Over the last six months demographic indicators have been improving
During the first six months of this year 10 469 newborns were registered in the country, which is 460 babies more than in the first six months of 2013. In June, there were 1813 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, 1377 marriages were concluded in the country - 95 more than in June 2013.
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).
|Number of live births, deaths and marriages infirst six months of 2011 - 2014|
Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
The number of population in Latvia on 1 July 2014 accounted for 1 million and 995.6 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.
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