Macedonia: Births down by 7,2 percent, deaths by 6,1 percent


The number of newborns was 5.502, or a 7,2 percent drop in the second quarter of 2017, compared to the same period last year.

According to the State Statistics Bureau, there was also a drop in the number of deaths, by 6,1 percent. A total of 4.544 people died in the second quarter, including 54 infants.

The Statistics Bureau also informed that there were 3.447 new marriages in the quarter - an increase of 7,8 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The number of divorces stood at 436 for an annual increase of 13,5 percent.

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