Bosnia registers 10,000 more Deaths than live Births for the First Time

The regular annual bulletin of the Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was published 10 days ago, and which gives analysis of 2019, hides a devastating data that gives a stamp on demographic fears – for the first time, Bosnia and Herzegovina registered 10,000 more deaths than live births.

So, an entire smaller city in Bosnia and Herzegovina disappeared during 2019 only counting the so-called natural movement – dying and giving birth, Klix.ba writes.

Never before, at least in terms of the period after 1995, has the difference between live births and deaths exceeded an enormous 10,000 people. The data further show that in 2019 the lowest coefficient of natural increase in post-war history was recorded and it is minus 3.

In other words, for every 1,000 inhabitants, 8.1 inhabitants are born and 11.1 inhabitants die.

Let us also remind you that the natural increase was positive until 2008, when it reached zero, and the following year it went into the red.

Also, the decline in natural increase has been constant since 1995, ie since the beginning of statistics, with the proviso that in 1996, 1997, 1998 and in 1999, there was a “baby boom” because in those four years as many as 180,000 babies were born.

Such a sum in this rate of live births cannot be reached in 6 years, provided that it remains in the current annual value. And the current annual value is 28,360 live births, while the number of deaths in 2019 was 38,829.

At the same time, the number of live births was never lower than in 1995, while the number of deaths was never lower than in 1995. It should be noted that the large difference is caused by the most extreme decline in the number of live births.

For example, in 1997, 20,000 more children were born than in 2019. In the same year, 11,000 fewer people died than in 2019.

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