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2019.04.09 13:45

Lithuania registers net immigration second month in a row

Vaidotas Beniušis, BNS2019.04.09 13:45

Lithuania registered a positive migration balance in March, a second successive month when more people arrived in the country than left it.

Figures from the national statistics office show 3,119 people having left Lithuania and 3,518 having arrived last month.

February, too, saw a positive migration balance.

The breakthrough was due to an increase in foreign arrivals. Lithuanian citizens accounted for 60 percent of all immigrants and 87 percent of all emigrants in March.

Lithuania lost nearly 3,300 people to emigration last year, the lowest number since the country joined the European Union in 2004.

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