In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28,555 live-born babies were registered in 2018, compared with 2017, there is a decrease in the number of live births by 2,07 percent and 36,305 deaths, which compared to 2017 shows a decrease in the number of deaths by 0,09 percent.
According to the BiH Agency for Statistics, the natural increase in the previous year was -7,750, while in 2017 it amounted to -7,178.
Negative natural growth was recorded in all months of 2018, and that ‘minus’ was over a thousand in February and March 2018.
The Agency also announced that during 2018, there were a total of 19,063 marriages in BiH, which represents an increase of 0.08 percent in relation to the previous year.
During 2018 2,385 marriages were divorced, an increase of 21.62 percent compared to 2017.