2013: highest level of immigration to Germany for 20 years
According to provisional results, 1,226,000 people immigrated to Germany in 2013. This was an increase of 146,000, or 13%, from 2012. Such a high level of immigration was last recorded in 1993. A total of 789,000 people departed from Germany in 2013, 77,000 (+11%) more than in the previous year. Balancing arrivals against departures results in a net immigration of 437,000 people in 2013 – also the highest figure since 1993.