Kuwait: Population Plummets As Expats Leave the State

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorEconomy
CountryKuwait

In detail, 94 percent of the expatriates who left Kuwait are men – about 126, 000 in number – and the percentage of women who left Kuwait is six percent, which is about 8, 000. (Shutterstock) This brings the total number of expatriates to 3 million and 210, 000 people in 2020 as compared to 3 million and 344, 000 people at the end of 2019. The population of Kuwait decreased by 105, 694 during the "Corona Year" (2020) amid a decline in the number of expatriates and an increase in the number of citizens. The total population in Kuwait decreased by 2.

2 percent, reaching 4 million and 670, 000 people by the end of the year 2020, compared to 4 million and 776, 000 at the end of 2019, reports Al-Rai daily. According to official figures issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), the number of expatriates residing in Kuwait in the year 2020 witnessed a decline of four percent because around 134, 000 expatriates left during the period from January 2020 to December 2020. This brings the total number of expatriates to 3 million and 210, 000 people in 2020 as compared to 3 million ...read more...