RUSSIALINK: “Russian population falls by 77,800 in 5M 2018 – Rosstat” – Interfax

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MOSCOW. July 18 (Interfax) – Russia’s de jure population was an estimated 146.8 million on June 1, 2018, down 77,800 since the start of the year, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

The population grew by 259,700 in 2016 and 77,400 in 2017.

The number of births in 5M 2018 fell to 651,000 from 679,200 in the same period last year, while the number of deaths grew to 798,300 from 791,000.

Thus, there was natural population loss of 147,200 in 5M 2017, compared with 111,800 in the same period last year. Net migration offset the natural losses by just 47.2%.

Net migration was 69,500 in 5M 2018, down from 80,700 in 5M 2017.

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