Germany Refugee Statistics 1960-2022

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2021 was 1,255,694.00, a 3.73% increase from 2020.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,210,596.00, a 5.57% increase from 2019.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,146,682.00, a 7.79% increase from 2018.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2018 was 1,063,835.00, a 9.63% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,255,694.00
France 499,914.00
United States 339,179.00
Sweden 240,854.00
Austria 152,514.00
Italy 144,862.00
United Kingdom 137,078.00
Canada 130,125.00
Spain 122,539.00
Greece 119,650.00
Switzerland 118,829.00
Netherlands 99,585.00
Belgium 74,063.00
Australia 55,606.00
Norway 46,042.00
Denmark 36,023.00
Finland 24,078.00
Cyprus 16,277.00
Ireland 9,571.00
Malta 9,335.00
Luxembourg 6,011.00
Hungary 5,676.00
Poland 4,875.00
Argentina 4,050.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,571.00
South Korea 3,559.00
Portugal 2,651.00
Panama 2,542.00
Chile 2,065.00
Czech Republic 1,909.00
Lithuania 1,880.00
Iceland 1,830.00
New Zealand 1,794.00
UAE 1,355.00
Israel 1,191.00
Japan 1,132.00
Slovak Republic 1,046.00
Croatia 1,020.00
Uruguay 877.00
Slovenia 839.00
Kuwait 720.00
Latvia 705.00
Saudi Arabia 333.00
Estonia 321.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 271.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 197.00
Liechtenstein 133.00
Cayman Islands 57.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
Germany Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2021 1,255,694.00 3.73%
2020 1,210,596.00 5.57%
2019 1,146,682.00 7.79%
2018 1,063,835.00 9.63%
2017 970,357.00 44.94%
2016 669,468.00 111.79%
2015 316,098.00 45.70%
2014 216,956.00 15.68%
2013 187,545.00 -68.20%
2012 589,735.00 3.16%
2011 571,672.00 -3.80%
2010 594,250.00 0.08%
2009 593,787.00 1.90%
2008 582,719.00 0.67%
2007 578,866.00 -4.37%
2006 605,329.00 -13.52%
2005 699,996.00 -20.15%
2004 876,614.00 -8.72%
2003 960,393.00 -2.00%
2002 980,001.00 8.53%
2001 903,000.00 -0.33%
2000 906,000.00 -7.12%
1999 975,500.00 2.77%
1998 949,200.00 -9.51%
1997 1,049,000.00 -17.14%
1996 1,266,000.00 -0.15%
1995 1,267,900.00 -6.40%
1994 1,354,600.00 -4.47%
1993 1,418,000.00 14.72%
1992 1,236,000.00 50.46%
1991 821,500.00 0.67%
1990 816,000.00 29.83%
1989 628,500.00 3.00%
1988 610,200.00 2.35%
1987 596,200.00 8.82%
1986 547,900.00 15.35%
1985 475,000.00 275.20%
1984 126,600.00 10.09%
1983 115,000.00 15.00%
1982 100,000.00 0.00%
1981 100,000.00 6.38%
1980 94,000.00 8.05%
1979 87,000.00 4.19%
1978 83,500.00 -30.42%
1977 120,000.00 -1.64%
1976 122,000.00 0.00%
1975 122,000.00 -0.81%
1974 123,000.00 -1.60%
1973 125,000.00 0.00%
1972 125,000.00 0.00%
1971 125,000.00 8.70%
1970 115,000.00 1.77%
1969 113,000.00 2.73%
1968 110,000.00 -1.79%
1967 112,000.00 -20.00%
1966 140,000.00 -22.22%
1965 180,000.00 0.00%
1964 180,000.00 -1.10%
1963 182,000.00 -1.62%
1962 185,000.00 -2.63%
1961 190,000.00 -3.55%
1960 197,000.00 -3.55%