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Saudi Arabia: deportations from Saudi Arabia by month (March 2011-August 2018)

Monthly figures Cumulated figures
3/2011 33,323 33,323
4/2011 34,311 67,634
5/2011 30,504 98,138
6/2011 38,703 136,841
7/2011 29,724 166,565
8/2011 30,751 197,316
9/2011 43,704 241,020
10/2011 36,087 277,107
11/2011 53,014 330,121
12/2011 54,384 384,505
Total 3 to 12/ 2011  384,505
1/2012 47,473 431,978
2/2012 48,826 480,804
3/2012 46,413 527,217
4/2012 49,296 576,513
5/2012 50,734 627,247
6/2012 53,851 681,098
7/2012 44,693 725,791
8/2012 60,972 786,763
9/2012 51,963 838,726
10/2012 41,944 880,670
11/2012 51,049 931,719
12/2012 47,288 979,007
Total 2012 594,502
1/2013 46,579 1,025,586
2/2013 51,009 1,076,595
3/2013 52,322 1,128,917
4/2013 53,713 1,182,630
5/2013 61,203 1,243,833
6/2013 50,157 1,293,990
7/2013 30,585 1,324,575
8/2013 29,395 1,353,970
9/2013 34,266 1,388,236
10/2013 32,300 1,420,536
11/2013 123,470 1,544,006
12/2013 100,961 1,644,967
Total 2013 665,960
01/2014 55,069 1,700,036
02/2014 52,283 1,752,319
03/2014 50,960 1,803,279
04/2014 42,295 1,845,574
05/2014 49,437 1,895,011
06/2014 50,543 1,945,554
07/2014 44,119 1,989,673
08/2014 43,650 2,033,323
09/2014 55,186 2,088,509
10/2014 44,781 2,133,290
11/2014 55,410 2,188,700
12/2014 61,687 2,250,387
Total 2014 605,420
01/2015 55,930 2,306,317
02/2015 58,230 2,364,547
03/2015 63,134 2,427,681
04/2015 63,785 2,491,466
05/2015 47,405 2,538,871
06/2015 31,403 2,570,274
07/2015 21,355 2,591,629
08/2015 21,676 2,613,305
09/2015 24,214 2,637,519
10/2015 18,257 2,655,776
11/2015 34,107 2,689,883
12/2015 28,379 2,718,262
Total 2015 467,875
01/2016 29,050 2,747,312
02/2016 30,403 2,777,715
03/2016 27,106 2,804,821
04/2016 30,431 2,835,252
05/2016 30,918 2,866,170
06/2016 28,519 2,894,689
07/2016 25,238 2,919,927
08/2016 27,443 2,947,370
09/2016 23,640 2,971,010
10/2016 30,447 3,001,457
11/2016 42,486 3,043,943
12/2016 41,142 3,085,085
Total 2016 366,823
01/2017 35,578 3,120,663
02/2017 33,417 3,154,080
03/2017 33,234 3,187,314
04/2017 37,330 3,224,644
05/2017 40,166 3,264,810
06/2017 31,541 3,296,351
07/2017 81,686 3,378,037
08/2017 52,131 3,430,168
09/2017 36,488 3,466,656
10/2017 18,549 3,485,205
11/2017 30,907 3,516,112
12/2017 30,447 3,546,559
Total 2017 461,474
01/2018 44,382 3,590,941
02/2018 47,406 3,638,347
03/2018 45,162 3,683,509
04/2018 46,282 3,729,791
05/2018 46,566 3,776,357
06/2018 42,443 3,818,800
07/2018 40,610 3,859,410
08/2018 33,838 3,893,248
09/2018

Source: Ministry of Interior.
 
1. Definition

Saudi Arabia for years has been routinely performing deportations of illegal workers, during amnesty periods and rounding up operations of various scales.

2. Institution which provides data 

Ministry of Interior

3. Data availability 

Monthly figures for irregulars’ arrests and deportations are available online on the Ministry of Interior’s website,
Path: Section “Sectors”, “National center for security operations”, “Statistics”, “monthly statistics”. Data available in the Arabic section only.
Figures are computed by Hijri months.

Last date of access: Septembre 2018

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