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Press release 246 / 2016-07-14: Immigration and net immigration peaked in 2015

WIESBADEN – In 2015, immigration to Germany was higher than ever before; this is reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of provisional results. In the reference year, a total 2,137,000 people immigrated to Germany. This was an increase of 672,000 arrivals, or +46%, on 2014. In 2015, a total of 998,000 people departed from Germany, 83,000 (+9%) more than in the previous year. The resulting net immigration of 1,139,000 people, the balance of arrivals and departures across Germany's borders, is the highest in the history of the Federal Republic.

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