EU Asylum Applicants by Country of Origin

Based on a comparison of 123 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 Paraguay with 0 persons, Brunei with 0 persons and East Timor with 0 persons.

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Country Unit 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    
Angola persons 1,000 1,105 1,350 1,145 1,465    
Argentina persons 20.0 5.00 15.0 10.0 25.0    
Armenia persons 4,565 6,855 5,525 7,115 5,520    
Australia persons 0 10.0 5.00 15.0 10.0    
Azerbaijan persons 2,045 2,585 2,060 2,490 2,275    
Bahrain persons 5.00 0 5.00 130 65.0    
Bangladesh persons 5,960 5,970 6,195 8,490 6,300    
Belarus persons 960 945 910 1,405 1,285    
Belize persons 0 0 5.00 0 0    
Benin persons 235 215 225 260 300    
Bhutan persons 160 100 125 110 85.0    
Bolivia persons 85.0 100 110 130 115    
Bosnia and Herzegovina persons 965 1,330 2,105 2,655 5,835    
Botswana persons 5.00 20.0 25.0 20.0 25.0    
Brazil persons 85.0 85.0 105 125 90.0    
Brunei persons 0 0 0 0 0    
Burkina Faso persons 915 500 330 1,060 505    
Burundi persons 485 370 320 315 295    
Cambodia persons 30.0 40.0 35.0 60.0 25.0    
Cameroon persons 1,395 1,450 1,490 1,750 1,685    
Canada persons 10.0 10.0 15.0 15.0 25.0    
Central African Republic persons 150 185 130 85.0 110    
Chad persons 360 290 345 950 460    
Chile persons 60.0 45.0 50.0 30.0 30.0    
Colombia persons 1,020 560 435 410 305    
Comoros persons 1,115 520 775 1,415 705    
Congo persons 1,215 1,230 1,120 1,270 1,350    
Costa Rica persons 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00    
Cuba persons 310 240 560 605 315    
Dem. People's Republic of Korea persons 105 135 160 190 255    
Dem. Republic of the Congo persons 4,175 4,950 5,525 6,320 8,305    
Djibouti persons 45.0 70.0 80.0 115 190    
East Timor persons 0 0 5.00 0 10.0    
Ecuador persons 35.0 45.0 50.0 30.0 25.0    
Egypt persons 815 1,015 1,130 2,165 2,670    
Equatorial Guinea persons 40.0 35.0 30.0 30.0 35.0    
Eritrea persons 4,905 5,230 4,540 5,725 6,400    
Ethiopia persons 1,155 1,225 1,020 1,540 1,680    
Gabon persons 35.0 55.0 40.0 40.0 45.0    
Gambia persons 960 1,270 1,140 1,385 1,515    
Georgia persons 5,015 10,500 6,865 7,060 10,830    
Ghana persons 2,605 1,815 1,440 4,825 2,055    
Guatemala persons 20.0 40.0 20.0 40.0 45.0    
Guinea persons 3,610 4,485 4,895 6,335 5,635    
Guinea Bissau persons 160 305 290 420 370    
Honduras persons 20.0 40.0 85.0 85.0 80.0    
Hong Kong persons 2,915 5,800 5,825 5,645 5,185    
India persons 2,250 3,030 3,185 2,800 3,240    
Indonesia persons 110 215 45.0 50.0 25.0    
Iraq persons 27,655 18,845 15,830 15,230 13,190    
Iran persons 4,905 8,565 10,340 11,890 13,600    
Israel persons 100 140 115 80.0 105    
Jamaica persons 30.0 265 300 185 175    
Japan persons 0 5.00 5.00 10.0 10.0    
Jordan persons 225 230 245 215 280    
Kazakhstan persons 555 715 805 790 1,180    
Kenya persons 610 575 650 555 535    
Kosovo persons 0 14,275 14,310 9,880 10,210    
Kuwait persons 20.0 135 105 105 115    
Kyrgyzstan persons 310 320 1,045 935 680    
Lebanon persons 1,330 1,100 915 980 1,400    
Lesotho persons 5.00 0 0 0 5.00    
Liberia persons 395 380 295 340 200    
Libya persons 825 700 715 3,005 1,450    
Madagascar persons 25.0 170 275 160 175    
Malawi persons 30.0 260 295 245 225    
Malaysia persons 25.0 55.0 85.0 80.0 70.0    
Maldives persons 0 0 0 0 5.00    
Mali persons 4,045 1,185 995 4,060 2,420    
Mauritius persons 20.0 35.0 105 95.0 130    
Mexico persons 10.0 60.0 50.0 55.0 75.0    
Moldova persons 960 1,110 735 610 440    
Mongolia persons 1,500 2,030 1,685 1,570 1,155    
Montenegro persons 275 270 405 635 1,260    
Morocco persons 885 1,125 1,085 2,040 2,620    
Mozambique persons 5.00 15.0 10.0 10.0 10.0    
Myanmar persons 280 505 740 570 950    
Namibia persons 0 25.0 25.0 20.0 30.0    
Nepal persons 430 415 670 965 665    
New Zealand persons 0 5.00 0 0 0    
Nicaragua persons 50.0 65.0 25.0 35.0 35.0    
Niger persons 400 260 230 980 345    
Nigeria persons 10,840 10,270 6,805 13,075 7,520    
Oman persons 0 0 0 5.00 5.00    
Pakistan persons 10,395 9,925 9,220 16,265 19,785    
Palestine persons 810 1,555 1,240 850 660    
Panama persons 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 0    
Paraguay persons 5.00 0 10.0 0 10.0    
Peru persons 165 210 180 145 145    
Philippines persons 160 185 175 145 135    
Russia persons 21,015 20,110 18,595 18,325 24,290    
Rwanda persons 755 830 840 900 775    
Saudi Arabia persons 10.0 30.0 25.0 50.0 35.0    
Senegal persons 1,070 945 1,185 2,065 2,420    
Serbia persons 13,725 5,460 17,740 14,105 19,055    
Sierra Leone persons 860 810 675 880 790    
Singapore persons 0 0 5.00 5.00 10.0    
Somalia persons 16,070 19,000 14,360 12,370 14,280    
South Africa persons 110 360 260 180 160    
South Korea persons 5.00 30.0 15.0 20.0 25.0    
South Sudan persons 0 0 0 0 35.0    
Sri Lanka persons 5,205 7,380 6,485 7,400 7,345    
Sudan persons 1,770 1,955 2,305 3,280 2,610    
Swaziland persons 5.00 15.0 5.00 5.00 15.0    
Taiwan persons 35.0 45.0 35.0 25.0 15.0    
Tajikistan persons 90.0 145 205 210 210    
Thailand persons 15.0 30.0 55.0 110 45.0    
Togo persons 1,185 600 715 815 675    
Tunisia persons 620 590 540 6,810 2,240    
Turkey persons 7,115 7,030 6,360 6,505 6,210    
Turkmenistan persons 35.0 45.0 45.0 45.0 60.0    
Uganda persons 225 475 645 710 835    
Ukraine persons 925 935 830 940 1,095    
United Arab Emirates persons 0 10.0 0 5.00 10.0    
USA persons 35.0 75.0 95.0 65.0 85.0    
Uruguay persons 0 5.00 5.00 5.00 0    
Venezuela persons 75.0 60.0 90.0 105 80.0    
Vietnam persons 1,775 2,460 2,335 1,720 1,675    
Yemen persons 180 265 310 355 475    
Zambia persons 0 60.0 30.0 35.0 45.0    
Zimbabwe persons 320 8,050 2,665 960 690