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Largest ever annual drop
in net migration

– Media release

17 May 2021

Net migration saw the largest drop on an
annual basis in the year ended March 2021, Stats NZ today.

Net migration was provisionally estimated
at 6,600 in the year ended March 2021 compared with 91,900 in the year
ended March 2020, a drop of 85,400. Net migration in the year ended March
2020 was the highest ever.

COVID-19-related border and travel restrictions
have resulted in record annual falls in both migrant arrivals and migrant
departures.

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