Population of Azerbaijan increases
According to the State Committee of Statistics of Azerbaijan, the population of this country has increased by 45 141 people or by 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year and reached 9,943,226 people as of 1 August 2018.
Population growth in Azerbaijan is ensured mainly by the excess of the number of births over the number of deaths. The impact of external migration on the change in the population size in Azerbaijan is insignificant.
In January-July of this year, 2 109 people arrived in Azerbaijan for granting permanent residence permission from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and relevant bodies of the State Migration Service, while 829 people left the country. The positive balance of migration amounted to 1,280 people.
The "Azerbaijan 2020: Look into the future" Concept of Development reads that during the period covered by the concept, the country's population will increase by 1.1 percent a year on average and is expected to reach about 10.2 million in 2020.