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European Commission - EUROSTAT

First population estimates - EU population up to 508.2 million at 1 January 2015 - Over 1 million more people living in the EU than in 2014

Brussels, 10 July 2015

On 1 January 2015, the population of the European Union was estimated at 508.2 million, compared with 506.9 million on 1 January 2014. During the year 2014, 5.1 million babies were born in the EU, while 4.9 million persons died, meaning that the EU recorded a positive natural change of its population of 0.2 million, double that of 2013. The remainder of the change is driven mainly by net migration.

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STAT/15/5340

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