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Sun, 21 Sep, 2014 12:01:24 AM
FTimes Report, Sept 21
 
Population increase by month 2012–2014*. Source: Statistics Finland.
Finland’s population has seen an increase of 14,020 persons in the January-August period, thanks to the migration gain, with the total population standing at 5,465,290 at the end of August. 
 
According to the Statistics Finland, the increase was 2,740 persons fewer than in the corresponding period of the year before.  
 
The main reason for the population increase was migration gain: the number of immigrants was 9,860 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 4,160 persons. 
 
According to the preliminary statistics for the January to August period, 19,230 persons immigrated to Finland and 9,370 persons emigrated from Finland. 
 
The number of immigrants was 1,950 lower and the number of emigrants 140 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 5,700 of the immigrants and 6,280 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens. 
 
During the January-August period, 38,770 children were born, which is 610 children fewer than in the corresponding period of 2013. The number of deaths was 34,610, which is 50 higher than one year earlier. 
 
According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 178,520 over the January to August period. 
 
Compared with the previous January to August period, the decrease was 2,270 migrations, according to the municipal division of 2014.
 
 
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