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The population of Ukraine in January-June 2020 (H1) shrank by 140,300, amounting to 41.762 million as of July 1, 2020, the State Statistics Service reported.

In the reporting period, 139,134 children were born against 149,549 reported last year, the stats agency says.

A natural population decline was recorded by 147,876 in the first six months of the year, while in January-June 2019, the natural decline was a bit higher, amounting to 154,781.

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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.

Ukraine population: background

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 2019, Ukrainian population decreased by 251,000, to 41.9 million.