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Kuwait: Arrivals and departures by groups of countries of citizenship (1995-2013)

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Groups of countries 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kuwait 847,846 971,637 1,066,757 1,223,459 1,191,092 1,354,962 1,638,307 1,693,212 1,753,923 1,909,480 2,149,827 2,456,901 2,714,495 2,866,762 3,234,577 3,323,671 3,481,257 3,730,939 4,049,002
GCC Countries n.a. 939,134 993,233 1,058,316 1,130,123 971,329 1,277,051 1,409,905 1,523,604 1,788,683 1,185,704 1,320,989 1,531,896 1,620,195 1,830,066 1,925,718 2,281,844 2,429,175 2,720,250
Other Arab countries 841,251 926,387 1,115,053 1,188,381 1,199,130 1,212,091 1,186,927 1,219,525 1,273,423
Non-Arab Asian countries n.a. 521,209 530,615 584,287 621,884 510,266 678,210 767,481 872,359 1,016,171 1,164,862 1,322,351 1,429,068 1,468,120 1,561,287 1,554,207 1,578,496 1,586,183 1,709,711
Non-Arab African countries n.a. 4,304 4,116 6,184 5,349 467,120 5,551 5,798 8,298 9,681 13,109 18,602 26,265 34,258 40,533 60,665 78,728 74,018 88,761
Europe n.a. 55,999 59,948 60,491 68,684 66,121 63,455 73,939 85,137 112,152 121,507 135,618 157,487 163,041 167,479 175,406 172,922 171,050 184,700
America n.a. 27,215 31,815 33,392 39,191 39,479 39,261 50,267 103,447 115,260 131,644 155,203 189,775 219,039 229,288 226,943 222,973 184,619 174,906
Australia and Pacific n.a. 3,463 3,621 3,769 4,327 4,529 4,453 5,230 7,219 10,922 13,002 16,339 18,243 19,179 21,286 19,198 15,479 13,948 13,146
Other n.a. 13,736 14,472 16,200 14,071 23,384 3,635 2,950 2,236 3,224 3,188 3,616 13,847 23,697 38,712 33,557 36,933 50,179 52,039
Total non-Kuwaitis 0 1,565,060 1,637,820 1,762,639 1,883,629 2,082,228 2,071,616 2,315,570 2,602,300 3,056,093 3,474,267 3,899,105 4,481,634 4,735,910 5,087,781 5,207,785 5,574,302 5,728,697 6,216,936
Grand total 847,846 2,536,697 2,704,577 2,986,098 3,074,721 3,437,190 3,709,923 4,008,782 4,356,223 4,965,573 5,624,094 6,356,006 7,196,129 7,602,672 8,322,358 8,531,456 9,055,559 9,459,636 10,265,938

 

DEPARTURES    
     
Groups of countries 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kuwait 878,222 1,050,877 1,097,410 1,263,584 1,208,742 1,236,431 1,666,029 1,725,271 1,773,781 1,927,851 2,172,839 2,529,313 2,648,845 2,899,114 3,251,020 3,330,064 3,484,743 3,732,701 4,078,973
GCC Countries 687,198 952,727 1,008,681 1,078,016 1,144,389 870,636 1,637,747 1,409,434 1,505,863 1,749,208 1,178,081 1,308,567 1,539,347 1,626,516 1,817,341 1,921,482 2,274,580 2,421,562 2,717,363
Other Arab countries 825,887 920,807 1,077,131 1,182,075 1,215,340 1,207,493 1,167,598 1,182,190 1,242,319
Non-Arab Asian countries 423,764 482,795 516,468 561,388 601,052 490,443 659,906 722,515 782,746 897,580 1,071,383 1,270,153 1,422,153 1,496,161 1,569,585 1,543,328 1,575,576 1,531,545 1,664,526
Non-Arab African countries 195,443 3,858 4,258 6,221 5,452 487,793 5,728 6,234 7,917 9,336 12,601 16,894 20,118 24,575 32,963 39,478 49,865 66,079 80,287
Europe 49,776 55,943 60,572 61,104 68,206 66,884 63,789 72,276 80,450 108,584 119,276 134,754 153,714 157,415 167,541 173,568 171,244 168,525 179,992
America 24,784 27,917 32,540 34,223 39,206 304,101 273,924 47,731 77,212 106,068 122,644 142,924 169,549 192,728 209,929 203,706 195,533 166,506 159,519
Australia and Pacific 3,106 3,845 4,028 4,066 4,617 4,591 4,526 5,192 6,635 10,390 12,908 15,868 17,031 17,999 20,773 19,154 15,540 13,963 13,165
Other 11,295 15,367 15,846 17,619 15,356 13,084 3,832 3,079 2,359 3,337 3,622 4,242 14,339 24,548 39,297 34,686 37,330 51,373 53,157
Total non-Kuwaitis 1,395,366 1,542,452 1,642,393 1,762,637 1,878,278 2,237,532 2,649,452 2,266,461 2,463,182 2,884,503 3,346,402 3,814,209 4,413,382 4,722,017 5,072,769 5,142,895 5,487,266 5,601,743 6,110,328
Grand total 2,273,588 2,593,329 2,739,803 3,026,221 3,087,020 3,473,963 4,315,481 3,991,732 4,236,963 4,812,354 5,519,241 6,343,522 7,062,227 7,621,131 8,323,789 8,472,959 8,972,009 9,334,444 10,189,301

Source: Ministry of Interior
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Definitions

Kuwait and the countries classified as “Arab countries” are the 22 members of the League of the Arab States:
Kuwait and the other Gulf Cooperation Council member states (Saudi Arabia; the UAE; Bahrain; Oman, Qatar), as well as Yemen; Syria; Lebanon; Jordan; Palestine; Iraq; Egypt; Libya; Tunisia; Algeria; Morocco; Mauritania; Sudan; Djibouti; Comores Islands; Somalia.

2. Institution which provides data

Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), Ministry of Planning

3. Data availability

Published in the CSB’ Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Transport and Communication”
Statistical Yearbooks are available online at:
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic_EN.aspx?ID=18 (website in English)
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic.aspx (Arabic website).
Volumes are bilingual (English and Arabic). Every Yearbook is published in PDF format since 2000 and a selection of 1964 to 1999 volumes is also available in one publication.
Data is also available by country of citizenship in the Annual Statistical Bulletin of Transport (available in PDF; also in Excel format for 2012 and 2013).
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic_EN.aspx?ID=41
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic.aspx?ID=41

Date of access: October 2015.

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