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Belarus receives immigrants from 110 countries in 2015


In 2015, Belarus became home to immigrants from 110 countries, Deputy Chairperson of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus Zhanna Vasilevskaya said at a press conference.

Over the past five years, immigration has exceeded emigration by 2.5 times. In 2015, as many as 28,400 foreign nationals moved permanently to Belarus, while 9,900 people left the country.

The geography of the migration flows spans different countries and continents, Zhanna Vasilevskaya noted. The majority of immigrants come from the countries of the CIS. In 2015, Belarus became home to around 22,500 citizens of the CIS member states with Ukrainians, Russians, and Kazakhstanis accounting for 89% of the total. At the same time, the countries of the CIS receive the biggest number of Belarusian emigrants, around two thirds of the total

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