YEREVAN. – Past newspaper of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: Despite the fact that the incumbent authorities are claiming to make Armenia’s population 5 million by 2050 (...), Armenia's demographic indicators are currently having a steady negative trend.
The newspaper, as a result of the study, found out that the population of the Republic of Armenia has decreased by 14,000 in 2018, and in the first half of 2019, the number of births in the republic decreased by 150, and the number of deaths increased by 572.
At the same time, the permanent index has decreased by 8,200.
The trend of the decline of the RA population continued this year as well. So, as of October 2019, the permanent population decreased by 11,750.
In the three quarters of 2019, natural population growth has declined by 550. By the way, when compared to the indicators in the same period of 2017, it is clear that the number of births decreased by 4.2%, and by 20[%]—compared to the same period in 2018.
Analyzing the official statistics, the newspaper found out that in 2019, 35,549 people left RA without returning, instead, 25,692 (11% of the total number of the unemployed) foreigners came to Armenia.