See which countries are top for relocation destinations

Relocation services firm Cartus Corporation compiled a list of the 25 most popular destinations for relocated employees, based on the international moves it has helped to organise over the past five years.

The United Kingdom was the second most popular location for international transfers, while Singapore, China and Switzerland claimed the third, fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Although the US and the UK occupied the same positions in the list as when the report was last compiled in 2006, a number of countries had moved significantly up the rankings.

So-called emerging markets showed particularly impressive growth in the number of international employees they were receiving, with India for example climbing from ninth place to sixth, and Hong Kong moving from 11th place to eighth.

Some of the most impressive jumps were made by Singapore, which moved from seventh to third place, Brazil, which climbed 10 places to 14th position, and the UAE, which moved from 19th to 13th place.

evin Kelleher, president and CEO of Cartus, said: “It’s clear that as market opportunities present themselves in many of these non-traditional relocation markets, companies are beginning to transfer employees there in greater numbers.”

Regionally, Europe was the location companies were most likely to relocate employees to, followed by Asia-Pacific, North America, Central America and, jointly, the Middle East and South America.

New countries on the list included Panama (18) and South Korea (23), while three locations – Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Austria – fell off altogether.

Top 25 relocation destinations (2006 ranking in brackets)

United States (1)
United Kingdom (2)
Singapore (7)
China (3)
Switzerland (4)
India (9)
Germany (5)
Hong Kong (11)
Japan (6)
Canada (8)
France (10)
Australia (13)
United Arab Emirates (19)
Brazil (24)
Belgium (16)
Italy (15)
Netherlands (12)
Malaysia (18)
Ireland (14)
Mexico (20)
Spain (17)
South Korea
Sweden (21)

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