Spain Refugee Statistics 1961-2022

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.
  • Spain refugee statistics for 2020 was 103,679.00, a 79.53% increase from 2019.
  • Spain refugee statistics for 2019 was 57,751.00, a 182.58% increase from 2018.
  • Spain refugee statistics for 2018 was 20,437.00, a 16.51% increase from 2017.
  • Spain refugee statistics for 2017 was 17,541.00, a 35.11% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 1,210,636.00
France 436,100.00
United States 340,881.00
Sweden 248,425.00
Austria 141,866.00
United Kingdom 132,349.00
Italy 128,033.00
Switzerland 115,868.00
Canada 109,264.00
Spain 103,679.00
Greece 103,136.00
Netherlands 78,911.00
Belgium 65,033.00
Australia 57,451.00
Norway 49,713.00
Denmark 36,718.00
Finland 23,483.00
Cyprus 14,037.00
Malta 9,208.00
Ireland 9,070.00
Hungary 5,898.00
Luxembourg 5,213.00
Argentina 4,045.00
South Korea 3,498.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,224.00
Poland 2,811.00
Panama 2,632.00
Portugal 2,445.00
Chile 2,078.00
Czech Republic 1,959.00
Lithuania 1,915.00
Israel 1,898.00
New Zealand 1,808.00
Iceland 1,510.00
UAE 1,330.00
Japan 1,137.00
Slovak Republic 1,036.00
Croatia 966.00
Slovenia 858.00
Kuwait 737.00
Uruguay 719.00
Latvia 667.00
Saudi Arabia 340.00
Oman 308.00
Estonia 297.00
Hong Kong 266.00
Bahrain 256.00
Qatar 201.00
Liechtenstein 154.00
Curacao 78.00
Cayman Islands 43.00
Bahamas 25.00
Monaco 22.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.00
Singapore 5.00
Spain Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 103,679.00 79.53%
2019 57,751.00 182.58%
2018 20,437.00 16.51%
2017 17,541.00 35.11%
2016 12,983.00 101.38%
2015 6,447.00 11.21%
2014 5,797.00 24.91%
2013 4,641.00 3.09%
2012 4,502.00 6.68%
2011 4,220.00 10.64%
2010 3,814.00 -3.69%
2009 3,960.00 -14.82%
2008 4,649.00 -9.61%
2007 5,143.00 -2.39%
2006 5,269.00 -1.86%
2005 5,369.00 -5.64%
2004 5,690.00 -3.76%
2003 5,912.00 -12.84%
2002 6,783.00 -0.31%
2001 6,804.00 -2.55%
2000 6,982.00 4.08%
1999 6,708.00 13.35%
1998 5,918.00 7.37%
1997 5,512.00 -2.82%
1996 5,672.00 -2.88%
1995 5,840.00 9.14%
1994 5,351.00 7.23%
1993 4,990.00 23.51%
1992 4,040.00 0.87%
1991 4,005.00 -51.76%
1990 8,303.00 -4.30%
1989 8,676.00 -0.17%
1988 8,691.00 -5.53%
1987 9,200.00 -9.80%
1986 10,200.00 9.68%
1985 9,300.00 -6.06%
1984 9,900.00 -58.23%
1983 23,700.00 0.85%
1982 23,500.00 9.30%
1981 21,500.00 0.00%
1980 21,500.00 -17.31%
1979 26,000.00 73.33%
1978 15,000.00 0.00%
1977 15,000.00 -9.09%
1976 16,500.00 3.13%
1975 16,000.00 -11.11%
1974 18,000.00 -30.77%
1973 26,000.00 -35.00%
1972 40,000.00 5.26%
1971 38,000.00 28.81%
1970 29,500.00 28.26%
1969 23,000.00 15.00%
1968 20,000.00 0.00%
1967 20,000.00 17.65%
1966 17,000.00 21.43%
1965 14,000.00 0.00%
1964 14,000.00 600.00%
1963 2,000.00 0.00%
1962 2,000.00 0.00%
1961 2,000.00 0.00%