Asylum applicants reached 22,710 persons in 2014 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.99 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, asylum applicants in Belgium reached an all time high of 42,690 persons in 2000 and an all time low of 4,510 persons in 1988. When compared to Belgium's main peers, asylum applicants in France amounted to 64,310 persons, 202,645 persons in Germany, 1,150 persons in Luxembourg and 24,495 persons in Netherlands in 2014.
Belgium has been ranked 11th within the group of 33 countries we follow in terms of asylum applicants, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.