ArmInfo.In the second and third quarter of 2019, the birth rate in Armenia exceeded the indicator for the same period last year. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan wrote about this on his Facebook page.
"If during the reporting period of 2018, 18 thousand 258 children were born in the country, then this number is 18 thousand 493 children or 235 more children," he wrote.
According to him, although the growth is small, it should be taken into account that over the past five years this indicator has been steadily declining. "Thus, it can be stated that after the revolution, citizens had positive expectations about the future. It took time for these expectations to affect fertility," Pashinyan said.
In addition, the prime minister stressed that after the revolution, the number of marriages is also growing, while the number of divorces has decreased. At the same time, Pashinyan did not indicate specific indicators.
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. In general, in January-September 2019, 26,535 babies were born in Armenia.
The absolute value of the natural population growth was 6,880 people, which is 5.9% less than the indicator of the previous year. 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 annual terms.