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Arrivals and departures of non-Saudis by country of citizenship (2000-2011)

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ARRIVALS

 Nationality 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq 7.410 10.741 10.359 10.223 34.896 n.a. 45.638 71.245 95.854 182.354 238.949 339.698
Syria 778.342 865.143 923.436 953.977 1.041.337 n.a. 1.210.545 1.365.094 1.395.903 1.492.121 1.596.094 1.333.538
Lebanon 118.073 132.456 149.924 158.856 180.652 n.a. 217.343 257.068 273.894 295.701 325.815 283.435
Jordan 455.460 472.469 508.874 526.282 571.570 n.a. 729.727 796.945 865.868 944.952 1.054.166 1.117.081
Kuwait 1.348.492 1.347.382 1.512.632 1.451.385 1.584.531 n.a. 2.032.634 2.142.925 2.378.318 2.496.382 2.459.935 1.994.658
Yemen 309.082 411.259 498.787 510.822 530.823 n.a. 603.998 662.000 717.437 752.469 831.990 813.663
Bahrain 952.184 1.049.049 1.128.634 1.291.062 1.407.001 n.a. 1.561.882 1.767.358 1.679.447 1.425.553 1.600.619 1.184.801
Qatar 451.946 480.142 509.960 553.701 604.441 n.a. 801.392 925.516 946.890 918.916 937.669 755.511
UAE 191.895 209.164 216.049 236.422 259.785 n.a. 320.252 383.663 401.744 366.111 420.162 349.388
Oman  102.389 121.604 144.244 160.814 174.154 n.a. 237.325 251.178 236.121 201.317 248.187 165.589
Palestine 86.637 89.444 94.310 65.088 66.411 n.a. 103.983 82.932 94.348 100.498 111.787 109.673
Algeria 57.121 52.068 59.835 65.219 83.858 n.a. 107.411 120.228 127.408 141.141 159.464 188.549
Mauritania 3.259 2.784 3.762 2.966 3.856 n.a. 4.436 4.194 4.258 3.185 4.258 5.733
Egypt 1.363.965 1.457.416 1.555.376 1.509.117 1.714.341 n.a. 1.793.629 1.957.763 2.114.774 2.096.942 2.353.159 2.544.702
Morocco 55.356 41.210 56.000 53.907 59.657 n.a. 74.994 93.078 95.176 93.503 110.318 131.841
Sudan 279.433 310.708 337.496 311.170 342.656 n.a. 339.551 358.516 363.287 372.662 403.828 444.032
Tunisia 39.006 31.653 37.819 37.882 41.574 n.a. 48.270 51.298 54.663 42.601 66.815 73.856
Libya 25.958 21.508 26.341 28.114 40.754 n.a. 57.041 60.134 63.251 67.043 86.536 2.430
Somalia 11.125 11.427 15.994 15.497 14.799 n.a. 12.661 11.075 9.837 9.515 9.621 8.884
Djibouti 1.383 969 1.042 997 1.075 n.a. 1.073 1.290 1.288 1.428 1.757 1.774
Displaced Arab Tribes 6.220 6.545 7.978 9.093 517 n.a. 1.599 705 428 461 283 447
Comore Islands 402 256 267 183 180 n.a. 214 284 320 493 1.991 3.941
Kuwait (No-Nationality) 7.171 2.090 1.528 1.262 1.237 n.a. 1.466 8.180
