Natural decrease rate increases 26% y.o.y. in May

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In May 2021, some 10,344 people died in Hungary, up 4.5% year-on-year. However, compared to the significant number of excess deaths in previous months, the increase in May was much smaller, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

A total of 7,057 children were born, which was 3.1% less or 225 fewer than in May 2020.

The number of deaths rose, while that of births slightly decreased, as a result of which the natural decrease went up by 26% and was 3,287 as opposed to 2,614 in May 2020.

The number of marriages grew significantly; 6,980 couples got married, which was 49% or 2,284 more than in May 2020. The number of marriages in May has not been so high since 1992, KSH notes.

Natural decrease rises 77% y.o.y. in January-May

In January–May 2021, some 36,375 children were born in Hungary, which was 0.6% less or 231 fewer than in January–May 2020. Within this, there were 9.4% fewer live births in January, 2% fewer in April–May, 1.4% more in February, 10% more in March compared to the corresponding months of 2020.

The total fertility rate was estimated at 1.50 per female, compared with 1.48 for January–May 2020.

There were 68,927 deaths, 25% or 13,880 more than one year earlier. 17% more people died in January, 6.4% more in February, 52% more in March, 44% more in April and 4.5% more in May.

The number of deaths went up significantly, while that of births slightly decreased, as a result of which the natural decrease was 32,552 as opposed to 18,441 in January–May 2020, which was a rise of 77%.

Some 24,025 couples got married, which was 15% or 3153 more than a year earlier. 7% fewer marriages were registered in January–February, 5.2% more in March, 29% more in April and 49% more in May than in the corresponding months of 2020.

There were 9 live births and 17.1 deaths per thousand population. The rate of live births was almost identical and that of deaths 3.6 per mille points higher than in January–May 2020, as a result of which the rate of natural decrease was up to 8.1 per mille.

The number of infant deaths was 3.1 per thousand live births in January–May 2021, which was a decline of 0.9 per mille point compared to the same period of the previous year. The marriage rate was 6 per mille, which was a 0.8-per-mille-point growth compared to the same period of 2020.

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