KUWAIT: Kuwait’s population shrunk by 105,694 people during 2020, as the number of arriving expats is dropping and the number of citizens is increasing, Al-Rai Arabic daily reported yesterday. Kuwait’s population dropped by 2.2 percent, reaching 4.670 million at the end of 2020, compared to 4.776 million at the end of 2019.

Official statistics issued by the civil information authority show the number of arriving expat residents in Kuwait during 2020 saw a drop by 4 percent, as 134,000 expats left the country between January and the end of December 2020. Expats numbered 3.210 million in 2020 compared to 3.344 million in 2019.