Romania’s resident population drops by almost 100,000 people in 2019
Romania’s resident population continued its steady decline in 2019 and reached 19.32 million people as of January 1, 2020, according to data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS) on Friday, August 28.
The resident population went down by 96,500 people compared to January 1, 2019, according to the same source.
The main cause for this evolution was the negative natural growth as the number of people who died in 2019 was 73,600 higher than that of the newborn.
In addition to this, another 30,000 people left the country (net long-term migration).
The population aging continued in 2019 and the ratio of elderly people (65 and over) to children (0-14 years) reached 121.3 to 100.
Romania’s resident population has been dropping steadily by about 100,000 people per year over the last 10 years.
However, the steepest drop was recorded in 2007, the year Romania joined the EU, when the resident population went down by about 500,000 people.
In 2005, Romania’s resident population was 21.38 million people.