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European Commission - EUROSTAT

First population estimates - EU population up to almost 512 million at 1 January 2017 - Increase driven by migration

Brussels, 10 July 2017

On 1 January 2017, the population of the European Union (EU)was estimated at 511.8 million, compared with 510.3 million on 1 January 2016. During the year 2016, as many births as deaths were recorded in the EU (5.1 million), meaning that the natural change of the EU population was neutral. The population change (positive, with 1.5 million more inhabitants) was therefore due to net migration.

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STAT/17/1963


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