Hungary’s population decline slowed in the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2017 as both the number of births and the number of deaths decreased, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Friday.

The figures show that there were 43,069 births in January-June, a 2.4 percent drop from the same period a year earlier.

The number of deaths was 66,869, down 3.8 percent compared with 2017.

The decline in births and the even greater drop in the death rate means that the rate of natural population decline was down 6.3 percent compared with the same period in 2017.

The number of marriages went up by an annual 1.7 percent to 22,161 in the first half of 2018.

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Source: MTI

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