Egyptian migrants down 10.3% in 2016: CAPMAS


Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - 03:06 GMT

CAPMAS - File photo

CAPMAS - File photo

CAIRO – 2 July 2016: “The number of migrants declined by 10.3 percent in 2016, recording 367 cases, compared to 409 in 2015,” according to Egypt’s state-owned statistics agency Sunday.

“The number of approvals given to Egyptian migrants was 336 and they were accompanied with 31 persons,” the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) noted.

Italy was the top destination for migrants as 135 Egyptians moved there, representing 36.8 percent of the migrants, CAPMAS said.

More than 190 Egyptian migrants are holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees, representing 55.2 percent.

CAPMAS said that the number of migrants, aged between 40 and 44 years, was 90, representing 24.5 percent, while those who are aged 35 to 39 are 82 migrants representing 22.3 percent.

However, the CAPMAS report says the migrants who acquired foreign nationalities increased to 2,241 in 2016 compared to 2,200 in 2015.

Around 59.3 percent of migrants settled in European countries, while 24.9 percent of migrants were in American continents and 11.9 percent of migrants in Arab countries.



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