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    Number of people from East countries working in Azerbaijan rapidly grows

    Dynamic flow of workers are from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Bangladesh

    Baku. 8 February. REPORT.AZ/ Although the number of people coming to work in Azerbaijan from major countries increased, dynamic flow of workers are from Central and South-East Asian countries, in particular from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Bangladesh.

    Report informs, the State Social Protection Fund (SSPF) at the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) reported.

    As of the beginning of this year, the fund registered 33 940 foreign citizens in individual registration system

    This is 21.79% more compared to the beginning of last year.

    Last year the number of citizens of Uzbekistan who have been allowed to work in Azerbaijan grew 6.42 times the Bangladesh citizens by 99.1%, citizens of Turkmenistan by 54.93%.

    The lowest dynamics recorded in number of citizens of Germany (6.64%), Iran (7.77%), China (8.29%) and Georgia (8.85%). As shown below the number of people coming to Azerbaijan form that countries not increased even by 10%.

    As before migrants from Turkey, Georgia and Russia headed top three for the number of foreign workers in Azerbaijan.The total number of visitors from those neighboring countries at beginning of this year was 20, 935, or 61.68% of all foreigners. At the beginning of last year, the figure was 18 507, or 66.41% of all foreigners.

    No. Foreign countries 01.01.2017 01.01.2016 Annual dynamics
    1 Turkey 15 686 13 797 13,69%
    2 Georgia 3 285 3 018 8,85%
    3 Russia 1 964 1 692 16,08%
    4 Uzbekistan 1 817 283 6,42 dəfə
    5 India 1 454 1 036 40,35%
    6 İran 1 054 978 7,77%
    7 China 927 856 8,29%
    8 Bangladesh 880 442 99,10%
    9 Pakistan 720 546 31,87%
    10 United Kingdom 683 580 17,76%
    11 Ukraine 565 456 23,90%
    12 Turkmenistan 330 213 54,93%
    13 Philippines 309 256 20,70%
    14 USA 297 244 21,72%
    15 Germany 273 256 6,64%
    16 Kazakhstan 258 223 15,70%
    17 Italy 222 198 12,12%
    18 Other countries 3 216 2 794 15,10%
    Total 33 940 27 868 21,79%
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