By ZENIT Staff
In 2018, the population decline in Italy continued to be a key point for the fourth consecutive year, according to ISTAT, the Italian Statistical Institute. The nation is down 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. As of December 31, 2018, the population amounted to 60,359,546 residents, more than 124 thousand less than the previous year (-0.2%) and more than 400 thousand less than four years earlier.
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