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Faster population decline in Hungary

February 25, 2016

Hungary’s population decline accelerated in 2015 as the number of births rose less than in 2014 and the number of deaths increased after a decline in the previous year, according to a report this week by the Central Statistical Office.

Preliminary figures in the report, quoted by the Hungarian news agency MTI show that the number of live births rose 0.2% to 91,700. The increase slowed from 3.2% in 2014. The number of deaths rose by 4.2% to 131,600 in 2015 after dropping 0.5% in the previous year.

The natural population decrease was 39,900, that is, 4.1 per thousand people, up from 34,600 or 3.5 per thousand in 2014.


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