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22nd December, 2017

Population keeps shrinking

Hungary’s population continued to shrink in the first 10 months of this year, the Central Statistics Office reported on Thursday.

From January to October, 1.2% fewer babies were born than in the same period of last year. The number of deaths, meanwhile, rose by 4.9% over the same period.

The number of Hungarians dropped by 32,798 in the period, at a faster rate than in the same period of last year, which saw a decline of 26,803 people.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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