The resident population of Russia in the first half of 2012. up 0.06%, or 85.6 million people, and on July 1, 2012. amounted to 143.1 million people. These data are contained in the operational report of Rosstat.
At the corresponding time last year there was an increase in population of 5.1 million people (0.004%).
In the first half of 2012. Russia was an increase in the number of births (in 79 regions of the Russian Federation) and the decrease in the number of deaths (in 69 subjects). Nationwide, the number of deaths exceeded the number of births in the first half of this year was 1.1 times (in the first half of 2011. — 1.2 times) in 16 regions of the Russian Federation, it was 1.5-1.9 times. The natural population growth in the first half of 2012. recorded in 33 regions of the Russian Federation (in I half-year 2011. — in 22 subjects).
The natural population decline in the first half of 2012. decreased compared to the corresponding period of 2011. 81.8 thousand people. Migration gain fully compensated for the loss of numerical population and exceeded them on 150.3%.