Spain registers more deaths than births as native population heads for collapse

Dec 12, 2019 by

Martin M. Barillas and Pete Baklinski, LifeSite:

Spanish authorities revealed that tens of thousands more citizens died than were born in the first six months of 2019. The alarming statistics not only reveal this time period to have the lowest birthrate in almost 80 years, but they also highlight the country’s trend toward what observers are calling the country’s “demographic suicide.”

According to the Spanish National Statistical Institute (INE), between January and June of this year, Spain saw only 170,074 children born. In this same time frame, 215,478 citizens died. This means that there was a decline in Spain’s population by 45,404 persons during that period. Having a death rate higher than the birth rate indicates a shrinking population.

According to the INE, the number of births registered for January-June this year represents a drop of 6.2% in comparison to the same period in 2018. This is the worst birth rate ever registered by Spain, which began keeping birth statistics in 1941, just two years after the devastating civil war in the country that caused as many as 2 million deaths in just three years.

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