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Press release

National demographic balance

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In 2018 population decline continued to be a key point for the fourth consecutive year: -400 thousand residents since 2015, an amount greater than the inhabitants of the seventh most populous municipality in Italy.

The same year was also characterized by a minimum level of births, fewer deaths and fewer registrations from abroad compared with the previous year.

The number of foreign citizens leaving our country slightly decreased (-0.8%), while the emigration of Italian citizens increased (+ 1.9%).

Since 2015, the resident population has been decreasing, setting up a phase of demographic decline for the first time in the last 90 years. At 31 December 2018 the population amounted to 60,359,546 residents, over 124 thousand less than the previous year (-0.2%) and over 400 thousand less than four years earlier.

Reference period: Year 2018

Date of Issue: 08 July 2019



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