The rate of population decline increased in the first five months of 2019 after 2.1 percent fewer births and 0.5 percent more deaths were registered compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.
In the first five months of the year, 34,823 children were born, 745 fewer than in the same period last year, while 57,799 died, 267 more than in Jan-May 2018.
The rate of natural population decline was 4.6 percent (22,976) higher than in the same period a year earlier, KSH said.
The number of marriages increased, with 16,289 couples tying the knot, 4.4 percent more than in the same period last year.
As we wrote before, it is hard to estimate how many individuals left the country, but the number of people who left is not dramatic just yet, even though statistics revealed that many residents with a university degree started a new life somewhere else. The reason for the labour shortage in the country lies not in the number of emigration but in the operation of the Hungarian economic system. Read more HERE.