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Inflows

Each country has its own system of measuring migration, based on its own particular requirements. This can make it difficult to achieve strict comparisons across countries.

Some countries use population registers while others have a variety of different sources. There are also varying definitions of what constitutes an international migrant. With those reservations in mind, the tables that follow collect some of the more recently published information.

Table 1. — Inflows of foreign population, thousands, 1994-2005

1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Inflow data based on population registers
Austria
..
..
..
..
59
72
66
75
93
97
109
101
Belgium
56
53
52
49
51
58
57
66
70
69
72
77
Czech Rp.
..
6
7
10
8
7
4
11
44
57
51
59
Denmark
16
33
25
20
21
20
23
25
22
19
19
..
Finland
8
7
8
8
8
8
9
11
10
9
12
13
Germany
774
788
708
615
606
674
649
685
658
602
602
579
Hungary
13
13
14
13
16
20
20
20
18
19
22
19
Japan
238
210
225
275
265
282
346
351
344
374
372
372
Lux'bourg
9
10
9
9
11
12
11
11
11
12
12
14
Neth'lands.
68
67
77
77
82
78
91
95
87
74
65
63
Norway
18
17
17
22
27
32
28
25
31
27
28
31
Slovak Republic
5
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
8
8
Spain
..
..
57
99
331
394
443
430
646
683
Sweden
75
36
29
33
36
35
43
44
48
48
48
51
Switz'land
92
88
74
70
72
83
86
100
98
91
96
94
Inflow data based on other sources
Australia
70
87
116
101
92
102
115
138
120
130
151
167
Canada
224
213
226
216
174
190
227
251
229
221
236
262
France
92
49
48
74
111
83
92
107
124
135
140
135
Greece
..
..
..
..
38
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
Ireland
13
14
22
24
22
22
28
33
40
33
33
51
Italy
..
..
..
..
111
268
272
233
388
..
319
..
Korea
..
..
..
..
..
..
185
173
171
178
189
266
Mexico
15
30
29
27
25
23
24
26
25
29
34
39
N. Zealand
42
56
43
33
27
31
38
54
47
43
36
54
Poland
..
..
..
..
5
17
16
21
30
30
37
39
Portugal
6
5
4
3
6
11
16
151
72
32
34
28
UK
206
228
224
237
287
337
379
373
418
407
494
474
USA
804
720
916
798
653
645
841
1059
1059
704
958
1122

Source: OECD/SOPEMI (2007). International Migration Outlook, Paris, OECD.

These and other data pages are available in Excel form by clicking the link below:
International migration data

Finland has a population register and also issues an ID card.