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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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Hungary

In 2014, 26 000 foreign citizens migrated to Hungary, 22% more than in 2013 and a figure close to the 2008 peak of 25 000 entries. The top three countries of origin were China (18% of the total), Romania (14%) and -Germany (8%). Immigration from China more than doubled over the year, and the number of new Russian migrants rose by 75%. As in previous years, immigration from the neighbouring countries – especially from Romania – decreased, partly due to the introduction of a simplified naturalisation procedure for ethnic Hungarians in 2010 that can be conducted abroad. As a result, the neighbouring countries accounted for less than a quarter of total flows in 2014, compared with around 80% ten years ago.

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