[Graphic News] S. Korea reports more deaths than births for 3rd month in Jan.
Social affairsMar 30, 2020
South Korea reported a net decrease in its population for the third consecutive month in January, due mainly to the critically low birthrate that has plagued Asia’s fourth-largest economy for years. Only 26,818 infants were born in January, down 11.6 percent on-year, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea. The number of births has fallen on-year for a whopping 50 consecutive months, dating to December 2015. The number of deaths, on the other hand, advanced 4 percent on-y