MREFewer Moroccans immigrated to Spain in 2021

Fewer Moroccans immigrated to Spain in 2021


Very few Moroccans settled in Spain in the first half of 2021, which among other things led to an unprecedented decline in the Spanish population.

The Spanish population fell for the first time in five years, revealed Thursday the National Statistics Institute (INE), specifying that this situation is due to the high number of deaths compared to that of births (227,920 against 157,184 ) and almost zero net migration (just over 200,000 departures from Spain against the same number of foreign arrivals) recorded this year. The institute reports a population decline of 0.06%, pending final data, El Pais reported.

The decline in the population was felt much more due to the drop in the inflow of foreigners during the first half of 2021, including Romanians (−18,579), Moroccans (−8,113) and Ecuadorians (−4 248). In contrast, the Italian, British and French communities increased by 6,742, 6,302 and 2,499 people respectively. Despite the fact that part of the foreign population has obtained Spanish citizenship, the country’s population has declined significantly.

In detail, 202,004 people have left Spain, i.e. 54.9% more than in the first half of 2020, while 201,638 foreigners have settled in the country, i.e. 18% more than in the same period. last year. By city, the population increased in Murcia (0.2%), the Canary Islands (0.09%), the Valencian Community (0.08%) and Cantabria (0.01%). In all the others, the number of inhabitants has fallen, mainly in Aragon (−1.33%), Ceuta (−0.87%) and Melilla (−0.63%).

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