat 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Morocco -3.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mozambique -2.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Namibia 0.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nauru -14.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nepal 3.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Netherlands 1.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
New Caledonia 4.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2014 est.)
New Zealand 2.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nicaragua -3.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Niger -0.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nigeria -0.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands -4.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Norway 7.96 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Oman -0.45 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Pakistan -1.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Palau 0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Panama -0.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Paraguay -0.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Peru -2.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Philippines -1.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Poland -0.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Portugal 2.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico -8.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Qatar 27.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Romania -0.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Russia 1.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Rwanda 0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia -3.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon -8.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -9.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Samoa -10.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
San Marino 8.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe -8.79 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia -0.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Senegal -1.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Serbia 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Seychelles 1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sierra Leone -3.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: refugees currently in surrounding countries are slowly returning (2014 est.)
Singapore 14.55 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten 6.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovakia 0.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Slovenia 0.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands -1.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Somalia -9.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
South Africa -6.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there is an increasing flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa and Botswana in search of better economic opportunities (2014 est.)
South Sudan 11.94 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Spain 7.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka -1.54 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sudan -4.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Suriname 0.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Swaziland 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sweden 5.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Switzerland 5.43 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Syria -113.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Taiwan 0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tajikistan -1.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tanzania -0.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Thailand 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste -3.87 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Togo 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tonga -17.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago -6.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tunisia -1.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Turkey 0.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan -1.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 12.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tuvalu -6.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Uganda -0.76 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ukraine -0.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates 13.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
United Kingdom 2.56 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
United States 2.45 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Uruguay -1.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan -2.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Vanuatu -1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Venezuela 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Vietnam -0.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands -7.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Wallis and Futuna -5.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there has been steady emigration from Wallis and Futuna to New Caledonia (2014 est.)
West Bank 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Yemen 2.61 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Zambia -0.72 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 21.78 migrant(s)/1,000 population
note: there is an increasing flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa and Botswana in search of better economic opportunities (2014 est.)