Other Arab Nationalities 12.101 14.785 15.867 23.413 56.125 n.a. 19.760 7.405 55.814 60.094 65.272 62.490
Total 6.664.410 7.142.272 7.816.514 7.977.452 8.816.230 n.a. 10.326.824 11.380.074 11.976.328 12.065.442 13.088.675 11.915.714
ASIA
Afghanistan 12.282 11.792 14.021 12.876 11.590 n.a. 19.627 17.471 33.767 35.722 42.652 47.557
Turkey 109.893 99.180 121.199 134.484 165.487 n.a. 239.484 276.236 322.355 327.513 434.185 562.490
Iran 230.876 220.264 286.709 548.796 504.572 n.a. 577.628 621.946 642.492 803.425 415.075 792.377
Malaysia 59.451 48.213 57.413 43.170 61.235 n.a. 66.483 77.824 90.480 98.376 123.536 157.199
Japan 10.928 10.174 12.586 11.547 10.470 n.a. 15.915 20.353 20.721 20.126 20.942 22.432
Indonesia 282.475 266.025 323.951 295.175 363.012 n.a. 448.490 452.540 472.731 498.326 545.756 550.969
Philippines 260.179 272.149 287.905 295.052 310.347 n.a. 411.012 457.409 494.324 534.395 556.273 556.977
Pakistan 695.197 697.403 823.379 887.404 957.363 n.a. 1.127.905 1.195.555 1.272.313 1.367.031 1.522.400 1.770.065
India 765.505 802.943 904.003 961.300 1.046.523 n.a. 1.376.865 1.596.975 1.762.780 2.008.212 2.241.884 2.463.612
China 1.211 1.163 1.951 1.544 2.079 n.a. 2.178 2.309 3.030 3.313 3.007 3.400
South Korea 5.983 5.965 6.264 6.207 6.826 n.a. 9.906 14.898 20.099 27.043 32.449 38.464
Singapore 13.803 11.045 9.226 4.866 7.469 n.a. 8.113 8.617 9.782 9.015 10.111 11.891
Bangladesh 330.435 351.163 411.266 413.491 433.953 n.a. 458.689 589.994 537.798 463.300 475.331 520.598
Hong Kong 22 28 17 35 53 n.a. 743 521 132 63
Thailand 7.318 7.110 9.261 8.128 8.337 n.a. 9.327 8.311 9.450 8.452 9.517 11.643
Sri Lanka  109.384 117.215 127.843 137.073 133.371 n.a. 132.713 140.404 153.240 167.230 173.762 176.069
Other Asian Nationalities 55.685 59.812 73.922 97.765 72.605 n.a. 128.116 179.809 214.090 252.994 261.418 275.655
Total 6.664.410 7.142.272 7.816.514 7.977.452 4.095.292 n.a. 5.032.451 329.078 6.573.320 6.624.994 6.868.430 7.961.461
EUROPE
Britain 161.721 155.196 168.635 164.845 180.015 n.a. 221.539 238.142 246.293 269.565 287.774 309.200
France 23.089 23.562 27.393 26.551 26.843 n.a. 35.120 38.447 45.824 50.162 56.658 65.013
Holland 9.850 8.177 9.588 9.878 11.531 n.a. 15.799 18.031 18.841 20.925 20.200 23.713
Belgium 3.154 2.949 3.563 3.371 4.037 n.a. 5.119 7.517 9.632 10.062 10.235 11.429
Italy 11.046 11.230 12.341 11.780 12.363 n.a. 16.554 20.973 24.525 26.548 28.916 33.023
