Demographic Processes in 2012

As of 31 December 2012 the population of Bulgaria is 7 282 041 persons or 1.5% of the EU population. Compared to 2011, the country population decreases by 45 183 persons.
There are 69 121 live born children in 2012. The number of live births decreases by 1 725 children compared to the previous year.
The number of dead persons is 109 281 and the crude mortality rate - 15.0‰. Compared to the previous year the number of dead people increases by 1 023.