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Number of newborns continues to decline in Latvia

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The number of births registered over the first nine months of 2018 (14,680 children) is 1,267 children or 8 % smaller than that registered in the respective period of 2017. 

Since 2015, mortality number shows a slightly upward trend. In the first nine months of this year, 21,616 deaths were registered, which is 103 deaths more than in the nine months of the previous year, according to provisional data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
 

Natural increase in Latvia still stays negative. During the nine months of 2018, Latvia’s population declined by 6,936 people when compared to the corresponding period of 2017 by 5,566.
 

Over the nine months of 2018, a total of 11,043 marriages were registered, and, compared to the corresponding period a year ago, the number has risen by 24.
 

On 1 October 2018, the provisional number of Latvia usual residents accounted for 1 million 923 thousand.

BNN

18-10-2018
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