Which European Country Attracts the Most Asylum Seekers?

EU Asylum Applicants by Country of Origin (persons), 2014 or latest
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 121 countries in 2014, Afghanistan ranked the highest in EU asylum applicants by country of origin with 41,405 persons followed by Kosovo and Eritrea. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 5.00 persons, Paraguay with 5.00 persons and Panama with 5.00 persons.

Data for more countries are available at EU Asylum Applicants by Country of Origin indicator page.

EU Asylum Applicants by Country of Origin Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,150 20,455 20,600 28,160 28,020
Albania persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,135 2,065 1,925 3,080 7,500
Bangladesh persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,960 5,970 6,195 8,490 6,300
Eritrea persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,905 5,230 4,540 5,725 6,400
Gambia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 960 1,270 1,140 1,385 1,515
Iran persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,905 8,565 10,340 11,890 13,600
Iraq persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 27,655 18,845 15,830 15,230 13,190
Kosovo persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14,275 14,310 9,880 10,210
Mali persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,045 1,185 995 4,060 2,420
Nigeria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,840 10,270 6,805 13,075 7,520
Pakistan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,395 9,925 9,220 16,265 19,785
Russia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21,015 20,110 18,595 18,325 24,290
Serbia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13,725 5,460 17,740 14,105 19,055
Somalia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16,070 19,000 14,360 12,370 14,280
Ukraine persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 925 935 830 940 1,095