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Sat, 20 Feb, 2016 12:27:23 AM
FTimes Report, Feb 21
 
Population increase by month 2013–2016*. Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland.
Finland's population was 5,486,168 at the end of January, having been 5,486,616 in the month before.
 
The country's population went down by 448 persons during January, which is the biggest monthly decrease in 23 years, according to Statistics Finland's preliminary data.
 
The reason for the negative population increase was the excess of births, as the number of births was 796 lower than that of deaths.
 
Migration gain from abroad was positive, since immigration exceeded emigration by 348.
 
In January, 4,389 children were born, which was 229 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2015.
 
The number of deaths was 5,185, which is 264 higher than one year earlier. The monthly excess of births is lowest since the wars.
 
According to the preliminary statistics for January, a total of 1,725 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,377 persons emigrated from Finland.
 
The number of immigrants was 411 lower and the number of emigrants 163 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
 
In all, 606 of the immigrants and 1,011 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens as per the statistics.
 
The number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 19,719 during January. Compared with the previous January, the decrease was 188 migrations, according to the municipal division of 2016.
 
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