Citing data from the Luxembourg Statistics Portal, the analysis by the Emigration Observatory indicates that in 2021 3,885 Portuguese entered Luxembourg, which represents 15.3% of the 25,335 foreigners who entered the country that year.

The number of Portuguese entering the country in 2021 represented an increase of 18.2% compared to 2020, the year in which 3,286 Portuguese had entered Luxembourg.

In the analysis of researcher Inês Vidigal, from the Emigration Observatory, this increase “has to do with the greater mobility that 2021 has already allowed”, but “is a continuation” of a growth trend that had started in 2017 and was interrupted in 2020 by the restrictions on mobility imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Emigration Observatory notes, however, that, despite the growth recorded, the proportion of Portuguese among all emigrants entering Luxembourg has been falling, having dropped from 29% in 2013 to 15.3% in 2021.

According to available data – between 2000 and 2021 – the entry of Portuguese in Luxembourg had its minimum in 2000, with 2,193 entries, and its maximum in 2012 (5,193 entries).

According to Inês Vidigal, the trend continues for more men to emigrate to Luxembourg than women, especially young active adults aged between 15 and 39.