Birth rate keeps growing

22.09.2014

In August 1 880 newborns were registered in the country, which is 22 more than in August 2013. Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that in the first eight months of this year 14 368 babies were registered in the country, which is 576 newborns more than in the corresponding period of 2013.

2 254 marriages were concluded in August, which is 59 marriages fewer than in August 2013. In the first eight months there were 8 440 marriages registered in Latvia, which is 324 marriages more than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

The number of deaths decreased in August. 2 047 people passed away last month, which is 67 persons fewer than in August 2013. During the first eight months of this year 18 794 persons deceased, which is 516 persons fewer than in the corresponding period of 2013.

With the number of births lagging behind the number of deaths, natural increase in Latvia remains negative.  In January - August 2014, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of births, the number of Latvian residents decreased by 4 426 (in January - August 2013 - by 5 518).

Number of live births, deaths and marriages in the first eight months of 2014

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

The number of population in Latvia on 01 September 2014 accounted for 1 million 993.3 thousand.

Data on the key demographic indicators in 2014 and more detailed information about the number of births, deaths and natural increase in 2013 is available in the CSB database.

 

More information:
Baiba Zukula
Deputy Director
Social Statistics Department
Tel. +371 67366847