Number of births in N. Macedonia decrease by 10.6 pct in Q2

The number of live births registered in North Macedonia in the second quarter of 2019 was 4,693, decreasing by 10.6 percent year-on-year, the preliminary data published  by the State Statistical Office (SSO) showed.

According to the SSO data, in the second quarter of 2019 the number of deaths in North Macedonia amounted to 4,928, a 7.3 percent increase year-on-year. And 21 were infant deaths.

Meanwhile, the number of marriages registered in this quarter was 3,247, decreasing by 4.8 percent year-on-year, whereas the number of divorces was 439, slightly down from 441 in the same period in 2018.