Immigration flows by continent of origin

First residence permits issued for one year or more, by continent of origin
 20102011201220132014201520162017
Africa 105 683 101 098 102 592 109 665 115 921 122 294 126 171 138 921
% 57,3 56,9 57,0 57,0 58,0 58,2 57,8 58,4
Asia 44 404 43 134 44 047 48 770 49 050 51 301 55 920 61 315
% 24,1 24,3 24,5 25,3 24,5 24,4 25,6 25,8
America 23 314 21 096 20 633 20 734 20 975 21 835 20 437 21 146
% 12,6 11,9 11,5 10,8 10,5 10,4 9,4 8,9
Europe (1) 10 089 11 184 11 405 11 934 12 530 13 266 14 541 15 037
% 5,5 6,3 6,3 6,2 6,3 6,3 6,7 6,3
Oceania 687 821 805 716 805 809 803 924
% 0,4 0,5 0,4 0,4 0,4 0,4 0,4 0,4
Total (2) 184 429 177 669 180 010 192 398 199 885 210 040 218 354 237 742

(1) Citizens of European countries (non EEA member countries and Switzerland) required to hold a residence permit for living in France.
(2) The sum is not necessarily equal to the total number of residence permits issued because of missing informations.
Residence permits issued to foreign citizens of third countries (non member states of the European Economic area and Switzerland)
Source: Authors’ compilation on the basis of data records from AGDREF, D. Breton, N. Belliot, M. Barbieri, H. d’Albis et M. Mazuy : Recent demographic trends in France: A European outlier?, Population-E, 74 (4), 2019, p. 409-498.

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Update: February 2020