More marriages, moderate natural decrease in September
In the first three quarters of 2019 the number of births was 1.6% fewer while the number of deaths was almost the same compared to the corresponding period of 2018, according to preliminary data of the Central Statistical Office (KSH).
As a result, the natural decrease grew by 3.5% or 1,052 people compared to January–September 2018.
In September 2019, the number of live births was practically unchanged, while deaths declined by 4.2% compared to the same month of the previous year; consequently, the natural decrease of 1,672 people in September was 20% lower than a year earlier.
In January-September 2019, some 2,079 couples were married, significantly (20% or 8,736 couples) more compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, ksh.hu notes.
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