The National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática) has revealed data for migratory movements into Peru for December 2016. Below, we have translated the key details of their findings.
In 2016, 404,512 foreigners entered Peru, which is an increase of 13% from December 2015 – this number includes tourists, diplomats, as well as migrants. Foreigners entering the country came mainly from Chile (44%), followed by Ecuador %), the United States (11%), Bolivia (7%), Colombia (5%), Spain (4%), Argentina (3%), Brazil (3%), Mexico (3%), Panama (2%), and other countries (7%). The number of those who entered 52% were men, and 48% women.
Though there has been an increase in foreign entrants into Peru, there has been a decrease in migration of foreign workers. INEI found that there was a 3.1% decrease in December 2016 from December 2015, with 8,587 migrants entering the country specifically for employment. Of the migrant workers who entered in 2016, 18% came from Colombia, 17% from Chile, 12% from Spain, and 8% from Ecuador.
Read the full press release in Spanish here