In nine months of 2016 no notable changes recorded in vital statistics


Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that during the first nine months of 2016, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of births, Latvia population decreased by 4 636 persons. In the corresponding period of 2015 the population decline constituted 4 751 persons.

During the first nine months of 2016, 16 630 newborn were registered – 19 babies more than in the corresponding period of 2015; since 2011 the number of newborn is increasing in Latvia. During the nine months of the year, birth number fell slightly – 21 266 deaths were registered in Latvia, which is 96 people less than in the same period a year ago.The number of births still does not exceed the number of deaths, thus natural increase in Latvia remains negative since 1991.

Key vital statistics recorded in January-September; 2011–2016

After the stable rise in the marriage number recorded for five consecutive years a slight reduction may be observed. In the nine months of this year, 11 095 marriages were registered, and, compared to the corresponding period a year ago, the number has dropped by 87.

Number of marriages concluded in January–September; 2011–2016


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Population Statistics Section
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