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RATE OF POPULATION DECLINE INCREASES IN JAN-MARCH - KSH

 

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. Fully 4.3% 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%. Overall, the population decline accelerated by 10%. The number of marriages declined, with 6,080 couples tying the knot, down 66 compared with the first three months of 2018.