There were 44,167 births during the first six months of 2015, 2 percent more than in the same period last year. Deaths during the first half of this year totaled 68,483, a 7.8 percent increase over January-June 2014.
All in all, this means Hungary’s natural population decline for the first six months of 2015 is 24,316. That’s roughly four thousand more than during the same period in 2014, according to Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH).
There were 805 more marriages in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, an increase of 4.9 percent.
The decline of population increased across all regions of the country, but was especially high in central Hungary and the central Transdanubian regions because of the higher number of deaths.
The highest growth in population was recorded in Northern Great Plains region, up 14 percent on the same period in 2014.