Spain is losing migrants and its overall population is declining.

For a fifth consecutive year, the population of Spain is declining. According to regional registers, the Spanish population declined in 2016 by just under 18,000 people, the National Statistics Institute announced on Wednesday.

Most of the losses are foreigners, with foreign nationals making up 9,8% of the 46,5 million population. That number does not take into account naturalizations.

At the peak of the labour market cri...

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