Finland’s birth rate continues to decline

Finland's population is being saved from shrinking even further by inward migration.

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During the first part of the year, almost a thousand fewer children were born in Finland than the same time last year.

That’s according to new figures from Statistics Finland looking at the period from January to April 2019.

However, despite the low birth rate Finland’s population actually grew by 833 people during the first four months of the year, due to people from abroad moving into the country.

At the end of April Finland’s total population was 5,518,752.