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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.
Lithuania lost over 12 percent of population in under a decade
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The decline in the population in 2013 was caused by negative net international migration and the natural decrease. The impact of negative net international migration accounted for 59 percent of the decline.

In 2013, the number of marriages registered totalled 20.5 thousand, that of divorces - 10 thousand, which is 191 marriages (0.9 percent) and 425 divorces (4.1 percent) fewer than in 2012.

In 2013, the number of live births amounted to 29.9 thousand, which is 574 fewer than in 2012.

At the beginning of 2014, the median age of the population of Lithuania was 42 years, i.e., 4 years older than at the beginning of 2005.

At the beginning of 2014, the population aged 65 and older made up 542.7 thousand people, or 18.5 percent of the total. Over the past nine years (2005-2013), the number of elderly persons increased by 11.6 thousand, or 2.2 percent.

In 2013, 38.8 thousand people emigrated from Lithuania, 22 thousand immigrated. Compared to 2012, the number of emigrants decreased by 2.3 thousand (5.6 percent), while the number of immigrants increased by 2.2 thousand (10.9 percent).

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