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Press release 171 / 2012-05-16: Strong immigration to Germany in 2011

WIESBADEN – According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 958,000 people immigrated to Germany in 2011. This was an increase of 160,000 arrivals, or 20%, from 2010. Such a high level of immigration was last recorded in 1996. A total of 679,000 people departed from Germany in 2011, 8,000 more than in 2010. Balancing arrivals against departures results in a net immigration of 279,000 people in 2011 – also the highest figure since 1996.

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