The population decline continues in Lithuania. Over the past year, the birth rate in the Baltic republic fell by 10%. At the same time, the number of deaths increased by 25%. This data was provided by the Lithuanian Department of Statistics.
“According to demographic data, 2,117 children were born in the country in September this year, while a year earlier – 2,330. Last month, 3,880 people died, and in September 2020, the death rate was 3,105,” the media reported. Baltic republic.
Negative ones are also observed in the balance of migration. More people leave the country than they return. Compared to September 2020, emigration has increased by about 40%. 3,964 people entered the country, while 4,446 left.
Over the past 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union and gaining independence, Lithuania has lost about a quarter of its population. So, in 1991, 3.698 million people lived in the country, and by 2020 – only 2.795 million.
Earlier it also became known that in 2020 every fifth inhabitant of Lithuania was below the poverty line. The Lithuanian Department of Statistics reported that about 585 thousand people lived in poverty last year, which is 20.9% of the population. This is 0.3% higher than in 2019.