Sweden 6.744 6.298 7.065 6.440 6.319 n.a. 6.913 7.459 7.638 7.631 7.999 8.619
Norway 2.551 2.369 2.564 2.259 2.258 n.a. 3.091 3.489 4.357 3.717 3.875 4.316
Switzerland 2.729 2.763 3.373 3.484 3.315 n.a. 4.726 5.371 5.961 6.414 6.100 6.342
Austria 2.031 2.067 2.140 2.597 3.023 n.a. 5.166 5.721 5.476 5.970 6.366 7.095
Germany 16.804 16.360 17.851 18.285 23.035 n.a. 31.804 37.099 42.797 48.002 54.488 58.575
Spain 2.731 2.668 3.053 3.092 3.078 n.a. 5.250 7.199 9.974 10.534 12.455 15.322
Denmark 3.317 2.818 3.173 2.859 2.834 n.a. 2.920 3.464 4.204 4.702 5.561 6.440
Greece 3.555 3.712 3.665 3.240 3.505 n.a. 4.600 4.640 4.745 4.540 5.326 7.354
Cyprus 1.816 1.825 1.675 1.278 1.250 n.a. 1.381 1.708 1.988 1.782 1.767 1.911
Finland 1.349 1.466 1.759 1.459 1.056 n.a. 1.264 2.245 2.509 2.709 3.103 3.840
Other European Nationalities 18.998 18.604 17.808 20.943 23.767 n.a. 41.376 33.783 46.502 45.146 49.569 62.117
Total 271.485 262.064 285.646 282.361 308.229 n.a. 402.622 435.288 481.266 518.409 560.392 624.309
AFRICA
Ethiopia 27.593 24.888 37.051 40.294 51.472 n.a. 21.761 28.977 40.365 54.225 49.634 95.605
Mali 3.201 2.132 2.623 2.147 2.368 n.a. 2.941 3.715 2.883 2.771 3.467 6.047
Nigeria 37.431 37.567 45.489 49.424 54.547 n.a. 51.879 38.386 34.693 36.254 50.748 73.969
South Africa 20.314 19.908 23.242 27.688 34.748 n.a. 34.772 37.291 44.667 44.878 50.545 58.411
Chad 11.411 9.097 11.549 9.251 11.343 n.a. 7.903 5.343 3.985 4.181 4.613 6.098
Other African Nationalities 44.294 37.091 42.819 39.148 47.853 n.a. 50.554 47.319 51.693 50.194 58.426 80.581
Total 144.244 130.683 162.773 167.952 202.331 n.a. 169.810 161.031 178.286 192.503 217.433 320.711
AMERICA AND OCEANIA
U.S.A 137.982 137.483 145.713 143.170 138.397 n.a. 161.447 176.503 193.032 216.691 241.863 243.953
Canada 36.608 40.195 46.301 48.045 53.897 n.a. 63.430 71.114 78.759 87.799 96.994 96.601
Australia 15.317 17.090 18.032 18.514 20.767 n.a. 26.527 28.186 30.707 31.398 32.634 33.335
Other American and Oceanian Nationalities 8.329 9.996 11.760 5.040 11.430 n.a. 11.301 25.998 32.301 37.081 37.216 34.505
Total 198.236 204.764 221.806 214.769 224.491 n.a. 262.705 301.801 334.799 372.969 408.707 408.394
Unknown Nationalities 91 169 564 5 12 n.a. 30 4.459 208 1.337 940 996
TOTAL ARRIVALS 10.229.093 10.721.596 11.958.219 12.501.452 13.646.585 14.846.151 16.194.442 12.611.731 19.633.321 19.775.654 21.144.577 21.231.585

