Hungary’s population decline slowed in the first eight months of the year as the number of births increased by 4.7 percent and the number of deaths decreased by 4.4 percent compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Friday.
The figures show that there were 61,054 births in January-August, up 2,734. The number of deaths was 84,099, down 3,888 from last year, KSH said.
The rise in births and the drop in deaths means that the rate of natural population decline slowed by 22 percent compared with the same period last year.
The number of marriages went up to 44,832, an increase of 1,363 from last year, KSH said.