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International Migration Outlook 2016

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The 2016 edition of the International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of recent immigrants in OECD countries. The report includes two special chapters: “The economic impact of migration: Why the local level matters” and "International migration following environmental and geopolitical shocks: How can OECD countries respond?", as well as country notes and a statistical annex.

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Belgium

In 2014, net immigration to Belgium amounted to 36 000 persons, compared to 27 000 in 2013. This increase is due to more sustained growth in inflows of foreigners than outflows. Net immigration of foreigners (including asylum seekers) rose by over 22% to 47 500 persons in 2014, whereas the net migration of Belgian citizens remained relatively stable (-11 100). Net flows of Romanians, Bulgarians and Italians increased the most in terms of the main nationalities in 2014.

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