DEPARTURES

 Nationality 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq 7.453 10.502 10.194 9.915 34.330 n.a. 44.368 69.017 95.519 181.936 238.560 338.757
Syria 743.773 836.774 893.608 933.916 1.016.640 n.a. 1.176.649 1.355.700 1.376.027 1.478.275 1.586.058 1.299.071
Lebanon 116.144 130.633 147.619 158.658 181.171 n.a. 212.309 255.526 275.697 292.345 322.496 281.795
Jordan 448.127 463.607 495.960 510.955 565.535 n.a. 715.760 793.940 862.670 940.337 1.045.651 1.110.183
Kuwait 1.337.749 1.343.607 1.524.084 1.434.248 1.576.592 n.a. 2.057.560 2.145.795 2.373.458 2.479.194 2.461.288 1.860.219
Yemen 293.668 351.280 426.217 452.532 506.077 n.a. 578.613 624.631 668.472 690.703 787.336 749.879
Bahrain 949.308 1.041.334 1.127.520 1.281.834 1.396.272 n.a. 1.543.006 1.755.354 1.639.589 1.396.175 1.588.018 1.134.931
Qatar 451.083 475.358 512.613 547.616 600.541 n.a. 796.137 928.381 930.518 905.707 933.276 729.302
UAE 191.582 205.364 212.422 236.513 256.198 n.a. 311.429 368.036 346.758 334.952 407.112 326.061
Oman  100.609 115.148 136.489 160.938 168.827 n.a. 211.916 202.274 179.891 173.387 203.301 139.451
Palestine 88.586 88.420 93.127 64.378 66.621 n.a. 103.859 83.262 94.114 101.008 111.792 109.914
Algeria 56.967 51.706 58.827 64.798 83.276 n.a. 106.101 119.967 127.395 140.410 158.926 187.190
Mauritania 2.763 2.672 2.779 2.823 3.002 n.a. 4.050 4.207 3.983 3.699 4.327 5.538
Egypt 1.322.384 1.384.880 1.486.682 1.449.794 1.673.279 n.a. 1.738.408 1.872.108 2.004.612 2.016.450 2.290.923 2.491.795
Morocco 55.827 40.068 54.196 52.323 60.080 n.a. 74.080 92.486 93.049 91.808 108.782 129.611
Sudan 270.239 282.604 307.755 319.365 338.635 n.a. 353.900 370.685 363.581 368.929 393.596 429.333
Tunisia 38.552 31.392 37.299 37.655 42.041 n.a. 47.869 50.689 54.550 42.333 65.836 71.707
Libya 25.756 21.335 26.108 27.948 40.589 n.a. 56.741 60.038 62.989 66.695 86.404 2.417
Somalia 8.620 8.658 9.638 8.549 8.237 n.a. 10.016 12.000 9.917 9.984 9.986 9.424
Djibouti 1.404 1.001 1.037 1.045 1.091 n.a. 1.076 1.292 1.282 1.490 1.777 1.755
Displaced Arab Tribes 7.719 6.498 8.069 9.382 487 n.a. 1.606 726 422 441 360 408
Comore Islands 438 371 345 179 204 n.a. 214 237 262 449 1.919 3.414
Kuwait (No-Nationality) 6.197 1.724 1.401 1.110 1.116 n.a. 1.252 7.082
Other Arab Nationalities 12.335 14.750 15.948 23.061 56.295 n.a. 17.746 7.400 55.586 60.307 65.391 62.170
Total 6.537.283 6.909.686 7.589.937 7.789.535 8.677.136 n.a. 10.164.665 11.180.833 11.620.341 11.777.014 12.873.115 11.474.325
ASIA
Afghanistan 10.523 11.246 13.611 11.626 13.010 n.a. 15.748 20.701 39.589 37.303 44.140 50.619
Turkey 107.972 93.270 116.920 134.406 165.011 n.a. 237.770 275.109 323.452 325.260 434.063 560.735
Iran 229.086 218.803 284.939 546.200 502.003 n.a. 576.022 620.791 641.516 802.919 414.741 791.610
Malaysia 59.151 47.822 56.949 42.906 61.052 n.a. 65.288 77.088 89.948 96.627 124.111 155.921
Japan 11.071 10.098 12.453 11.432 10.599 n.a. 15.498 20.083 21.076 20.005 20.810 21.923
Indonesia 254.428 245.377 271.665 268.455 317.340 n.a. 359.916 380.500 452.313 447.976 524.160 607.642
Philippines 255.458 262.021 270.435 286.514 311.017 n.a. 366.036 417.393 458.547 479.156 506.962 528.899
Pakistan 637.377 607.102 719.057 791.881 909.804 n.a. 1.130.614 1.162.163 1.191.326 1.223.756 1.399.779 1.619.795
India 760.661 769.665 831.961 900.373 1.005.039 n.a. 1.289.859 1.479.434 1.627.748 1.812.981 2.084.061 2.319.324
China 1.232 1.246 2.029 1.442 2.126 n.a. 2.074 2.322 3.037 3.407 3.029 3.109
South Korea 6.138 5.983 6.295 6.214 6.992 n.a. 9.702 14.182 19.803 26.922 31.807 35.958
