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Table 2.
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PERSONS OBTAINING LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS BY REGION AND SELECTED COUNTRY OF LAST RESIDENCE: FISCAL YEARS 1820 TO 2009
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Source: Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, 2009
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Region and country of last residence 11820 to 18291830 to 18391840 to 18491850 to 18591860 to 18691870 to 18791880 to 18891890 to 18991900 to 19091910 to 19191920 to 19291930 to 19391940 to 19491950 to 19591960 to 19691970 to 19791980 to 19891990 to 199920002001200220032004200520062007200820091820-18991900-19992000-2009
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Total128,502538,3811,427,3372,814,5542,081,2612,742,1375,248,5683,694,2948,202,3886,347,3804,295,510699,375856,6082,499,2683,213,7494,248,2036,244,3799,775,398841,0021,058,9021,059,356703,542957,8831,122,2571,266,1291,052,4151,107,1261,130,81818,675,03446,382,25810,299,430
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Europe99,272422,7711,369,2592,619,6801,877,7262,251,8784,638,6773,576,4117,572,5694,985,4112,560,340444,399472,5241,404,9731,133,443825,590668,8661,348,612126,745169,948169,93497,186128,326170,126152,818109,243109,586114,99216,855,67421,416,7271,348,904
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Austria-Hungary 2, 3, 4 00003,37560,127314,787534,0592,001,3761,154,72760,89112,53113,574113,01527,59020,38720,43727,5292,0092,3034,0042,1763,6894,5692,9912,0572,5767,555912,3483,452,05733,929
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Austria 2, 400002,70054,529204,805268,218532,416589,17431,3925,3078,39381,35417,57114,23915,37418,2349869962,6501,1602,4423,0021,3018491,5056,260530,2521,313,45421,151
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Hungary 200004835,598109,982203,350685,567565,55329,4997,2245,18131,66110,0196,1485,0639,2951,0231,3071,3541,0161,2471,5671,6901,2081,0711,295319,4131,355,21012,778
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Belgium28203,9965,7655,7856,99118,73819,64237,42932,57421,5114,01312,47318,8859,6475,4137,0287,0778179978345157461,03189173382976460,965156,0508,157
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Bulgaria 5 00000005234,65127,1802,8241,062449975981,0111,12416,9484,7794,2733,4763,7064,0425,4514,6903,7662,8053,0155285,94440,003
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Czechoslovakia 60000000000101,18217,7578,4751,6242,7585,6545,6788,9701,4071,9111,8541,4721,8712,1822,8441,8511,6501,6490152,09818,691
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Denmark1739276713,22713,55329,27885,34256,67161,22745,83034,4063,4704,54910,9189,7974,4054,8476,189549732651435568714738505551606189,842185,6386,049
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Finland 000000000016,9222,4382,2304,9234,3102,8292,5693,970377497365230346549513385287421040,1913,970
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France 77,69439,33075,30081,77835,93871,90148,19335,61667,73560,33554,84213,76136,95450,11346,97526,28132,06635,9454,0635,3794,5672,9264,2095,0354,9453,6805,2464,882395,750425,00744,932
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Germany 3, 45,753124,726385,434976,072723,734751,7691,445,181579,072328,722174,227386,634119,107119,506576,905209,61677,14285,75292,20712,23021,99220,9778,06110,27012,86410,2718,6408,4568,6124,991,7412,169,818122,373
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Greece17491732512091,80712,732145,402198,10860,77410,5998,60545,15374,173102,37037,72925,4035,1131,9411,4869001,2131,4731,5441,1529431,07614,914708,31616,841
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Ireland 851,617170,672656,1451,029,486427,419422,264674,061405,710344,940166,445202,85428,19515,70147,18937,78811,46122,21065,3841,2641,5311,4001,0021,5182,0832,0381,5991,4991,7083,837,374942,16715,642
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Italy4302,2251,4768,6439,85346,296267,660603,7611,930,4751,229,916528,13385,05350,509184,576200,111150,03155,56275,9922,6523,3322,8121,8902,4953,1793,4062,6822,7383,143940,3444,490,35828,329
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Netherlands1,1051,3777,62411,1228,38714,26752,71529,34942,46346,06529,3977,79113,87746,70337,91810,37311,23413,3451,4551,8882,2961,3211,7132,1501,9281,4821,4231,695125,946259,16617,351
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Norway-Sweden 9911,14912,38922,20282,937178,823586,441334,058426,981192,445170,32913,45217,32644,22436,15010,29813,94117,8251,9672,5442,0821,5162,0112,2642,1111,6041,5571,7261,218,090942,97119,382
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Norway 90000088,644185,11196,810182,54279,48870,3276,9018,32622,80617,3713,9273,8355,211508582460385457472532388386429370,565400,7344,599
