The number of population in Ukraine in 2018 decreased by 200 thousand people. In the whole country in December 2018, there were more than 42 million people.
This is evidenced by the State statistics service.
As of December 1, 2018, the total number of the population of Ukraine was 42 177 579 people. This figure is 208 thousand lower than it was in 2017.
In the state statistics service noted that the country still had problems with the natural population growth: the number of deaths continues to significantly exceed the number of births. Now the ratio is 58 deaths per 100 newborns.
Thus, from January to November 2018 born in Ukraine 312,6 thousand people, and in 2017 – 336,5 thousand. Died in 2018 535,1 thousand people, and the year before that the figure was 525,8 thousand.
In addition, the Department added that data on selected demographic indicators may not take into account the temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as well as Crimea and Sevastopol.