in-cyprus Cyprus has 4th lowest fertility rate in EU

Cyprus has 4th lowest fertility rate in EU

Cyprus had the fourth lowest fertility rate in the EU in 2018 with 1.32 births per woman according to figures published by Eurostat on Friday.

It said that overall in 2018, 5.0 million babies were born in the EU, a decrease compared with 5.1 million in 2017 and an increase compared with 4.4 million in 2001.

The fertility rate stood at 1.55 births per woman in the EU in 2018, a small decrease from its recent peak in 2016 (1.57), yet an increase compared with 2001 (1.43). The highest total fertility rate since the start of comparable time series was in 2010 (1.57), since then it fluctuated between 1.51 and 1.57.

Fertility rate highest in France

In 2018, France (1.88 births per woman) was the Member State with the highest total fertility rate in the EU, followed by Romania and Sweden (both 1.76), Ireland (1.75), Denmark (1.73) and Czechia (1.71).

In contrast, the lowest fertility rates were observed in Malta (1.23 births per woman), Spain (1.26), Italy (1.29), Cyprus (1.32), Greece (1.35) and Luxembourg (1.38).

Source dataset: demo_find

Source dataset: demo_find

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