Pace of natural decrease slows in November
In November 2021, 7,740 children were born and 14,984 people died according to preliminary data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).
The number of live births was 4.2% (+315) more than in November 2020. Deaths decreased by 9.7% (-1,606) year-on-year.
As a result, natural decrease lessened by 21% and was 7,244 as opposed to 9,165 in November 2020.
The reason for the significant decrease was the high November base value in the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, KSH notes.
The number of marriages increased by 6.2% year-on-year, reaching 3,866.
Pandemic accelerates natural decrease in January-November 2021
In the first 11 months of 2021, some 85,479 children were born, which was 0.4% or 346 more than in the same period of the previous year.
The total fertility rate was estimated at 1.59 per female, compared with 1.57 for January–November 2020.
There were 138,014 deaths, which was 11% or 14,166 more than one year earlier.
The number of deaths went up more significantly than that of births, as a result of which the natural decrease was 52,535 as opposed to 38,715 in January–November 2020, representing a rise of 36%.
A total of 67,685 couples got married in January-November 2021, which was 6.1% or 3,902 more than a year earlier.
There were 9.6 live births and 15.5 deaths per thousand population. The rate of live births was about the same as and that of deaths 1.7 per mille points higher than in January–November 2020, as a result of which the rate of natural decrease was up by 1.6 per mille points to 5.9 per mille. The number of infant deaths was 3.2 per thousand live births in January–November 2021, which was 0.2 per mille point less than in the same period of the previous year. The marriage rate was 7.6 per mille, which was 0.5 per mille point higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year, KSH notes.
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