Migration to other OECD countries

The presence of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants in other destination countries outside the region is more heterogeneous, in terms of both composition and causes (Pellegrino, 2004). Although available information is incomplete and is not sufficient to identify a clear trend, there are signs that regional migration has been growing in OECD countries.

According to OECD data base statistics—excluding Canada, the United States, and Spain, where immigration was already examined—nearly 1,170,000 Latin Americans and Caribbeans reside in OECD member countries. The largest stocks of regional immigrants are in Japan (232,000) Italy (224,000), Netherlands (221,000), United Kingdom, (84,000), France (80,000), Israel (78,000), Portugal (75,000), and Australia (75,000) (see Table 7).