Armenian population continues to decline
Armenia’s resident population dwindled by 7,600 people to 2,965,100 people as of 1 January , 2019 as opposed to January 1, 2018, according to the latest numbers, released by the National Statistical Committee of Armenia (NSC).
The NSC attributed the drop in resident population to the excess of the negative migration balance, which was 18,500 people, over the natural population growth, which was 10,900 people.
According to the NSC, the negative migration balance for the year decreased from 13,400 to 7,600 people, while the natural increase grew from 10,600 to 10,900 people.
In 2018, the number of children born in the country decreased by 3.1% to 36,502. At the same time, the number of deaths decreased by 5.5% to 25,645.
The number of urban population as of January 1, 2019 stood at 1,894,500 (a decline of 1,300).