Rate of Population Decline Increases in January - May

  • 27 Jun 2021 8:02 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Rate of Population Decline Increases in January - May
The rate of population decline increased in the first five months of 2021 as the number of deaths increased by 25% and the number of births decreased by 0.6%, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

Preliminary figures show that there were 36,375 births in Jan-May, down 231 from the same period a year earlier.

The number of deaths was 68,927, 13,880 more than in Jan-May 2020.

The rise in deaths and the drop in the birth rate means that the rate of natural population decline was up by 77% compared with the same period last year, KSH said.

The number of marriages increased, with 24,025 couples tying the knot, 15% more than in the same period in 2020.

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