Romaniaĺs estimated population drops by 25,000 in first five months

The decrease in the national population continued in May, when the number of deaths outstripped the number of births by 3,347, the number of inhabitants dropping by 25,000 since the beginning of the year, according to National Institute of Statistics figures.
Jan-May figures indicate a decrease in the resident population of 24.988, on negative natural population growth, after a 6,400 decline in January, 4,100 in February, 6,300 in March and 4,841 in April. In May, the negative natural population growth was of 3,188 people.

In May, 20,457 deaths were registered, 1.191 fewer than in April, and 399 fewer than prior-year period. In the same period, 17,110 births were registered, 303 more than in April but 558 fewer than April 2008.

The child mortality remains above EU average, as 175 children below 1 year of age died in May, which corresponds to a rate of 10.2/1,000 live births, down 69 from a year earlier. In April, 184 deaths of infants aged below one year were registered.

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