Singapore 13.708 10.947 9.163 4.863 7.475 n.a. 8.018 8.577 9.751 8.964 10.035 11.593
Bangladesh 232.334 256.292 282.487 295.693 325.068 n.a. 391.030 436.112 470.707 508.827 526.168 552.218
Hong Kong 20 29 17 34 55 n.a. 754 521 135 57
Thailand 7.796 7.973 9.110 8.032 8.118 n.a. 9.339 9.274 9.441 8.929 9.595 11.508
Sri Lanka  105.470 106.411 120.339 127.427 136.024 n.a. 138.931 141.852 142.300 147.278 164.763 172.945
Other Asian Nationalities 44.111 49.114 59.252 89.921 66.403 n.a. 98.455 132.223 169.729 202.572 238.057 242.408
Total 6.537.283 6.909.686 7.589.937 7.789.535 3.847.136 n.a. 4.714.300 283.894 6.116.327 6.153.403 6.536.416 7.686.264
EUROPE
Britain 162.151 155.930 168.788 166.292 182.996 n.a. 220.690 237.932 247.307 267.624 283.930 306.034
France 22.977 23.303 27.009 26.397 27.258 n.a. 34.898 38.318 46.439 48.970 55.586 63.629
Holland 9.943 8.200 9.539 9.856 11.794 n.a. 15.657 17.984 18.920 20.792 20.002 23.071
Belgium 3.115 2.995 3.538 3.355 4.085 n.a. 5.061 7.421 9.601 9.965 10.144 10.967
Italy 10.911 11.296 12.218 11.815 12.566 n.a. 16.395 20.829 24.834 26.251 28.346 32.101
Sweden 6.714 6.374 7.004 6.632 6.535 n.a. 6.929 7.520 7.692 7.518 7.887 8.317
Norway 2.518 2.389 2.553 2.294 2.326 n.a. 3.082 3.480 4.371 3.682 3.812 4.086
Switzerland 2.693 2.747 3.321 3.468 3.355 n.a. 4.725 5.355 5.987 6.352 6.032 6.162
Austria 2.061 2.074 2.138 2.587 3.021 n.a. 5.114 5.810 5.521 5.929 6.261 6.801
Germany 16.749 16.354 17.829 18.143 23.044 n.a. 31.569 37.006 43.198 47.222 53.596 57.713
Spain 2.730 2.667 3.009 3.052 3.082 n.a. 5.223 7.141 10.026 10.346 12.231 14.567
Denmark 3.284 2.854 3.075 2.908 2.941 n.a. 2.922 3.484 4.242 4.659 5.457 6.062
Greece 3.517 3.688 3.716 3.268 3.550 n.a. 4.591 4.703 4.775 4.482 5.119 6.778
Cyprus 1.823 1.866 1.769 1.358 1.244 n.a. 1.395 1.733 1.995 1.789 1.737 1.698
Finland 1.320 1.428 1.787 1.512 1.123 n.a. 1.264 2.216 2.509 2.677 3.058 3.574
Other European Nationalities 18.107 19.759 19.212 20.248 24.504 n.a. 40.724 33.401 46.609 44.096 47.849 56.608
Total 270.613 263.924 286.505 283.185 313.424 n.a. 400.239 434.333 484.026 512.354 551.047 608.168
AFRICA
Ethiopia 16.806 15.496 16.408 17.577 19.346 n.a. 23.528 29.370 37.052 44.160 48.327 55.633
Mali 2.377 1.996 2.105 2.043 2.147 n.a. 2.561 3.203 2.885 2.846 3.381 5.440
Nigeria 26.923 29.465 34.449 33.414 38.032 n.a. 42.644 47.667 38.067 38.026 49.820 72.568
South Africa 19.843 19.331 22.558 27.460 35.250 n.a. 34.852 37.267 44.290 44.238 50.261 57.221
Chad 7.103 7.148 8.175 7.351 7.007 n.a. 7.731 7.200 5.395 5.222 5.353 6.519
Other African Nationalities 38.253 39.821 40.941 37.221 45.323 n.a. 48.689 46.821 48.445 47.222 55.101 63.810
Total 111.305 113.257 124.636 125.066 147.105 n.a. 160.005 171.528 176.134 181.714 212.243 261.191
AMERICA AND OCEANIA
U.S.A 137.482 137.382 144.798 143.704 141.600 n.a. 160.051 175.825 193.396 214.500 237.598 240.622
Canada 36.286 40.039 46.152 48.528 55.022 n.a. 62.932 70.673 78.736 87.351 95.673 95.162
Australia 15.268 16.963 18.066 18.867 21.279 n.a. 26.300 28.087 30.786 31.087 32.297 32.438
Other American and Oceanian Nationalities 8.236 9.054 9.496 5.061 11.604 n.a. 11.099 25.932 32.415 36.711 36.682 31.944
Total 197.272 203.438 218.512 216.160 229.505 n.a. 260.382 300.517 335.333 369.649 402.250 400.166
Unknown Nationalities 40 94 341 8 13 n.a. 34 3.909 235 1.305 872 847
GRAND TOTAL 9.853.049 10.193.798 11.286.613 11.941.373 13.214.319 14.396.811 15.699.625 12.375.014 18.889.069 18.995.439 20.575.943 20.430.961