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Sweden 90000090,179401,330237,248244,439112,957100,0026,5519,00021,41818,7796,37110,10612,6141,4591,9621,6221,1311,5541,7921,5791,2161,1711,297728,757542,23714,783
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Poland 3193661051,0871,88611,01642,910107,79300223,31625,5557,5776,46555,74233,69663,483172,2499,75012,30813,27411,00414,04814,83616,7049,7177,8968,384165,182588,083117,921
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Portugal 10 1778201961,2992,08313,97115,18625,87465,15482,48944,8293,5186,76513,92870,568104,75442,68525,4971,3731,6111,3018081,0621,0841,4391,05478196659,606460,18711,479
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Romania 0000005,8426,80857,32213,56667,8105,2641,2549142,33910,77424,75348,1366,5066,2064,5153,3054,0786,4316,7535,2404,5634,55712,650232,13252,154
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Russia 3, 11862805204231,67035,177182,698450,1011,501,3011,106,99861,6042,4636054532,32928,13233,311433,42717,48021,57622,52014,26717,23120,64116,19011,70615,17910,362670,9553,170,623167,152
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Spain 122,5952,0101,9168,7956,9665,5403,9959,18924,81853,26247,1093,6692,7746,88040,79341,71822,78318,4431,3901,8751,5881,1021,4532,0022,3871,8101,9702,11841,006262,24917,695
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Switzerland3,1484,4304,81924,42321,12425,21281,15137,02032,54122,83931,7725,9909,90417,57719,1938,5368,31611,7681,3391,7861,4938621,1931,4651,1998859361,015201,327168,43612,173
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United Kingdom 8,1326,33674,350218,572445,322532,956578,447810,900328,759469,518371,878341,55261,813131,794195,709220,213133,218153,644156,18214,42720,11817,94011,15516,68021,95619,98416,11316,18917,4173,015,6422,235,521171,979
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Yugoslavia 14000000000049,2156,9202,0396,96617,99031,86216,26757,03911,96021,85428,0518,27013,21319,24911,0666,3645,8125,9920188,298131,831
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Other Europe34079495901,0701455146,52722,4349,9785,58411,7566,8455,2453,44729,08723,83833,29432,44820,26324,67738,91838,18626,21825,70027,3291,940101,417290,871
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Asia345512136,08054,408134,12871,15161,285299,836269,736126,74019,23134,532135,844358,6051,406,5442,391,3562,859,899260,107343,056332,874240,699326,362392,977428,084370,903380,899394,874357,2627,902,3233,470,835
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China383235,93354,028133,13965,79715,26819,88420,91630,6485,87416,0728,83614,06017,627170,897342,05841,80450,67755,90137,34250,28064,88783,59070,92475,41060,896304,208646,872591,711
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Hong Kong 000000000000013,78167,047117,350112,132116,8947,18110,2827,9385,0155,4215,0044,5144,4504,3893,3890427,20457,583
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India9383342501662471023,0263,4782,0765541,6921,85018,638147,997231,649352,52838,93865,67366,64447,03265,50779,13958,07255,37159,72854,360687763,488590,464
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Iran 00000000002081981,1443,1959,05933,76398,14176,8996,4818,0037,6844,6965,8987,3069,8298,0989,9208,8400222,60776,755
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Israel 0000000000009821,37630,91136,30643,66941,3403,8714,8924,9073,6865,2066,9636,6674,9996,6826,2080173,70054,081
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Japan 00001381931,58313,998139,71277,12542,0572,6831,55740,65140,95649,39244,15066,5827,68810,4249,1066,7028,6559,9299,1077,2137,5108,21815,912504,86584,552
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Jordan 00000000000004,8999,23025,54128,92842,7554,4765,1064,7744,0085,1865,4305,5125,5165,6927,8500111,35353,550
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Korea 15000000000000834,84527,048241,192322,708179,77015,10719,72819,91712,07619,44126,00224,47221,27826,15525,5820775,646209,758
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Philippines 000000000003914,09917,24570,660337,726502,056534,33840,46550,64448,49343,13354,65157,65471,13368,79252,39158,10701,466,515545,463
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Syria 00000000005,3072,1881,1791,0912,4328,08614,53422,9062,2553,5423,3502,0462,5493,3503,0802,5503,3104,775057,72330,807
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Taiwan 000000000000072115,65783,155119,051132,6479,45712,4579,9327,1689,3149,3898,5459,0539,2378,1050351,23192,657
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Turkey19845941293822,47827,510127,999160,71740,4501,3277542,9809,46412,20919,20838,6872,7023,4633,9143,3184,4916,4496,4334,7284,9537,94330,665413,79548,394
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Vietnam 00000000000002902,949121,716200,632275,37925,15934,53732,37221,22730,07430,83229,70127,51029,80728,3970600,966289,616
