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 2020 was 1,210,636.00, a 5.58% 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.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2017 was 970,357.00, a 44.94% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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
Germany Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 1,210,636.00 5.58%
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 -4.38%
2006 605,359.00 -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%