Decreased birth rate and negative natural growth in the fourth quarter of 2023

People people census / Photo: Sloboden pechat/ Dragan Mitreski

The number of live births in the country in the fourth quarter of 2023 is 4.185 and compared to the same period of 2022, it is lower by 4.5%, according to the data of the State Statistics Office.

The number of people who died in the fourth quarter of last year was 5.028, which is 1.5% less than in 2023.

The natural increase is negative - 843 people, which means that for so many people the number of live births is lower than the number of dead people.

In the last quarter of last year, 2.824 marriages were concluded, by 1.6% more compared to the same period of
2022.

In this quarter, 599 reports of divorced marriages were received.

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