Latvia's birth rate was 3% lower in first half of 2020

In July 2020, number of registered births (1 566) was 16.3 % less than in the respective month of the previous year. Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) published August 20 show that number of deaths in July comprised 2 215, which is 5 % less than in July a year ago.

In July of this year there were 649 deaths more than births.

In the first seven months of this year, 10 471 thousand births were registered, and that is 3 % less than in January–July of 2019. 16 288 thousand deaths were registered, which is 2.4 % less than in January–July last year.

In July, 1516 marriages were registered, which is 390 marriages less than in the respective month of the previous year.

On 1 August 2020, provisional population of Latvia accounted for 1 million 900 thousand.

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