In 2012 emigration rates in Lithuania decreased

  • 2013-03-22

VILNIUS - In 2012 the number of emigrants from Lithuania dropped by 12,800, while the number of Lithuanian nationals who returned to Lithuania grew by 3,300. The number of people who emigrated exceeded the number of those who immigrated 2.1 times, Statistics Lithuania reports.

In 2012, according to the data of Statistics Lithuania, 41,100 persons emigrated from Lithuania. Compared to 2011, the number of emigrants decreased 1.3 times (by 12,800). There were, on average, 13.7 emigrants per 1,000 population (in 2011, 17.8).