Romania had a negative natural increase rate for population (the difference between the number of live births and the number of deaths occurring in a year) in April compared to March 2018, as the number of deaths was higher than the number of births by 8.910 people, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
In April 2018, the number of live births was lower by 1,988 people compared to April 2017, and there were 211 more deaths.
In this context, the natural increase rate was negative both in April 2018 (-8,910 persons) and in April 2017 (-6,711 persons).
The number of deaths for children under 1 was lower by 19 in April 2018 compared to April 2017.
The number of marriages increased by 1,165 compared to April 2017, while there were 101 fewer divorces.
Comparing April 2018 with March 2018, 12,709 children were born (976 fewer), and the number of deaths was 21,619 (3,620 fewer).
In April 2018, there were 10,791 marriages – 4,613 more than in the previous month.