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Statistics: We estimate drop of Romania s population by two millions since 2007 to the present day

Romania s population has dropped by two million people since 2007, by analysing just resident homes, not permanent ones and taking into account only persons mission for more than 12 months, said the director of the INS president s office, Ilie Dumitrescu, at the conference of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and  Development (OECD), organized by ELEC Romania and Finmedia, with the support of Romania s government and of the National Bank of Romania.

Dumitrescu explained on Thursday the INS calculation formula for the drop of Romania s population, in the context in which they are different from others.

We estimate a drop of about 2 million of the 2007 population to the present day, if we analyse resident homes, not permanent ones. We take into account people who have left Romania for more than 12 months, Dumitrescu said.

Other estimates indicate a more important drop of Romania s population by 3-4 million people in the last 10 years. Dumitrescu said it is difficult to estimate the population drop when in some localities people have disappeared for good and it is difficult to see who is missing and for how long.

Whole villages have disappeared, Dumitrescu said.

The latest INS data show that Romania s population has continued decline due to demographic causes, losing 7,429 inhabitants in March, 1% more than in the same period of 2016, even though the birth rate went up and the death rate down.

In the first three months of the year, the negative natural increase was 30,814 persons, on the rise by 26.3%. In 2016, Romania s population dropped by 66,718 persons because of the demographic decline.

INS reviewed significantly demographic data for 2015, compared to preliminary data published previously. Reviewed data show that in 2015, the negative natural increase was 60,674 people, compared to 73,625 in tables published previously.