Düsseldorf (dpa/lnw) - By August this year around 379,800 people had moved to North Rhine-Westphalia from abroad. As the State Statistical Office announced on Friday, that was around two and a half times as many people moving in as in the first eight months of the previous year 2021 with 153,100 people at the time. And there were also a good twice as many as in 2019 before the outbreak of the corona pandemic, when 188,200 people had immigrated by August. Most - 193,400 people - came from Ukraine in the first eight months of 2022.
The figures from the State Office for 2022 are based on preliminary results of the migration statistics.