Which countries are Americans relocating to the most?

Recently it was reported that the number of employees taking a relocation has risen to its highest level in the last two years. Where do you think most of these people are moving to?

In July, UniGroup Worldwide put out their “Migration” report that was cited by the Wall Street Journal. This report highlighted which countries American’s relocated to from the US, as well as what countries people are relocating from to the US. The results indicated some interesting statistics which included a rise of 46.7% of the numbers of American’s relocating to China for work over the last 3 years. However, the UK still receives the highest percentage of international relocations from the US at 24%.


What are the top countries to move to from the US?

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Germany
  3. China
  4. Australia
  5. France
  6. Switzerland
  7. The Netherlands
  8. Japan
  9. India
  10. Singapore
  11. Malaysia
  12. Brazil
  13. Belgium
  14. Italy
  15. Israel


What percent of US employees relocate to each country?

American International Relocation


Which countries have seen the most relocation growth from the US?

From the Wall Street Journal article:
international relocation china



This chart indicates that although the UK still receives the most assignees, China is quickly growing in the number of employees taking an international relocation to the country. The growth in China is to be expected with an average of 10% growth rates in their economy over the last 30 years which has no signs of slowing down. With this type of growth many employees are interested in taking an international relocation to China because of employees looking for a chance to go global to advance their careers. As these growth rates continue more companies will be looking toward leveraging local leadership in China to advance into other Asian emerging markets as well. Additionally companies will continue to focus on relocating employees to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as well to expand into their local and surrounding emerging markets. As an indicator of this Brazil made the top 15 list for the first time in the last 4 years.

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Updated – read part two in this series:

Which countries relocate the most employees to the US?


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Mike has over 10 years of relocation experience working for Paragon Relocation. Mike is recognized by Worldwide ERC as a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS).

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