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Saudi Arabia: Arrivals and departures of non-Saudis by country of nationality (2012-2013, last available data)

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ARRIVALS
 Nationality 2012 2013
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq 327,398 317,340
Syria 1,047,421 766,571
Lebanon 299,605 315,819
Jordan 1,274,151 1,321,988
Kuwait 2,048,280 2,236,217
Yemen 975,918 1,161,271
Bahrain 2,200,313 2,333,263
Qatar 848,677 887,337
UAE 358,426 412,757
Oman 224,011 223,656
Palestine 132,810 123,811
Algeria 258,395 225,494
Mauritania 6,345 5,690
Egypt 2,913,193 2,929,835
Morocco 156,122 142,065
Sudan 520,938 546,087
Tunisia 87,963 71,386
Libya 124,544 148,438
Somalia 9,615 8,893
Djibouti 1,586 1,324
Displaced Arab Tribes
Comore Islands 5,256 5,765
Kuwait (No-Nationality)
Other Arab Nationalities 57,932 63,743
Total 13,878,899 14,248,750
ASIA
Afghanistan 63,591 70,773
Turkey 528,283 541,045
Iran 736,908 516,888
Malaysia 194,431 233,380
Japan 24,916 25,853
Indonesia 565,070 685,238
Philippines 605,264 664,154
Pakistan 2,128,457 2,148,051
India 2,838,593 3,060,859
China 3,935 4,676
South Korea 51,722 61,688
Singapore 14,119 14,106
Bangladesh 537,203 508,099
Hong Kong 70 56
Thailand 13,541 11,596
Sri Lanka 215,143 196,169
Other Asian Nationalities 300,375 309,696
Total 8,821,621 9,052,327
EUROPE
Britain 337,891 338,208
France 72,053 70,398
Holland 28,001 27,613
Belgium 13,405 14,199
Italy 38,360 42,089
Sweden 9,191 8,151
Norway 4,369 4,066
Switzerland 7,056 6,987
Austria 8,459 8,607
Germany 63,707 64,057
Spain 19,829 24,868
Denmark 6,594 6,169
Greece 9,468 11,154
Cyprus 2,650 2,998
Finland 3,997 3,539
Other European Nationalities 74,127 89,775
Total 699,157 722,878
AFRICA
Ethiopia 284,135 287,581
Mali 4,596 4,625
Nigeria 79,547 53,323
South Africa 63,232 59,879
Chad 6,894 5,151
Other African Nationalities 93,713 73,130
Total 532,117 483,689
AMERICA AND OCEANIA
U.S.A 272,670 287,182
Canada 98,597 104,953
Australia 35,052 34,585
Other American and Oceanian Nationalities 36,412 35,037
Total 442,731 461,757
Unknown Nationalities 6,394 670
TOTAL ARRIVALS 24,380,919 24,970,071
Arrivals sans Soudan 23,859,981 24,423,984
DEPARTURES
 Nationality 2012 2013
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq 326,154 317,096
Syria 965,288 744,351
Lebanon 297,040 317,273
Jordan 1,268,860 1,328,446
Kuwait 1,986,919 2,198,227
Yemen 932,616 1,106,502
Bahrain 2,202,027 2,328,778
Qatar 834,866 881,299
UAE 332,099 399,397
Oman 175,575 205,219
Palestine 131,859 123,959
Algeria 256,639 226,049
Mauritania 6,175 5,851
Egypt 2,836,158 3,006,934
Morocco 149,333 140,472
Sudan 457,736 517,593
Tunisia 85,773 71,685
Libya 124,092 148,443
Somalia 9,941 9,943
Djibouti 1,501 1,357
Displaced Arab Tribes
Comore Islands 4,744 5,762
Kuwait (No-Nationality)
Other Arab Nationalities 57,693 63,661
Total 13,443,088 14,148,297
ASIA
Afghanistan 64,740 72,969
Turkey 522,929 546,151
Iran 736,076 516,498
Malaysia 192,823 233,467
Japan 24,199 25,996
Indonesia 714,352 805,812
Philippines 575,309 613,577
Pakistan 1,854,276 1,985,447
India 2,619,544 3,016,048
China 3,666 4,708
South Korea 48,936 60,871
Singapore 13,726 14,141
Bangladesh 562,860 532,259
Hong Kong 72 54
Thailand 13,293 12,215
Sri Lanka 187,503 192,242
Other Asian Nationalities 269,041 305,773
Total 8,403,345 8,938,228
EUROPE
Britain 334,926 338,560
France 70,550 70,917
Holland 27,161 27,515
Belgium 12,825 14,235
Italy 37,249 42,221
Sweden 8,864 8,234
Norway 4,176 4,079
Switzerland 6,695 6,992
Austria 8,216 8,628
Germany 62,411 64,314
Spain 18,765 24,473
Denmark 6,466 6,200
Greece 8,750 11,172
Cyprus 2,364 3,030
Finland 3,812 3,577
Other European Nationalities 67,876 89,363
Total 681,106 723,510
AFRICA
Ethiopia 85,064 129,864
Mali 4,180 4,724
Nigeria 78,319 53,416
South Africa 61,927 59,995
Chad 7,205 5,440
Other African Nationalities 74,439 75,140
Total 311,134 328,579
AMERICA AND OCEANIA
U.S.A 267,703 287,770
Canada 97,041 105,775
Australia 34,113 34,844
Other American and Oceanian Nationalities 34,065 35,227
Total 432,922 463,616
Unknown Nationalities 919 684
GRAND TOTAL 23,272,514 24,602,914

Source: Ministry of Interior, General Directorate of Passports
 
1. Institution which provides data 

General Authority for Statistics (GAStat)

2. Data availability 

Published in Gastat’s Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Social services”, until 2013 only.
After 2013, data pertaining to border crossings are not disagregated by nationality of the traveller.
All Statistical Yearbooks are available online at:
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Last date of access: October 2018.

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