Data show a continuous increase of the number of immigrations of foreigners towards Belgium since the middle of the 1980's. 140.083 immigrations of foreigners (EU and non-EU) were registered in 2010. This is an increase of 11% from 2009 to 2010. 55.175 foreigners emigrated from Belgium in 2010.
In 2010 67.653 first residence permits were delivered to non-EU-citizens - in 42,5% of the cases the permit was delivered on the basis of family reunification.
The report is available in dutch and french. More information (including a summary of the report) is available in Dutch and French on the website of the Centre for Equal Oppurtunities and Opposition to Racism.