Lithuania lost over 12 percent of population in under a decade
Friday, August 8, 2014
Statistics Lithuania informs that, at the beginning of 2014, the estimated population of Lithuania stood at 2943.5 thousand, i.e., 28.4 thousand (1 percent) below what it was at the beginning of 2013. In 2005-2013, the population declined by 411.7 thousand, or 12.3 percent.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on provisional data, in June 2014, the turnover (VAT excluded) of retail trade enterprises amounted to LTL 2508.7 million (EUR 726.6 million); against May, it decreased 3 percent at constant prices (seasonally adjusted - decreased 0.4 percent).
A total of 10,469 newborns were registered in Latvia over the first six months of 2014, which is 460 babies more than in the same period in 2013. In June, there were 1,813 newborns registered in Latvia – 98 more than in June 2013.
On 1 January 2014, the population of the European Union was estimated to stand at 507.4 million, compared with 505.7 million one year before. The population growth is due to a natural increase of 80,000 and a net migration of 700,000, while the remainder can be explained by statistical adjustments, according to EU statistics office Eurostat.
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