ArmInfo. In Armenia in the Q1 of 2019 8.042 children were born, against 8.297 children in the same period last year. Thus, according to the data of the RA Statistical Committee, the birth rate in the country on an annualized basis decreased by 3.1%, and in a two-year cut - by 5.8%. The fertility rate per 1.000 inhabitants in the Q1 was 11 ppm, against 11.3 ppm in the Q1of 2018, 11.6 ppm - in the Q1 of 2017
The highest birth rate is registered in Yerevan, where the reporting period was born 3108 children. The regions of Ararat, Armavir and Kotayk follow, where the number of children born exceeds 700. Born in Gegharkunik, Lori and Shirak regions reaches up to 600 children. In Aragatsotn and Tavush, just over 300 children were born. And the lowest birth rate is registered in Syunik and Vayots Dzor regions - 284 and 125 children, respectively.
According to statistics, during the reporting period, 7.373 people died in Armenia, against 7.128 a year earlier over the same period, that is, mortality in Armenia increased by 3.4%. The death rate in the country was 10.1 ppm, against 9.7 ppm in Q1 of 2018.
The absolute value of the natural population growth was 669 people, which is 42.8% less than a year ago. The rate of natural population growth was only 0.9 ppm, against 1.6 ppm in I quarter. 2018 As of April 1, 2019, the population of Armenia amounted to 2.962 million people, having decreased by 0.1% or 3.2 thousand people since the beginning of the year, and by 0.3% compared to the same period last year. or 7.8 thousand people.