Latvia’s birth rate was 3% lower in first half of 2020

In July 2020, number of registered births (1 566) was 16.3 % less than in the respective month of the previous year. Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB)  published August 20 show that number of deaths in July comprised 2 215, which is 5 % less than in July a year ago .

In July of this year there were 649 deaths more than births.

In the first seven months of this year, 10 471 thousand births were registered, and that is 3 % less than in January–July of 2019. 16 288 thousand deaths were registered, which is 2.4 % less than in January–July last year.

In July, 1516 marriages were registered, which is 390 marriages less than in the respective month of the previous year.

On 1 August 2020, provisional population of Latvia accounted for 1 million 900 thousand.

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