Immigration flows by continent of origin

First residence permits issued for one year or more, by continent of origin
 200920102011201220132014
Africa 109 361 105 683 101 098 102 592 109 665 115 921
% 57,7 57,3 56,9 57,0 57,0 58,0
Asia 48 065 44 404 43 134 44 047 48 770 49 050
% 25,4 24,1 24,3 24,5 25,3 24,5
America 20 285 23 314 21 096 20 633 20 734 20 975
% 10,7 12,6 11,9 11,5 10,8 10,5
Europe (1) 10 643 10 194 11 254 11 471 11 957 12 600
% 5,6 5,5 6,3 6,4 6,2 6,3
Oceania 838 687 821 805 716 804
% 0,4 0,4 0,5 0,4 0,4 0,4
Total (2) 189 501 184 534 177 741 180 077 192 419 199 957
% 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0 100,0

(1) Excluding nationals of European Union member countries on 30th June 2013, and of the Vatican, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland.
(2) The sum is not necessarily equal to the total number of residence permits issued because of missing informations on countries of origin.
Residence permits issued in France (Metropolitan France and DOM) and abroad to foreign citizens of countries not listed in note 1.
Source: Authors’ compilation on the basis of data records from AGDREF, Recent demographic trends in France, Population, 71 (3), 2016.

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