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Negative population growth rate 3,186 in June


Romania had a negative population growth rate in June, with 3,186 less people, as the mortality exceeded the birth rate - a trend also seen in May and in the same period of 2013, according to provisional data of the National Institute of Statistics sent on Monday.

The statistics show 16,098 live birth, 894 more than in May, while the number of deaths was 19,284, or 1,619 less than in May.

The result is a negative population growth of 3,186 individuals, smaller than the May figure of 5,699. There were 141 infant deaths (ages below one year), compared to 137 in May.

Statistics for 2013 are final; the figures for 2014 are provisional.