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Annual net migration down in 2020 – Media release

16 February 2021

Annual net migration continued to fall steadily, down to a provisional net gain of 44,100 in the year ended December 2020, with COVID-19-related border and travel restrictions limiting migrant arrivals and departures since March, Stats NZ said today.

“Monthly net migration since March 2020 is a trickle compared with levels seen in recent years and as a result annual net migration is falling,” population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said.

“Far fewer migrants arrived or left the country in 2020, compared with recent years.”

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