Hungary’s population decline slowed slightly in the first eleven months of 2019 after 1.5 percent fewer births and 0.8 percent fewer deaths were registered compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.
The number of marriages jumped by 27 percent, with 61,979 couples tying the knot, compared with the same period last year, and the highest number since 1989.
In the first eleven months of the year, 81,341 children were born, 1,274 fewer than in the same period last year, while 117,964 people died, 933 fewer than in Jan-Nov 2019.
The rate of natural population decline grew by 0.9 percent to 36,282, KSH said.
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