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Other Asia311111632481,0464,4079,2157,5005,9946,0167,85414,08440,494174,484483,601637,11654,52363,62857,94243,25059,68980,643107,42980,42185,715112,2045,7901,386,358745,444
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America9,65531,90550,51684,145130,292345,010524,82637,350277,8091,070,5391,591,278230,319328,435921,6101,674,1721,904,3552,695,3295,137,743392,461470,794477,363305,936408,972432,726548,812434,272491,045479,8451,213,69915,831,5894,442,226
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Canada and Newfoundland 16, 172,29711,87534,28564,171117,978324,310492,8653,098123,067708,715949,286162,703160,911353,169433,128179,267156,313194,78821,28929,99127,14216,44722,43929,93023,91320,32422,36622,5081,050,8793,421,347236,349
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Mexico 17,183,8357,1873,0693,4461,9575,1332,40573431,188185,334498,94532,70956,158273,847441,824621,2181,009,5862,757,418171,445204,032216,924114,758173,711157,992170,042143,180188,015164,06727,7665,908,2271,704,166
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Caribbean3,06111,79211,80312,4478,75114,28527,32331,480100,960120,86083,48218,05246,194115,661427,235708,850790,1091,004,68784,25096,38493,91467,49882,11691,371144,477114,318134,744144,897120,9423,416,0901,053,969
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Cuba 000000000012,76910,64125,97673,221202,030256,497132,552159,03717,89725,83227,4358,68515,38520,65144,24825,44148,05738,1110872,723271,742
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Dominican Republic 000000000001,0264,80210,21983,552139,249221,552359,81817,37321,13922,38626,11230,06327,36537,99727,87531,80149,3810820,218291,492
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Haiti 000000000001568233,78728,99255,166121,406177,44621,97722,47019,15111,92413,69513,49121,62529,97825,52223,9940387,776203,827
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Jamaica 1900000000000007,39762,218130,226193,874177,14315,60315,03114,50713,04513,58117,77424,53818,87318,07721,4940570,858172,523
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Other Caribbean 193,06111,79211,80312,4478,75114,28527,32331,480100,960120,86070,7136,22914,59321,03750,443127,712120,725131,24311,40011,91210,4357,7329,39212,09016,06912,15111,28711,917120,942764,515114,385
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Central America5794297512701732796497,34115,69216,5116,84020,13540,20198,560120,374339,376610,18960,33172,50466,29853,28361,25352,62974,24453,83449,74147,0132,1311,275,219591,130
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Belize 0000000077402851934331,1334,1856,74714,96412,6007749829836168889011,2631,0891,1131,073040,6579,682
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Costa Rica 000000000004311,9654,04417,97512,40525,01717,0541,3901,8631,6861,3221,8112,4793,4592,7222,2872,552078,89121,571
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El Salvador 000000000005974,8855,09414,40529,428137,418273,01722,30130,87630,47227,85429,29720,89131,25820,00918,93719,3420464,844251,237
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Guatemala 000000000004231,3034,19714,35723,83758,847126,0439,86113,39915,87014,19518,65516,46823,67417,19815,79111,8810229,007156,992
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Honduras 000000000006791,8745,32015,07815,65139,07172,8805,8516,5466,3554,5825,3396,8258,0367,3006,3896,2900150,55363,513
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Nicaragua 000000000004054,3937,81210,38310,91131,10280,44618,25816,9089,1713,5033,8423,1964,0353,5873,4864,0290145,45270,015
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Panama 20000000000001,4525,28212,60122,17721,39532,95728,1491,8961,9301,7611,2111,4211,8692,5191,9291,7381,8460124,01318,120
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Other Central America 5794297512701732796497,26415,65216,2262,6600000------------2,13141,8020
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South America4059571,0623,5691,5361,1091,9541,38915,25339,93843,0259,99019,66278,418250,754273,608399,862570,62455,14367,88073,08253,94669,452100,803136,134102,61696,178101,35911,9811,701,134856,593
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Argentina 000000000001,0673,10816,34649,38430,30323,44230,0652,4723,4263,7913,1934,6726,9457,2395,3755,1705,6720153,71547,955
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Bolivia 00000000000508932,7596,2055,6359,79818,1111,7441,8041,6601,3651,7192,1644,0002,3262,3502,789043,45121,921
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Brazil 00000000004,6271,4683,65311,54729,23818,60022,94450,7446,7679,3919,0346,10810,24716,32917,74113,54611,81314,4280142,821115,404
