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In January-November 2019, some 286,700 babies were born, while their number was 312,600 in January-November 2018, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported.

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A natural decrease in the population in the 11 months last year was estimated at 533,700 people, while it was 535,100 people in the same period of 2018.

However, the number of people who came to Ukraine exceeded the number of people who left the country by 16,456 people. In January-November 2018, this indicator was 13,677 people.

In addition, there is a significant excess of the number of deaths over the number of newborns: 100 vs. 54.

The report includes data from all regions of Ukraine, except for the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Information on natural population changes and migration was generated without taking into account the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a trial population census was launched in Ukraine on December 1, 2019, which is a preparatory stage for the 2020 nationwide population census.

According to the State Statistics Service, the number of Ukrainians in 2018 decreased by more than 200,000 people.