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Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 12:40:52 AM
FTimes Report, Jun 19
 
Population increase by month 2013–2016*. Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland.
Finland's population was 5,491,817 at the end of May, according to Statistics Finland's preliminary data.
 
The country's population increased by 4,509 persons during January-May and the reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad as immigration exceeded emigration by 5,636.
The number of births was 1,127 lower than that of deaths, the data show.
 
During January-May, 22,033 children were born, which is 700 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2015.
 
The number of deaths was 23,160, which is 448 higher than one year earlier.
 
A total of 11,195 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 5,559 persons emigrated from Finland as per the statistics for May.
 
The number of immigrants was 1,091 higher and the number of emigrants 603 less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
 
In all, 2,603 of the immigrants and 3,805 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.
 
The number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 96,144 during January-May. Compared with the previous January-May, the decrease was 952 migrations according to the municipal division of 2016.
 
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