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Major immigration flows to Finland 1990-1999

Average annual flows above 1000 people by country of origin 

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Migration flows by country of origin are of growing interest in the Nordic Region due to the recent unprecedented in-flows of migrants.  There are also interesting differences between the Nordic countries with respect to the dominant countries of origin of migrants and the size of inflows.

Finland had only three average annual inflows of more than 1000 people during the measured period, a distinctively different pattern with respect to numbers when compared to the three other largest Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Finland’s largest migrant inflows during the 1990s, were from Sweden, an annual average of around 4000 people, followed by Russia (about 2000) and Estonia (around 1000).