The birth rate in Russia is growing

In August, a Russian born children than in any other month since the beginning of the demographic program — 176,3 thousand children.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Labor. As specified in the department, in August of last year's babies were born by 3.2 thousand (or 1.8 percent) lower.

"In total, during January-August 2012 were born one million 253 thousand children, up 82,000, or 7 percent more than in the same period of 2011," — said the Minister of Labour of Russia Maxim Topilin.

Birth rate is observed in almost all regions. Thus, 24 regions is increased more than 8 percent. Among them — Kaluga, Omsk, Moscow region, St. Petersburg, the Republic of Mari El, Tatarstan, Krasnodar Krai. Back in the 39 regions it rose by 8.5 percent. Including — in Rostov, Kirov, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Orenburg, Kemerovo, Penza, Sakhalin regions, Moscow, Stavropol region.

Mortality among those in Russia reduced. In January-August, passed away one million 171 thousand people, which is 25.6 thousand or two percent less than the same period in 2011. According to the minister, the reduction in mortality was recorded for most of the diseases. This increased mortality from all kinds of traffic accidents. For example, deaths from road accidents increased by 11.3 percent.

If we compare the birth and death rates, it turns out that in August we got a natural increase of the population — 22.5 million people. "This is the highest monthly result for all the years of the population program," — said Maxim Topilin. A natural decline in the period January-August was 21.2 thousand people. According to the Ministry of Labour is 6.1 times lower than a year ago.

In the first eight months of the natural increase of the population registered in 38 regions, compared to 27 in January-August 2011. Natural decline, noted last year, it was replaced by the natural increase in the republics of Bashkortostan, Mari El, Chuvashia, in Perm, Omsk, Murmansk, Orenburg and St. Petersburg. A significant reduction in the natural population decrease was noted in Chelyabinsk, Vologda, Magadan, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar regions. The increase in natural population is not registered in any region of Russia.

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