Negative natural growth in the first quarter od 2022


In the first quarter of 2022, in the country with a population of almost two million, 4,009 live births were registered and compared to the same period last year, their number increased by 2.9 percent, informs the State Statistical Office (SSO).

In the first quarter of this year, 7,427 people died, and 12 of them died infants, which is an increase of 7.2 percent compared to the same quarter of 2021.

The natural increase is minus -3,418, which means that for so many people the number of live births is lower than the number of deaths.

In this quarter of 2022, 2,468 marriages were concluded, and their number is lower by 8.4 percent compared to the same period last year 2021. In the same period, 459 reports of divorces were received.

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