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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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Sweden

Immigration to Sweden decreased slightly in 2011 to 96 500, down from 98 800 in 2010, but still remains at the high levels registered in the past five years. Returning Swedish citizens were the largest group (21% of the total), followed by citizens from Iraq and Poland (5% each), Afghanistan (4%), Denmark (3%) and Somalia (3%). Emigration flows from Sweden continued to increase and reached 51 200, almost 5% more compared to 2010. Swedish citizens accounted for 40% of total outflows, mostly going to Nordic and English-speaking countries. Net migration decreased to 45 300 in 2011, down from 53 000 in 2010.

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