Net Migration in the Czech Republic Drops by Over a Half During First Quarter of 2020
Although immigration into the Czech Republic saw a year-on-year increase during the first three months of the year, emigration saw a significantly higher yearly increase of 2,000. In total, net migration dropped by more than half, down from over 6,000 to 4,200. Photo: KK / Brno Daily.
Czech Rep., Jun 15 (BD) – Although the population of the Czech Republic continued to grow during the first quarter of 2020, it was significantly less than previous quarters, mainly due to a large decrease in net migration. According to the statistical office of the Czech Republic (CZSO), the year-on-year decrease for the first quarter was more than 50%.
During the first three months, immigration to the Czech Republic saw a year-on-year increase of 800, up to 16,100, while emigration saw a much higher increase of 1,800, up to 11,900 people emigrating in total. According to CZSO, this steep increase was in part due to the validity of temporary residence for EU citizens being limited to 10 years. They are, however, unable to determine the impact of this factor on the total number. Net migration came to 4,200 during the first quarter, a year-on-year drop of more than half.
The highest net immigration was registered among citizens of Ukraine (nearly 5,000), followed by Russian nationals (800) and Romanians (300). The highest negative emigration was registered for British nationals (-1,500), Germans (-700), Poles (-600) and Slovaks (-500).