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Number of births remains lower than deaths in January

Published : 26 Feb 2020, 01:22

  DF Report

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The number of births was 671 lower than that of deaths in the country in January, according to Statistics Finland.

A total of 3,882 children were born in the country in January while a total 4,553 people died.

The number of children born in January, however, was 15 higher than in the corresponding period in 2019 while the number of deaths was  575 lower than one year earlier.

Finland's population was 5,528,442 at the end of January.

The population increased by 869 persons during January. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 1,127.

According to the preliminary statistics for January, 2,231 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,104 persons emigrated from Finland.

The number of immigrants was 569 lower and the number of emigrants 268 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 636 of the immigrants and 739 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.