Angola is the first preferred destination outside Europe for the Portuguese

Angola é o primeiro destino preferencial fora da Europa para os portugueses

The Lisbon Emigration Observatory Report 2021, published this Wednesday, reveals that Angola is the only non-European country, in a group of 10 countries, elected by the Portuguese as their preferred emigration destination.

In 2019, 1,708 Portuguese went to Angola, 202 fewer people than 2018, when 1,910 Portuguese chose the Lusophone country as their destination.

The report, cited by RTP, highlights that Portuguese emigration to Angola has dropped significantly since 2015: minus 42% in 2016, minus 24% in 2017, minus 36% in 2018 and minus 11% in 2019.

Among the causes of this reduction in travel flow are the recessionary effects triggered by the oil crisis and its consequences on the labor market sectors where Portuguese emigration was headed.

2009 was the year in which more Portuguese arrived in Angola, a total of 23,787.

In 2021, 127,366 people born in Portugal were registered in the Portuguese consulates in Angola, making the country the 11th in the world with more Portuguese citizens, right after Luxembourg, in a table headed by France.

Angola also appears on the list of the 10 countries with the highest volume of money transfers to Portugal, occupying fourth position, with 251.82 million Euros, after Switzerland, France, and the United Kingdom.

According to data released by the Bank of Portugal, in 2021, the total value received from emigrants' remittances was 3,677.76 million euros, corresponding to 1.7% of the Portuguese Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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