Ukraine sees population drop by almost 117,000 in five months
The population of Ukraine in January-May 2020 shrank by 116,700, amounting to 41.785 million as of June 1, 2020, the State Statistics Service reported.
In the reporting period, 115,968 children were born against 126,723 reported last year.
A natural population decline was recorded by 123,999 in the first five months of the year, while in January-May 2019, the natural decline was a bit higher, amounting to 134,211.
The number of people who moved to Ukraine during the reporting period exceeded by 7,341 the number of those who left the country. In January-May 2019, this indicator amounted to more than 11,842 people.
The stats agency also notes a significant excess of the number of deaths over the number of newborns: it's 48 newborns per 100 deaths.
Data covers all regions of Ukraine but the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Data on the natural population and migration movement is generated without taking into account the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the population of Ukraine in January-April 2020 shrank by 96,200, amounting to 41.806 million as of May 1, 2020.
In 2019, Ukrainian population shrank by 251,000, to 41.9 million.