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RATE OF POPULATION DECREASE MODERATES IN FIRST 11 MONTHS OF 2018

 

The rate of decrease in Hungary’s population in the first eleven months of 2018 moderated as the number of births fell less than in the same period of the previous year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. Between January and November, there were 82,580 births, 1.7% less than in the same period of 2017, while there were 118,693 deaths, 1.2% less. The natural population decrease was 36,113 in the period, as against 36,155 in January-November 2017 — a 0.1% improvement. In the first ten months of last year, there were 48,725 marriages, 447 more than in 2017.