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Vital statistics in January 2017: natural population growth was further negative

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  • In January 2017 the number of births decreased and the number of deaths increased compared to December 2016.

  • The number of marriages and the number of divorces were lower in January 2017 than in December 2016.

  • The number of deaths of children under 1 year was up in January 2017 from December 2016.

The number of live births in Romania was 15,096 this January, by 188 less than in December 2016, and the natural population growth was further negative at -13,704 as the number of deaths was 28,800, by 3,734 more than in December 2016, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Friday. 

The number of infants less than one year of age who died in January was 160, up 40 percent from the month before. 

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