The birth rate in Russia dropped to the lowest in 10 years
From January to December 2017, the birth rate in Russia decreased by 10.9% compared to the same period in 2016, according to Rosstat.
This figure was the lowest in the last 10 years — fewer newborns in the country was recorded only in 2007 (1.61 million people). This year, Russia has also decreased and the mortality rate is 3.9%.
According to Rosstat, last year the country was born 1,689 million people, which is 203,4 thousand less than the year before. Mortality compared to 2016 has decreased by 63.6 thousand people, up to 1,824 million population Decline in 2017 reached 134,4 thousand people, while in 2016 it was noted the growth of the population of 5.4 million citizens.
In addition, according to Rosstat, the number of registered marriages in 2017 increased by 63.9 thousand — to million 1,0497 While 3.1 million have increased the number of divorces up to 611,4 thousand
Russia was on the verge of a demographic hole