NET MIGRATION

 Nationality 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq -43 239 165 308 566 n.a. 1.270 2.228 335 418 389 941
Syria 34.569 28.369 29.828 20.061 24.697 n.a. 33.896 9.394 19.876 13.846 10.036 34.467
Lebanon 1.929 1.823 2.305 198 -519 n.a. 5.034 1.542 -1.803 3.356 3.319 1.640
Jordan 7.333 8.862 12.914 15.327 6.035 n.a. 13.967 3.005 3.198 4.615 8.515 6.898
Kuwait 10.743 3.775 -11.452 17.137 7.939 n.a. -24.926 -2.870 4.860 17.188 -1.353 134.439
Yemen 15.414 59.979 72.570 58.290 24.746 n.a. 25.385 37.369 48.965 61.766 44.654 63.784
Bahrain 2.876 7.715 1.114 9.228 10.729 n.a. 18.876 12.004 39.858 29.378 12.601 49.870
Qatar 863 4.784 -2.653 6.085 3.900 n.a. 5.255 -2.865 16.372 13.209 4.393 26.209
UAE 313 3.800 3.627 -91 3.587 n.a. 8.823 15.627 54.986 31.159 13.050 23.327
Oman  1.780 6.456 7.755 -124 5.327 n.a. 25.409 48.904 56.230 27.930 44.886 26.138
Palestine -1.949 1.024 1.183 710 -210 n.a. 124 -330 234 -510 -5 -241
Algeria 154 362 1.008 421 582 n.a. 1.310 261 13 731 538 1.359
Mauritania 496 112 983 143 854 n.a. 386 -13 275 -514 -69 195
Egypt 41.581 72.536 68.694 59.323 41.062 n.a. 55.221 85.655 110.162 80.492 62.236 52.907
Morocco -471 1.142 1.804 1.584 -423 n.a. 914 592 2.127 1.695 1.536 2.230
Sudan 9.194 28.104 29.741 -8.195 4.021 n.a. -14.349 -12.169 -294 3.733 10.232 14.699
Tunisia 454 261 520 227 -467 n.a. 401 609 113 268 979 2.149
Libya 202 173 233 166 165 n.a. 300 96 262 348 132 13
Somalia 2.505 2.769 6.356 6.948 6.562 n.a. 2.645 -925 -80 -469 -365 -540
Djibouti -21 -32 5 -48 -16 n.a. -3 -2 6 -62 -20 19
Displaced Arab Tribes -1.499 47 -91 -289 30 n.a. -7 -21 6 20 -77 39
Comore Islands -36 -115 -78 4 -24 n.a. 0 47 58 44 72 527
Kuwait (No-Nationality) 974 366 127 152 121 n.a. 214 1.098 0 0 0 0
Other Arab Nationalities -234 35 -81 352 -170 n.a. 2.014 5 228 -213 -119 320
Total 127.127 232.586 226.577 187.917 139.094 n.a. 162.159 199.241 355.987 288.428 215.560 441.389
ASIA
Afghanistan 1.759 546 410 1.250 -1.420 n.a. 3.879 -3.230 -5.822 -1.581 -1.488 -3.062
Turkey 1.921 5.910 4.279 78 476 n.a. 1.714 1.127 -1.097 2.253 122 1.755
Iran 1.790 1.461 1.770 2.596 2.569 n.a. 1.606 1.155 976 506 334 767
Malaysia 300 391 464 264 183 n.a. 1.195 736 532 1.749 -575 1.278
Japan -143 76 133 115 -129 n.a. 417 270 -355 121 132 509
Indonesia 28.047 20.648 52.286 26.720 45.672 n.a. 88.574 72.040 20.418 50.350 21.596 -56.673
Philippines 4.721 10.128 17.470 8.538 -670 n.a. 44.976 40.016 35.777 55.239 49.311 28.078
Pakistan 57.820 90.301 104.322 95.523 47.559 n.a. -2.709 33.392 80.987 143.275 122.621 150.270
India 4.844 33.278 72.042 60.927 41.484 n.a. 87.006 117.541 135.032 195.231 157.823 144.288
China -21 -83 -78 102 -47 n.a. 104 -13 -7 -94 -22 291
South Korea -155 -18 -31 -7 -166 n.a. 204 716 296 121 642 2.506
Singapore 95 98 63 3 -6 n.a. 95 40 31 51 76 298
Bangladesh 98.101 94.871 128.779 117.798 108.885 n.a. 67.659 153.882 67.091 -45.527 -50.837 -31.620
Hong Kong 2 -1 0 1 -2 n.a. 0 0 -11 0 -3 6
