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International Migration Outlook 2014

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This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also contains two special chapters on "The labour market integration of immigrants and their children: developing, activating and using skills" and "Managing labour migration: Smart policies to support economic growth". It also includes Country notes and a Statistical Annex. This special edition is launched at the occasion of the High-level Policy Forum on Migration (Paris, 1-2 December 2014).

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Russian Federation

Migration inflows to the Russian Federation continued to rise in 2012-13. Permanent immigration to the Russian Federation in 2012 reached almost 418 000 people, 17% more than in 2011. In 2013, the number rose further to 482 000. Emigration rose from 33 500 in 2011 to 123 000 in 2012 and 182 000 in 2013. This partially reflects a change in Rosstat methodology: since 2011, temporary migrants whose residence lasts for more than nine months are included in immigration statistics and considered as emigrants when their registration period expires. Net migration to the Russian Federation was thus about 295 000 in both 2012 and 2013. Immigration has been dominated by migrants from CIS countries: Uzbekistan (21% in 2012, up from 18% in 2011), followed by Ukraine (12%), Kazakhstan (11%), Armenia (10%), Tajikistan (9%) and Kyrgyzstan (8%).

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