Demographic and economic module

The demographic and economic module of the database contains statistics on migration originating in, destined for, or transiting through seven Eastern European countries (hereafter “the Region”), namely Belarus, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in the immediate European neighbourhood; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus; and the Russian Federation.

Data are obtained from four kinds of sources:

  • National sources in major destination countries of migrants originating in the Region;
  • National sources in the countries of the Region;
  • Sources in destination countries as provided by the authorities of the Region countries, in particular consular authorities’ registers:
  • Other sources including: academic work, estimates provided by international organizations, original data obtained from reprocessing existing files, etc.

A standardised list of tables on stocks (emigrants and immigrants by main characteristics) and flows (arrivals and departures of migrants and asylum seekers, naturalisations, movements on labour markets, circulation of students, money transfers, etc.) is available. Tables are missing when appropriate data are not available in national statistics.

Migration from CARIM-East countries Migration to CARIM-East countries
CARIM Country of origin:
Area of destination:


Research Reports

Impact of labour migration on countries of origin and destination
Development and Side Effects of Remittances in the CIS Countries and Georgia

Explanatory Notes

Statistical data collection on migration
Circular migration