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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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Denmark

The migration inflow to Denmark has been increasing continuously since 2009, reaching 97 900 persons in 2015 (+13% over 2014), according to Statistics Denmark. The number of Danish citizens in the migration inflow basically remained constant at around 22 000. Among the foreigners immigrating in 2015, the largest groups were nationals of Syria (11 300, +109% over 2014), Romania (5 100, -1%) and Poland (4 800, -3%). The migration outflow plateaued at 49 000, of whom 20 500 were Danish citizens. The net migration inflow has been increasing by more than 25% each year since 2013, mainly due to the increase in the inflows of foreigners.

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