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In April, the birth rate in Tatarstan fell by 15%

A decline in the birth rate was recorded in Tatarstan at the beginning of 2022. In the first four months it fell by 8.5% compared to the same period last year, Realnoe Vremya calculated based on the data from the Russian Statistical Service.

In January-April, 11,706 newborns were registered in Tatarstan. During the same period in 2021, another thousand babies were born in the republic, 12,795.

In April 2022 alone, the birth rate in Tatarstan fell by 14.9% in one fell swoop, compared to the same month last year. 2,801 newborns were registered in the fourth month of the year in the republic. In April 2021, 3,293 babies were born.

A decline in the birth rate in Tatarstan was recorded in the first quarter of 2022. In January-March 2022, it fell by 6.3% compared to the same period last year. Thus during the first three months of 2021, 9,502 babies were born in the republic, only 8,905 were born in January-March in the republic.

More babies were born in Bashkiria than in Tatarstan in the four months

The decline in the birth rate in Tatarstan in January-April 2022 is one of the highest among the regions of the Volga Federal District. It decreased only in Kirov, Saratov, Ulyanovsk and Orenburg oblasts and in Udmurtia.

So, in the number of registered newborns in January-April 2022, Tatarstan ranks second in the Volga region. Only neighboring Bashkiria where 12,077 babies were born in the first four months outperformed the republic. At the same time, compared to the same period last year, the birth rate decreased by 6.1%.

Realnoe Vremya offers an assessment of the Volga regions with declining birth rates in January-April 2022 according to data from the Russian Statistical Service:

  1. Kirov Oblast (-13.9%, 2,907 newborns);
  2. Orenburg Oblast (-11.5%, 5,225 newborns);
  3. Saratov Oblast (-9.6%, 5,395 newborns);
  4. Ulyanovsk Oblast (-8.8%, 2,932 newborns).;
  5. Udmurtia (-8.6%, 4,289 newborns);
  6. Tatarstan (-8.5%, 11,706 newborns);
  7. Chuvashia (-8.4%, 3,193 newborns);
  8. Perm Krai (-7%, 7,649 newborns);
  9. Samara Oblast (-7%, 7,965 newborns);
  10. Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (-6.5%, 7,693 newborns);
  11. Mari El (-6.3%, 1,895 newborns);
  12. Penza Oblast (-6.2%, 2,672 newborns);
  13. Bashkiria (-6.1%, 12,077 newborns);
  14. Mordovia (-5.4%, 1,562 newborns);
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In the Volga region in general, the birth rate in January-March 2022 fell by 8% compared to the same period last year. 77,160 babies were born in the region in the first four months of the year while almost 7,000 more were born in the same period in 2021 – 83,831.

In Russia, 420,073 newborns were registered in the first four months of 2022, which is 6.2% less than in January-April last year (447, 628). In April, 99,697 babies were born. This is 9.9% less than in the same month last year.

Tatiana Dyomina

BashkiriaKirov OblastUdmurtiaTatarstan

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