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Press: Migration Trend Changed in Hungary Last Year

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.15.

More Hungarians moved back to their home country last year than the number of people leaving, up-ending a decade-long trend, pro-government business daily Világgazdaság said on Friday.

Last year 23,200 people moved back to Hungary while 21,900 left to live abroad, the paper said, citing Central Statistical Office (KSH) figures.

The number of Hungarians leaving the country has been dropping for the past four years. At the same time, there has been an increase in the number of people moving back, the paper added. Over the past ten years the emigration peak was in 2015, when KSH reported 33,000 Hungarians moving abroad.

Last year 10,100 ethnic Hungarians born in other countries moved to Hungary, fewer than in previous years, the paper said. Taking them into account, however, altogether 33,300 Hungarians moved back home last year, it added.

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