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15 380 children born during nine months of this year

Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, during nine months of this year, 15 380 newborn were registered in Latvia, moreover 1740 babies were born in September. As compared to nine months of 2012 when 15 130 babies were born, the number is 250 newborn higher.

The number of births currently does not include children born abroad*, and data will be revised bearing in mind that children are counted up basing on their registration month instead of their birth month, in addition child may be registered within a month after the birth.

Number of births in 2012 and 2013 by month

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Death indicators, in turn, were higher than in 2012. During nine months of 2013, 21 825 people in Latvia have passed away. Moreover, as compared to the same period of the previous year when 21 477 Latvia residents died, it is 348 people more.

As the number of deaths exceeded the number of births, natural increase in Latvia still stays negative, and in nine months of this year, population number has dropped by 6 445 residents (by 6 347 people during the same period of 2012).

Birth and deaths numbers are available in the CSB database. More information on the number of births, deaths and natural increase in 2013 will be published in the 2nd quarter of 2014.



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

* Starting from 2000, the number of births includes also children born outside Latvia to mother (permanent resident of Latvia) temporarily (for less than one year) abroad. In compliance with the methodology of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), mentioned children should be included in the number of children born in Latvia. Before including child in the number of births the information on mother’s place of residence is evaluated as well as National Health Service data on whether newborn has received health care services paid by the State is studied.

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