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Chile 000000000003471,3204,66912,38415,03219,74918,2001,6601,8811,7661,2551,7192,3542,7272,2021,9882,240071,70119,792
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Colombia 000000000001,0273,45415,56768,37171,265105,494137,98514,12516,23418,40914,40018,05524,70542,01732,05529,34927,2210403,163236,570
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Ecuador 000000000002442,2078,57434,10747,46448,01581,3587,6249,65410,5247,0228,36611,52817,62412,01111,54112,0830221,969107,977
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Guyana 000000000001315961,1314,54638,27885,88674,4075,2557,8359,4926,3735,7218,7719,0105,2886,3026,3260204,97570,373
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Paraguay 0000000000033855761,2491,4863,5186,082394464413222324523725518489551013,0294,623
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Peru 000000000003211,2735,98019,78325,31149,958110,1179,36110,83811,7379,16911,36915,20521,30017,05614,87316,7060212,743137,614
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Suriname 00000000000251302996127141,3572,28528125422317517028734119322521405,4222,363
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Uruguay 000000000001127541,0264,0898,4167,2356,0623965164994707501,1101,6391,3401,3801,727027,6949,827
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Venezuela 000000000001,1552,1829,92720,75811,00722,40535,1805,0525,5765,5294,1906,33510,87011,75810,69610,68911,3920102,61482,087
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Other South America 4059571,0623,5691,5361,1091,9541,38915,25339,93838,3984,0107172897612812754512131091011,98197,83787
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Other America 210000000000292525,37560,31422,6711,03883373334112-110109,57219
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Africa155061844073717634326,3268,8676,3622,1206,72013,01623,78071,408141,990346,41640,79050,00956,00245,55962,62379,697112,10089,277100,881122,8042,183627,005759,742
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Egypt 000042914551001,0637811,6131,9965,58123,54326,74444,6044,3235,3336,2153,9286,59010,29613,16310,17810,72810,810229105,92581,564
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Ethiopia 0000000000010283028042,58812,92740,0973,6454,6206,3085,9697,1808,37813,39011,34011,70314,674056,75687,207
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Liberia 1857435221900035372898412,3916,42013,5871,2251,4771,4671,0811,5401,8463,7363,7713,4783,69514623,60023,316
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Morocco 00000000000738792,7032,8801,9673,47115,7683,4234,7523,1882,9693,9104,1654,7044,3114,1875,235027,74140,844
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South Africa 000035482390003121,0222,2784,36010,00215,50521,9642,8144,0463,6852,0883,3354,4253,1732,8422,6383,17511555,44332,221
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Other Africa144256773252425743636,3268,8675,2999093,1415,4489,31430,91776,923210,39625,36029,78135,13929,52440,06850,58773,93456,83568,14785,2151,693357,540494,590
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Oceania37141661879,99612,3614,70412,35512,3399,8603,30614,26211,35323,63039,98041,43256,8005,9287,2016,4955,0766,9547,4328,0006,6395,9266,14227,438225,31765,793
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Australia 2121508,9307,2503,09811,19111,2808,4042,26011,2018,27514,98618,70816,90124,2882,6943,7143,4202,4883,3974,0903,7703,0263,0313,09819,298127,49432,728
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New Zealand 00000392112009357902,3511,7993,7755,0186,1298,6001,0801,3471,3641,0301,4201,4571,3441,2341,0921,1277229,39712,495
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Other Oceania16121511871,0275,0901,5941,1641,0595212567101,2794,86916,25418,40223,9122,1542,1401,7111,5582,1371,8852,8862,3791,8031,9178,06868,42620,570
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Not Specified 21, 2219,52383,5937,36674,39918,24175479014,11233,493488930013512,472119326305,40625,92814,97117,89416,6889,08624,64639,29916,31542,08118,78912,161218,778379,297211,930
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Ireland share40.2%31.7%46.0%36.6%20.5%15.4%12.8%11.0%4.2%2.6%4.7%4.0%1.8%1.9%1.2%0.3%0.4%0.7%0.2%0.1%0.1%0.1%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.2%3,837,374942,16715,642
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Germany share4.5%23.2%27.0%34.7%34.8%27.4%27.5%15.7%4.0%2.7%9.0%17.0%14.0%23.1%6.5%1.8%1.4%0.9%1.5%2.1%2.0%1.1%1.1%1.1%0.8%0.8%0.8%0.8%4,991,7412,169,818122,373
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Mexico share3.0%1.3%0.2%0.1%0.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.4%2.9%11.6%4.7%6.6%11.0%13.7%14.6%16.2%28.2%20.4%19.3%20.5%16.3%18.1%14.1%13.4%13.6%17.0%14.5%27,7665,908,2271,704,166
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