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There were fewer births and more deaths in Hungary in the first three months of the year compared with the same period a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Tuesday.

Fully 4.3 percent fewer children (20,830) were born between January and March compared with the same months a year earlier, while the number of deaths (37,578) increased by 1.6 percent.

Overall, the population decline accelerated by 10 percent.

The number of marriages declined, with 6,080 couples tying the knot, down 66 compared with the first three months of 2018.

As we wrote before, according to Destatis, the German Federal Statistical Office, fewer Hungarians go to Germany but never before were that many Hungarian babies born in the country than in 2018. Read more details HERE.

Also, we wrote before, although the mortality rate in Transylvania decreased in the last few years, the Hungarian population in the Hungarian-populated regions decreased rapidly according to the latest statistics which represents the changes in the Hungarian population in the first few months of 2018. Details here

Source: MTI/KSH

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  1. Very sad news. Terrible that the population is in a decline especially when work prospects are quite high and the opportunity for successful careers is evident. The young people have to start thinking about survival.

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