Net Migration (Five Years Cumulative) in Puerto Rico

Five years cumulative net migration reached -70,002 persons in 2017 in Puerto Rico, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 32.4 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, five years cumulative net migration in Puerto Rico reached an all time high of -296 persons in 1992 and an all time low of -145,704 persons in 2002. When compared to Puerto Rico's main peers, five years cumulative net migration in Dominican Republic amounted to -151,333 persons, -175,000 persons in Haiti, -93,000 persons in Jamaica and 4,500,000 persons in USA in 2017.

Puerto Rico has been ranked 125th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of five years cumulative net migration, 7 places above 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.


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