Birth rate stays lower than death rate in Jan-Feb
A total of 7,411 children were born during January-February period, which was 471 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2021, according to Statistics Finland.
Meanwhile, the number of deaths was 10,617 during the stipulated period, which was 1,107 higher than one year earlier.
The number of births was 3,206 lower than that of deaths.
According to preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,550,066 at the end of February.
Country's population increased by 467 persons during January-February. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 2,294.
In January-February, 4,152 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,858 persons emigrated from Finland.
The number of immigrants was 925 lower and the number of emigrants 257 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
In all, 1,003 of the immigrants and 1,257 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.
The number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 39,956 during January-February. Compared with the corresponding period in 2021, the decrease was 440 migrations according to the municipal division of 2022.