Thailand -478 -863 151 96 219 n.a. -12 -963 9 -477 -78 135
Sri Lanka  3.914 10.804 7.504 9.646 -2.653 n.a. -6.218 -1.448 10.940 19.952 8.999 3.124
Other Asian Nationalities 11.574 10.698 14.670 7.844 6.202 n.a. 29.661 47.586 44.361 50.422 23.361 33.247
Total 127.127 232.586 226.577 187.917 248.156 n.a. 318.151 45.184 456.993 471.591 332.014 275.197
EUROPE
Britain -430 -734 -153 -1.447 -2.981 n.a. 849 210 -1.014 1.941 3.844 3.166
France 112 259 384 154 -415 n.a. 222 129 -615 1.192 1.072 1.384
Holland -93 -23 49 22 -263 n.a. 142 47 -79 133 198 642
Belgium 39 -46 25 16 -48 n.a. 58 96 31 97 91 462
Italy 135 -66 123 -35 -203 n.a. 159 144 -309 297 570 922
Sweden 30 -76 61 -192 -216 n.a. -16 -61 -54 113 112 302
Norway 33 -20 11 -35 -68 n.a. 9 9 -14 35 63 230
Switzerland 36 16 52 16 -40 n.a. 1 16 -26 62 68 180
Austria -30 -7 2 10 2 n.a. 52 -89 -45 41 105 294
Germany 55 6 22 142 -9 n.a. 235 93 -401 780 892 862
Spain 1 1 44 40 -4 n.a. 27 58 -52 188 224 755
Denmark 33 -36 98 -49 -107 n.a. -2 -20 -38 43 104 378
Greece 38 24 -51 -28 -45 n.a. 9 -63 -30 58 207 576
Cyprus -7 -41 -94 -80 6 n.a. -14 -25 -7 -7 30 213
Finland 29 38 -28 -53 -67 n.a. 0 29 0 32 45 266
Other European Nationalities 891 -1.155 -1.404 695 -737 n.a. 652 382 -107 1.050 1.720 5.509
Total 872 -1.860 -859 -824 -5.195 n.a. 2.383 955 -2.760 6.055 9.345 16.141
AFRICA
Ethiopia 10.787 9.392 20.643 22.717 32.126 n.a. -1.767 -393 3.313 10.065 1.307 39.972
Mali 824 136 518 104 221 n.a. 380 512 -2 -75 86 607
Nigeria 10.508 8.102 11.040 16.010 16.515 n.a. 9.235 -9.281 -3.374 -1.772 928 1.401
South Africa 471 577 684 228 -502 n.a. -80 24 377 640 284 1.190
Chad 4.308 1.949 3.374 1.900 4.336 n.a. 172 -1.857 -1.410 -1.041 -740 -421
Other African Nationalities 6.041 -2.730 1.878 1.927 2.530 n.a. 1.865 498 3.248 2.972 3.325 16.771
Total 32.939 17.426 38.137 42.886 55.226 n.a. 9.805 -10.497 2.152 10.789 5.190 59.520
AMERICA OCEANIA
U.S.A 500 101 915 -534 -3.203 n.a. 1.396 678 -364 2.191 4.265 3.331
Canada 322 156 149 -483 -1.125 n.a. 498 441 23 448 1.321 1.439
Australia 49 127 -34 -353 -512 n.a. 227 99 -79 311 337 897
Other American and Oceanian Nationalities 93 942 2.264 -21 -174 n.a. 202 66 -114 370 534 2.561
Total 964 1.326 3.294 -1.391 -5.014 n.a. 2.323 1.284 -534 3.320 6.457 8.228
Unknown Nationalities 51 75 223 -3 -1 n.a. -4 550 -27 32 68 149
GRAND TOTAL 376.044 527.798 671.606 560.079 432.266 449.340 494.817 236.717 744.252 780.215 568.634 800.624

Source: Ministry of Interior, General Directorate of Passports

 

n.a.: not available by nationality for 2005.

 

1. Institution which provides data

 

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning

 

2. Data availability

 

Published in the CDSI’ Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Social services”

All Statistical Yearbooks are available online at: https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: May 2013.

 

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