Number of births in Spain drops to lowest in five years

by Lorraine Williamson
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In Spain, 129,306 births were registered in the first five months of this year. This number continues to decline.  

It is not only 2.3% less than in the same period of 2022, but also the lowest figure for the first five months of the year in the last seven years. 

This shows the monthly birth estimates from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). There were 3,025 fewer children born in the first five months of 2023 than in the same period of 2022, when 132,331 births were recorded. Furthermore, it is 29,000 fewer than in the same months of 2017, when there were 158,096. This continues the downward trend since these monthly data are recorded.  

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According to INE data, there were 165,333 children born in Spain in 2016, 158,096 in 2017, 150,114 in 2018, 146,027 in 2019, 142,081 in 2020, 132,079 in 2021, 132,331 in 2022 and 129,306 in 2023.   

Number of deaths down 

On the other hand, 225,133 people died in Spain in the first 26 weeks of 2023. That is 11,172 fewer than in the same period of 2022, when 236,305 were recorded. Moreover, this is the lowest figure in those weeks since 2019, according to the INE’s estimate of the number of weekly deaths. 

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