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Birth rate remains low in Finland in Jan-April

Published : 27 May 2023, 03:39

  DF Report
File Photo: Kela.

The number of births was 6,209 lower than the number of deaths in the country from January to April this year, according to Statistics Finland.

Finland's population was 5,571,439 at the end of April.

The total population, however, increased by 7,469 persons during January–April. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 13,597.

Finland's fertility rate was the lowest on record in 2022.

Last year, the country registered 1.32 births per woman, the lowest level since the records started in 1776. In 2021, the figure was 1.46.