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Hungary population decline accelerates in Jan-April 2017

Hungary population decline accelerates in Jan-April 2017

Hungary’s population decline accelerated in the first four months in 2017 as the number of births dropped by 1.4 percent on the same period a year ago and the number of deaths went up by 13 percent, the Central Statistical Office said on Friday.

The number of births in January-April was 28,904, down 411 on the same period in 2016 and the number of deaths was 49,117, up 5,585 during the period, KSH reported.

KSH reported a 42 percent rate of natural population decrease in the first four months compared with the same period in 2016, reflecting a significant increase in deaths against only a slight increase in births. KSH attributed the rate increase primarily to the flu epidemic at the start of the year. 

A continuous rise in the number of marriages during previous periods came to a halt with only 9,487 knots tied in January-April, which is down 9.4 percent on the same period in 2017, said KSH.

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There were 3.8 infant deaths recorded for every 1,000 live births during the surveyed period, which is a 0.5 point drop on the same period in 2016, said KSH.

Photo: KSH Facebook

Source: MTI

1 Comment

  1. edward

    Maybe the government can have a “fun night” Olympics. The population from the 40’s was around 7 million, it should be over 15 million by now!

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