The population of Belarus is growing at the expense of migrants?
15:25, — society
As of 1 October 2013 Belarus’ population stood at 9,465,500 people.
In January-September 2013 the natural decline in the population was 28% below that registered in January-September 2012 and totaled 6,247 people. At the same time, the migration gain amounted to 7,869 people, 28.6% up or 1,750 people up from January-September 2012. The migration gain managed to compensate for the natural decline and secured an increase in the population.
According to the latest data, in January-September 2013 as many as 87,917 children were born in Belarus while 94,164 people died. The number of deaths exceeded the number of people, who were born, by 7.1% (10.2% in January-September 2012).
In January-September 2013 the nationwide birth rate totaled 12.4 per 1,000 capita (12.1 per 1,000 capita in January-September 2012). The highest birth rate was registered in Minsk Oblast (13.2 per 1,000 capita) while the lowest was registered in Vitebsk Oblast (11.1 per 1,000 capita).
In January-September 2013 the nationwide death rate totaled 13.3 per 1,000 capita (13.3 per 1,000 capita in January-September 2012). The highest death rate was registered in Vitebsk Oblast and Minsk Oblast (15.4 and 15 per 1,000 capita respectively) while the lowest death rate was registered in the city of Minsk (9.2 per 1,000 capita).