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Net migration rate

This page shows the value of the Net migration rate information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Afghanistan

11.54 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Albania

-10.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Algeria

-0.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

American Samoa

3.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Andorra

6.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Angola

-0.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Anguilla

19.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Antigua and Barbuda

-6.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Argentina

0.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Armenia

-4.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Aruba

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Australia

4.26 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Austria

2.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Azerbaijan

-5.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bahamas, The

-2.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bahrain

1.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bangladesh

-0.77 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Barbados

-0.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Belarus

3.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Belgium

0.98 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Belize

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Benin

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bermuda

2.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bhutan

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bolivia

-1.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

25.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Botswana

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Brazil

-0.03 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

British Virgin Islands

12.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Brunei

4.25 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Bulgaria

-5.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Burkina Faso

-1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Burundi

7.43 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cambodia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cameroon

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Canada

6.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cape Verde

-12.49 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cayman Islands

13.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: major destination for Cubans trying to migrate to the US)

Central African Republic

-1.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Chad

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Chile

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

China

-0.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Christmas Island

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Colombia

-0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Comoros

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

0.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: in 1994, about a million refugees fled into Zaire (now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DROC), to escape the fighting between the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda and Burundi; the outbreak of widespread fighting in the DROC between rebels and government forces in October 1996 spurred about 875,000 refugees to return to Rwanda in late 1996 and early 1997; an additional 173,000 Rwandan refugees disappeared in early 1997 and are assumed to have been killed by DROC forces; fighting renewed in August 1998 and has continued sporadically into 2000 resulting in further internal displacement and refugee movements within the Great Lakes region)

Congo, Republic of the

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cook Islands

-0.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Costa Rica

0.54 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cote d'Ivoire

1.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: after Liberia's civil war started in 1990, more than 350,000 refugees fled to Cote d'Ivoire; by the end of 1999 all Liberian refugees were assumed to have returned; the 2000 rate reflects labor in migration)

Croatia

7.98 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cuba

-1.52 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Cyprus

0.44 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Czech Republic

0.95 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Denmark

1.95 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Djibouti

-11.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Dominica

-22.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Dominican Republic

-4.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Ecuador

-0.56 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Egypt

-0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

El Salvador

-4.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Equatorial Guinea

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Eritrea

8.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: according to the UNHCR, about 150,000 Eritrean refugees in Sudan have registered for voluntary repatriation, following the restoration of diplomatic relations between Eritrea and Sudan in January 2000)

Estonia

-0.79 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Ethiopia

0.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: repatriation of Ethiopians who fled to Sudan for refuge from war and famine in earlier years is expected to continue for several years; small numbers of Sudanese and Somali refugees, who fled to Ethiopia from the fighting or famine in their own countries, continue to return to their homes)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Faroe Islands

3.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Fiji

-3.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Finland

0.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

France

0.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

French Guiana

11.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

French Polynesia

3.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Gabon

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Gambia, The

2.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Gaza Strip

0.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Georgia

-2.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Germany

4.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Ghana

-0.89 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Gibraltar

3.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Greece

1.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Greenland

-8.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Grenada

-16.54 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Guadeloupe

-0.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Guam

-5.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Guatemala

-1.89 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Guernsey

3.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Guinea

-2.68 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: over the years Guinea has received several hundred thousand refugees from the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone; by the end of 1999 all Liberian refugees were assumed to have returned; refugees from Sierra Leone are assumed to be returning)

Guinea-Bissau

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Guyana

-10.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Haiti

-2.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Honduras

-2.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Hong Kong

8.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Hungary

0.73 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Iceland

-2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

India

-0.08 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Indonesia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Iran

-4.55 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Iraq

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Ireland

5.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Israel

3.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Italy

1.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Jamaica

-8.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Japan

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Jersey

2.81 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Jordan

7.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Kazakhstan

-6.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Kenya

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Kiribati

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Korea, North

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Korea, South

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Kuwait

14.77 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Kyrgyzstan

-2.81 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Laos

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Latvia

-1.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Lebanon

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Lesotho

-0.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Liberia

-11.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: by the end of 1999, all Liberian refugees, who had fled the domestic strife, were assumed to have returned)

Libya

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Liechtenstein

5.03 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Lithuania

0.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Luxembourg

9.21 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Macau

9.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

-5.66 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Madagascar

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Malawi

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Malaysia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region)

Maldives

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mali

-0.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Malta

2.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Man, Isle of

5.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Marshall Islands

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Martinique

-0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mauritania

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mauritius

-0.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mayotte

11.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mexico

-2.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Micronesia, Federated States of

11.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Moldova

-0.31 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Monaco

7.89 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mongolia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Montserrat

195.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Morocco

-1.21 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Mozambique

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Myanmar

-1.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Namibia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Nauru

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Nepal

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Netherlands

2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Netherlands Antilles

-0.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

New Caledonia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

New Zealand

4.95 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Nicaragua

-1.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Niger

-0.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Nigeria

0.28 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Niue

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Norfolk Island

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Northern Mariana Islands

19.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Norway

2.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Oman

0.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Pakistan

-0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Palau

5.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Panama

-1.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Papua New Guinea

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Paraguay

-0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Peru

-1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Philippines

-1.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Pitcairn Islands

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Poland

-0.49 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Portugal

0.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Puerto Rico

-2.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Qatar

21.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Reunion

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Romania

-0.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Russia

1.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Rwanda

-2.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Saint Helena

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

-11.85 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Saint Lucia

-4.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

-4.93 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

-7.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Samoa

-11.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

San Marino

11.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sao Tome and Principe

-3.62 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Saudi Arabia

1.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Senegal

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia - 6.26 migrants/1,000 population; Montenegro - -29.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Seychelles

-6.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sierra Leone

10.61 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: by the end of 1999 refugees from Sierra Leone are assumed to be returning)

Singapore

26.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Slovakia

0.53 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Slovenia

1.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Solomon Islands

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Somalia

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

South Africa

-1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Spain

0.88 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sri Lanka

-1.47 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sudan

0.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Suriname

-8.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Svalbard

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Swaziland

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sweden

0.86 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Switzerland

1.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Syria

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Taiwan

-0.38 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Tajikistan

-3.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Tanzania

-1.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Thailand

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Togo

0.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Tokelau

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

Tonga

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Trinidad and Tobago

-9.92 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Tunisia

-0.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Turkey

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Turkmenistan

-1.11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Turks and Caicos Islands

14.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Tuvalu

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Uganda

-2.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: according to the UNHCR, by the end of 1998, Uganda was host to 205,000 refugees from a number of neighboring countries, including: Sudan 190,000, Rwanda 7,500, and Democratic Republic of the Congo 5,400; refugees began returning to their countries of origin in 2000)

Ukraine

-0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

United Arab Emirates

1.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

United Kingdom

1.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

United States

3.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Uruguay

-0.63 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Uzbekistan

-2.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Vanuatu

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Venezuela

-0.19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Vietnam

-0.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Virgin Islands

0.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Wallis and Futuna

NA migrant(s)/1,000 population

West Bank

1.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Western Sahara

-6.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Yemen

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Zambia

-0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Zimbabwe

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.) (Note: there is a small but steady flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa in search of better paid employment)
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