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Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Updated on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Migration Watch, end of year 2019

There are 272 million migrants in the world in 2019, 23.0% more than in 2010. Mexico is the 2nd country with more migrants in the world. In 2019 there are 12.4 million Mexican migrants in the U.S. Remittances to Mexico will exceed 36 billion dollars in 2019, which will be ranked 3rd in the world, displacing Philippines.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • International Migrants Day is annually held on December 18th.
  • There are 272 million migrants in the world in 2019, 23.0% more than in 2010. Mexico is the 2nd country with more migrants in the world.
  • In 2019 there are 12.4 million Mexican migrants in the United States, 5.9 million are women (48.0%) and 6.4 million are men (52.0%).
  • Remittances to Mexico will exceed 36 billion dollars in 2019, which will be ranked 3rd in the world in receiving these resources, displacing Philippines.

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