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Latvia’s demographic indexes slowly improve

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUA total of 10,469 newborns were registered in the country during the first six months of 2014, which is 460 babies more than in the first six months of 2013. In June, there were 1,813 newborns registered in Latvia – 98 more than in June 2013.

Also the number of marriages has been growing. In the first six months there were 4,220 marriages registered in Latvia, which is 370 marriages more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In June, 1,377 marriages were concluded in the country – 95 more than in June 2013, according to information of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

In the first six months of 2014, 14 324 persons passed away, which is 720 persons fewer than in the corresponding period of the previous year. 2,111 persons deceased in June.

With the number of births lagging behind the number of deaths, natural increase in Latvia remains negative. In January – June 2014, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of births, the number of Latvian residents decreased by 3,855 (in January – June 2013 – by 5,035).

Latvia’s population on July 1st, 2014 accounted for 1 million and 995.6 thousand.


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  1. Oddis says:

    Better income, more babies. Finally some good news.

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  2. mike walsh says:

    Well, we can agree on that!

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