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Statistical Annex - Legal international migration inflows in the Americas, 2009, selected countries

Table A.1.1 Selected countries

  000 002 009 2009/2008
  000 002 006 000 002 007 000 002 008 000 002 009 Permanent + Temporary Total inflows as % of population % change (total inflows)
                 
Argentina Permanent 000 024 900 000 049 700 000 080 400 000 095 000 000 210 200 0.52 -5
  Temporary 000 024 100 000 080 200 000 140 200 000 115 200      
Canada Permanent 000 251 600 000 236 800 000 247 200 000 252 200 000 634 500 1.89 -2
  Temporary 000 321 900 000 357 500 000 399 400 000 382 300      
Chile Permanent and temporary 000 048 500 000 079 400 000 068 400 000 057 100 000 057 100 0.34 -17
Colombia Permanent na na 000 000 150 000 000 260 000 030 260 0.07 2
  Temporary na na 000 029 650 000 030 000      
Ecuador Permanent 000 040 300 000 049 400 000 052 900 000 057 800 000 099 700 0.73 8
  Temporary 000 035 400 000 038 100 000 039 600 000 041 900      
El Salvador Permanent 000 000 330 000 000 590 000 000 590 000 000 430 000 002 830 0.05 14
  Temporary   000 002 100 000 001 900 000 002 400      
Mexico Permanent 000 006 900 000 006 800 000 015 100 000 023 900 000 056 400 0.05 15
  Temporary 000 040 200 000 027 800 000 033 900 000 032 500      
United States Permanent 001 266 100 001 052 400 001 107 100 001 130 800 002 550 100 0.81 -6
  Temporary 001 457 900 001 606 800 001 617 100 001 419 300      
Uruguay Permanent and temporary 000 001 200 000 001 300 000 004 000 000 003 800 000 003 800 0.11 -5
Latin America (above countries) Permanent and temporary 000 221 830 000 335 390 000 466 790 000 460 290   0.20  
      000 000 051 000 000 039 -01 -01 -01      
Canada & United States Permanent and temporary 003 297 500 003 253 500 003 370 800 003 184 600   0.91  
      -01 -01 -01 000 000 003 -01 -01 -05      
Total (above countries) Permanent and temporary 003 519 330 003 588 890 003 837 590 003 644 890   0.62  
      000 000 001 000 000 006 -01 -01 -05      

Notes: The statistics for Ecuador refer to admissions or entries rather than persons. Thus persons who entered more than once on the same permit are counted each time they enter. For this reason statistics for Ecuador are inflated relative to other countries in the table. For Chile and Uruguay, no breakdowns by temporary / permanent are available. Statistics for Mexico do not include all temporary movements; only seasonal workers are covered. In the final column, the change shown for Chile and Uruguay concerns all flows, both permanent and temporary.

Sources: National residence permit statistics, except for Colombia and temporary movements for the United States, for which the statistics are based on visas.