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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania’s population keeps shrinking in 2017 due to demographic decline and migration

Romania lost more than 120,000 people in 2017, mainly due to the natural decline, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 71,125 people last year, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS) released on Wednesday, August 29. Migration was the second most important cause.

The decrease is lower than the one registered in 2016, however, when Romania’s resident population dropped by 122,000 people.

On January 1, 2018, Romania had a resident population of 19.52 million people, with most of them, namely 10.49 million, living in urban areas. However, the urban resident population dropped slightly year-on-year, by 0.3%. The female population on January 1, 2018 was of 9.98 million people, down 0.6% year-on-year.

The balance of international migration in 2017 was negative, with the number of emigrants exceeding the number of immigrants by over 53,000 people. Men emigrated in a greater proportion than women (50.9%), the INS data also showed.

The demographic aging has also deepened last year, the country seeing an increase in the share of the elderly (65 years and over). The demographic aging index increased from 114.4 (on January 1, 2017) to 116.9 elderly per 100 young people (January 1, 2018).

A UN reported revealed earlier this year that Romania is among a group of several Eastern Europe countries that are set to experience a decline of over 15% in their population by 2050.

Romanian commune fights population drop with too-good-to-refuse offer

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania’s population keeps shrinking in 2017 due to demographic decline and migration

Romania lost more than 120,000 people in 2017, mainly due to the natural decline, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 71,125 people last year, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS) released on Wednesday, August 29. Migration was the second most important cause.

The decrease is lower than the one registered in 2016, however, when Romania’s resident population dropped by 122,000 people.

On January 1, 2018, Romania had a resident population of 19.52 million people, with most of them, namely 10.49 million, living in urban areas. However, the urban resident population dropped slightly year-on-year, by 0.3%. The female population on January 1, 2018 was of 9.98 million people, down 0.6% year-on-year.

The balance of international migration in 2017 was negative, with the number of emigrants exceeding the number of immigrants by over 53,000 people. Men emigrated in a greater proportion than women (50.9%), the INS data also showed.

The demographic aging has also deepened last year, the country seeing an increase in the share of the elderly (65 years and over). The demographic aging index increased from 114.4 (on January 1, 2017) to 116.9 elderly per 100 young people (January 1, 2018).

A UN reported revealed earlier this year that Romania is among a group of several Eastern Europe countries that are set to experience a decline of over 15% in their population by 2050.

Romanian commune fights population drop with too-good-to-refuse offer

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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