Five years cumulative net migration reached 100,000 persons in 2017 in Kuwait, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 85.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, five years cumulative net migration in Kuwait reached an all time high of 670,000 persons in 2012 and an all time low of -655,000 persons in 1992. When compared to Kuwait's main peers, five years cumulative net migration in Bahrain amounted to 235,000 persons, 39,171 persons in Iraq, -274,998 persons in Iran and 590,000 persons in Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Kuwait has been ranked 29th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of five years cumulative net migration, 12 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Net migration is the net total of migrants during a given period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and non-citizens.