Belarus population in decline

As of July 1, 2017, the population of Belarus amounted to 9 million 495.5 thousand people, National Statistical Committee reports.

Preliminary data were published already last year: on October 1, 2016 the population was 9 million 505.2 thousand people. Thus, over the last or 9 months, the population of Belarus has reduced by almost 10 thousand people.

However, in previous years, the statistics recorded the positive trend in terms of demographics.