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Asylum applications
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 1,245.4 (p) 1,824.0 (p) 933.0 (p)
2019 1,731.0 2,444.0 1,413.0 (b)
2018 1,061.4 1,127.0 1,263.0 (p)
2017 522.1 709.0 1,391.0 (b)
2016 245.4 335.0 2,621.0
2015 175.1 314.0 2,739.0 (b)
2014 105.8 117.0 1,197.0 (b)
2013 64.9 92.0 765.0
2012 27.5 50.0 568.0 (b)
2011 35.5 64.0 539.0 (b)
2010 28.5 55.0 418.0 (b)
2009 28.8 .. 374.0
2008 31.9 .. 277.0 (b)
Units: Number per million inhabitants.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of the Interior. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: November 30, 2021.

Methodological note

The indicator shows the number of first-time asylum applicants per million inhabitants. Source data are supplied to Eurostat by the national Ministries of Interior and related official agencies.

A first-time applicant for international protection is a person who lodged an application for asylum for the first time in a given Member State.