Ukraine sees population drop by almost 100,000 in four months
The population of Ukraine in January-April 2020 shrank by 96,200, amounting to 41.806 million as of May 1, 2020, the State Statistics Service reported.
In the reporting period, 92,300 children were born against 99,100 reported last year.
A natural population decline was recorded by 102,900 in the first four months of the year, while in January-April 2019, the natural decline was a bit higher, amounting to 108,000.
The number of people who moved to Ukraine during the reporting period exceeded by 6,755 the number of those who left the country.
In January-April 2019, this indicator amounted to more than 10,770 people.
The stats agency also notes a significant excess of the number of deaths over the number of newborns: it's 47 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, in January-March 2020 the population of Ukraine decreased by 71,800, to 41.83 million.
The State Statistics Service of Ukraine stopped publishing mortality stats from March 2020over the lockdown, including in offices for administrative services.
In 2019, Ukrainian population shrank by 251,000, to 41.9 million.