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Press release 156 / 2013-05-07: Immigration to Germany still high in 2012

WIESBADEN – According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 1,081,000 people immigrated to Germany in 2012. This was an increase of 123,000 (+13%) from 2011. Such a high level of immigration was last recorded in 1995. A total of 712,000 people departed from Germany in 2012, 33,000 more than in 2011 (+5%). Balancing arrivals against departures results in a net immigration of 369,000 people in 2012 – also the highest figure since 1995. 

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