Hungary’s population decline slowed in the first seven months of the year as the number of births increased by 4.9 percent and the number of deaths decreased by 5.1 percent compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Tuesday.
The figures show that there were 52,825 births in January-July, up 2,488. The number of deaths was 74,093, down 3,992 from last year, KSH said.
The rise in births and the drop in deaths means that the rate of natural population decline slowed by 23 percent compared with the same period last year.
The number of marriages went up to 34,337, up 2,158 from last year, KSH said.
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