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Deaths Outpace Births in September

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.10.29.

There were more deaths in Hungary in September than births, even when the number of births grew by an annual 1 percent as against a fall of 2 percent in deaths, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

Preliminary data show 8,600 children were born and 10,024 people died in September.

As a result, the natural population declined by 1,424 compared with 1,719 in September last year, a drop of 17 percent.

In September, 7,912 couples were married, down 11 percent from the same month in the previous year.

Rate of Population Decline Decreases in August
Rate of Population Decline Decreases in August

However, in the first 8 months, the natural population decline was up by 71% compared with the same period last year.Continue reading

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