The US and UK nationals are flocking to New Zealand due to President Trump and Brexit. This nation is again being labeled as a bolt hole for the US nationals who seek to escape from the political ambiance owing to Trump.
This is highlighted each time an overseas billionaire scoops up properties in cities like Queenstown. An article in the Financial Times once again focused on the levels of arrivals of The US and UK nationals to New Zealand.
A media organization based in London reported that the numbers of the US and UK nationals arriving in New Zealand is increasing. This is occurring owing to the election of Donald Trump as US President and the Brexit vote in the UK, as quoted by the NZ Herald Co NZ.
In 2016 immigration calendar year, migration from the UK increased to 5, 558 reaching 6,371 in 2017. In 2016, the number of US nationals arriving in New Zealand was 1, 2816 that reached 2, 127 in 2017.
For the year ending December 2017, the net overall annual immigration to New Zealand from all across the world was 70, 600. It was 71, 200 in 2016. The nation has been witnessing net annual immigration at record levels. This had resulted in much focus being given to the issue of immigration in the recently held elections.
Net immigration was at its peak in 2017 July with 72, 400 arrivals. Statistics New Zealand said that the fresh figures are in conformity with decreasing net yearly immigration levels. It also pointed out that 3, 614 UK residents immigrated to New Zealand in 2015. This was just before the UK voted to exit the EU.
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