For the first half of 2018, the population of Ukraine decreased by 122.5 thousand people, and on 1 July amounted to 42 million of 263, 9 thousand people.
About it on August 17 announced the state statistics service, in its Express edition.
During that period in Ukraine was born of 164,3 thousand children died 298 thousand people, of which 1279 children under the age of one year, have informed in Department.
While 100 dead in Ukraine account for 55 live births, noted in the state statistics.
In 2017 for the first half of the population of Ukraine decreased by 117, 5 thousand people. When this was 177,8 thousand children died of 298 thousand persons, of whom under the year 1362 of the child.
In the state statistics service also informed that in January-June 2018 were observed migration population growth at the level of 11200 people, in that time, over the same period in 2017, the figure was 3807.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision to hold trial census of the population of Ukraine in Obolon district of Kiev and Borodyansky district of Kyiv region in 2019.
This decision is part of the preparatory activities for holding a national census is scheduled for 2020.
The only population census in independent Ukraine took place in December 2001. According to the results, there were 48,457 million inhabitants.