Russia’s population was an estimated 143.4 million on May 1, 2013, up 23,000 from the beginning of 2013, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.
The number of births in the 4M rose to 600,900, from 592,200 in the same period of last year.
The number of deaths rose to 652,500 from 640,700. Natural population loss grew 3,100 year-on-year to 51,600 in 4M 2012.
Migration growth was 74,600, offsetting natural loss and exceeding it by 44.6%.
An increase in births was noted in 57 regions and an increase in deaths in 59.
The number of deaths exceeded the number of births by 8.6% in 4M 2013 (8.2% in 4M 2012) in the country as a whole and by 50%-90% in 18 regions.
Natural population growth was recorded in 30 regions (in 32 in 4M 2012).
Voice of Russia, Interfax
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