June 23, 2022 08:20
Korea has experienced a natural decline in its population for 30 straight months since November 2019.
Statistics Korea said on Wednesday that the country recorded 21,124 births and 36,697 deaths in April, meaning its population decreased by 15,573. This is the biggest natural decline for the month of April on record.
The number of births dropped by 7 percent while deaths soared by a whopping 46.3 percent on-year.
Meanwhile, the number of marriages edged down 0.4 percent in April, continuing an unbroken decline that began in 2012.
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