Mortality rate in Ukraine over the nine months of 2020 prevailed significantly over birth rate with an average of 52 newborns against 100 deaths, the State Statistics Service says.

The population in January-September decreased by 199,100, to nearly 41.703 million as of October 1, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported.

In the said period, 220,657 children were born in Ukraine, while a year earlier their number stood at 233,222.

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Over the nine months of this year, a natural demographic decline was recorded at 206,030, while in January-September 2019, it was 203,311.

The number of those who moved to Ukraine during the reporting period exceeded the number of those who left the country by 6,941. In the same period last year, the number stood at 10,143.

Read alsoNational census in Ukraine postponed over coronavirus pandemic – mediaThe stats on the population count cover all regions of Ukraine, except for the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

Data on the natural and migration movement excludes the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol.

Demographic in Ukraine: Background

The population of Ukraine in January-August this year decreased by 178,400, to 41.724 as of September 1.

According to the State Statistics Service, the population of Ukraine in 2019 was down by 251,000, to 41.9 million.