Ukraine’s natural population growth declined by 13.7 thousand people for the last month, according to the State Statistics Committee. July 1, the population of Ukraine amounted to 42.832 mln people. However, it is 164.8 thousand people less than it was in Ukraine on July 1 last year. For the last month 32 thousand people were born in Ukraine and more than 35 thousand people died.
For the 6 months of this year, 198 thousand children were born, while for the 6 months of the last year this sum amounted to 230,772 children. Top-region of Ukraine by birth rate is Kyiv; here for the last half a year appeared 18.8 thousand of newborns, in the second place is Dnipropetrovsk with its 13.7 thousand, and Lviv comes the third one, 11.1 thousand babies. The lowest total number of live births is in Chernihiv region – 3.7 thousand. Luhansk shows even less number, 2.2 thousand babies, but the figures are inaccurate due to the fact that not all the data is collected.