Statistics in Focus: Population and social conditions. Decline in migration stopped in 1995 Principal demographic trends in the EU in 1995.
During the period 1992-1994 the net inflow of international migrants to the European Union decreased drastically. After the 1992 peak of 1.3 million persons, net migration dropped to 1.0 million in 1993 and 0.8 million in 1994. For 1995 it is estimated that the contribution of migration to overall population growth will again be 0.8 million people. The total number of live births in the EU continued to decrease. For the first time since 1945, less than 4 million babies were born. The total number of deaths rose slightly to a level of 3.7 million. All together it is estimated that in 1995 the population of the EU grew by almost 1.1 million people or2.9%o, bringing the total EU population on 1 January 1996 to 372.7 million persons.
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