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The State Statistics Service of Ukraine says the number of deaths in Ukraine as of late September 2018 exceeds the number of births almost twice.

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In particular, the rate is 100 deaths per 59 newborns, the service said in its update on November 11, 2018.

The population of Ukraine shrank by 165,600 people in January-September 2018, to 42.2 million people as of October 1.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the population of Ukraine could decrease by more than 6 million people, to 36.4 million people by 2050.