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International Migration Outlook 2013

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This  publication analyses recent development in immigration and other migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students. This edition also contains two special chapters on topical issues: fiscal impact of migration and  discrimination.

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Belgium

In 2011, the foreign population of Belgium amounted to 1 170 000 persons, or 10.6% of the country’s total population. The share of foreigners in the population was up by 0.4% compared with 2010. Non-European nationals now account for 3.6% of the total population. 132 000 immigrants (Belgians and foreigners) entered Belgium in 2011, up by 2% compared with 2010 (not including asylum seekers). By country of birth, the foreign-born comprise 15% of the total population of Belgium, with 745 700 born in European Union member countries. Since 2008, Morocco has been the main country of origin of immigrants, followed by France, the Netherlands and Italy.

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