In the 2017 more than one million Albanians (1.150.000) lived abroad, according to data published by the US research center Pew Research Center which updated 2017 information based on statistics offered by the UN. Data to be taken with tongs, but reading is certainly interesting.
The INSTAT data (Albanian Statistics Institute) estimate one total population of 2.87 million inhabitants (official link al 1 ° January 2018).
This means that the relationship between those living in Albania and those living outside is around 40%, among the highest values according to UN publications.
The Italy it is the favorite destination of the Albanian emigrants: in total there are around 460.000 Albanians who live in the Bel Paese. A figure that though Albania News has always reiterated to be higher as the population residing in Italy from Albania to the 1 January 2017 according to the ISTAT data and of 448.407 not counting the citizens who have acquired Italian citizenship and who are no longer counted in official statistics.
Al second with 430.000 there is the Greece, which was once the destination favored by emigrants but which now, due to the crisis that is affecting the Hellenic country, sees many people making the reverse journey.
Follow the United States, where many Albanians have visited in recent years thanks to 'American lottery' USA preceding in this ranking Macedonia, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada.
Emigration and immigration
Over the last few years the emigration cycle has intensified again, unlike that of the emigrants returned to Albania.
According to INSTAT data, in fact, net emigration (difference between immigrants and immigrants) in the last seven years is even equal to 330.000 people. That is, in a nutshell, the Albanian population has 'lost' 330.000 inhabitants in the last seven years (link article ).
The 2011 registered the largest number of emigrants (52.000), due to the abolition of visas implemented in that year. A figure that fell in the following years until last year, when a rise was again recorded with a total of 40.000 emigrants. As a result, net migration also deteriorated.
INSTAT data shows how this index amounts to -14.902 people. Result of the difference between the number of emigrants (39.905 persons) and that of immigrants (25.003 persons).
A year ago this difference was much lower (less than 10.000); this shows that more and more Albanians are leaving the country and less and less are returning.
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