Number of Portuguese emigrants in Angola rises more than three-fold in five years

5 December 2013

The number of Portuguese citizens working in Angola rose more than three-fold between 2007 and 2012, and currently totals over 113,000, Portuguese financial daily newspaper Diário Económico reported citing the International Migration Outlook 2013 report.

According to the report, the number of Portuguese emigrants in Angola in 2007 was over 33,300 and by 2012 this had risen to over 113,000, which is a rise of 240 percent.

In the same period Mozambique was the second biggest destination for Portuguese emigrants.

In absolute terms these two African countries are not at the top of the list of destinations for Portuguese emigration, in which France is ranked first (491,000 in 2007 to 580,000 in 2011), followed by Brazil (276,700 in 2007 to 329,700 in 2011).

In third place is Switzerland (193,300 in 2007 and 237,900 in 2012), and Angola is ranked in just sixth place after Germany in fourth and Spain in fifth. (macauhub)