ArmInfo.In Armenia, in January-September 2019, 26.535 children were born. According to the RA Statistical Committee, the birth rate in the country on an annualized basis decreased by 0.1%, and in the two-year context - by 4.1%. According to the results of the reporting period, the birth rate per 1000 inhabitants amounted to 12 ppm, against the same level a year ago and 12.4 two years earlier.
The highest birth rate was registered in Yerevan, where 10.483 children were born during the reporting period. Following are the regions of Ararat, Armavir, Shirak and Kotayk, where the number of children born exceeds 2.000. There are more than 1.000 children born in the Gegharkunik, Lori and Aragatsotn regions. In Syunik and Tavush, slightly more than 900 children were born. And the lowest birth rate is registered in Vayots Dzor region - 377 children.
According to statistics, 19.655 people died in the reporting period in Armenia, with a y-o-y growth of 2.2%. The mortality rate in the country was 8.9 ppm, compared to 8.7 ppm for the same period in 2018. The absolute value of the natural population growth was 6.880 people, which is 5.9% less than the y-o-y indicator. The coefficient of natural population growth was 3.1 ppm, compared to 3.3 ppm for the same period in 2018. According to statistical data, the population of Armenia as of October 1, 2019 amounted to 2.958 million people, having decreased by 0.4% or 11.7 thousand in y-o-y terms.