How much of this uptick is due, however, to ethnic Finns..?
The number of babies has increased only 11 times since 2013 compared to the same period last year. The last time the number of babies had increased for two consecutive months was September to October 2013. In September 2013, the number of babies born was 35 more than in September 2012 and 155 more in October.
Finally, good news about birth: The sharp drop in the number of babies turned upward, and according to the professor, “Head now above water”
The decline in the birth rate has been expected for years. February is also expected to have more babies than a year ago, since leap years have one day more time to give birth.
Exceptional things are happening IN FINLAND right now. Statistics Finland released preliminary population statistics on Tuesday in January. According to statistics, 3,882 babies were born in Finland in January.
A significant number of babies is due to the fact that the number of babies born was 15 more than in January 2019. This is now the second consecutive month, when more babies were born than in the same period of the previous year. In December 2019, 3,573 babies were born alive, 19 more than in December 2018. That’s a small miracle. In January-August last year, the number of babies born was six per cent lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
“One baby was born in September-January more than in the corresponding period of the previous year. At least we can say that the decline is over, ” says Mika Gissler, a research professor at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) .
Thus, in September-January, the change was exactly zero percent compared to a year earlier. According to Gissler, at the beginning of last year, the number of babies fell by as much as a tenth on a monthly basis.
“Then they wondered how down the numbers could go. Now, based on this December and January data, we now have a beak above the little water. Not yet celebrated, but it looks like the decline is over, ”Gissler says.