Disinformation, as if the number of migrants is increasing in Sweden

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On April 13, 2019, the host of „Night Studio“ program of Media Union “Obieqtivi”, Gia Areshidze stated, that the number of migrants is increasing in Sweden, which has changed the demographic picture of the country.

The statement by Gia Areshidze as if the number of migrants in Sweden has increased so, that the demographic picture of the country is changing, is a disinformation. According to the data of Statistics Service of Sweden, in Sweden, which has a population of 10 230 185 people, 132 602 immigrants were recorded in 2018, while this number was over 163 000 in 2016.  

According to the data  of Swedish Statistics Service, there are 10 230 185 people living in the country for the year 2018.


During the last 2 years, the number of migrants has been decreasing in Sweden. The number of migrants in Sweden reached its peak in 2016, when the country received more than 163 000 migrants. This number dropped to 144 489 in 2017, while in 2018 – to 132 602.


People born in Syria were heading the list of migrants who came to Sweden in 2018, while people born in Sweden ranked second.

 Myth Detector Lab

Topic: Migrants
Violation: Disinformation
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