CAIRO: The birth rate in 2013 decreased by .09% compared to the rate in 2012, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization And Statistics (CAPMAS) reported Saturday its annual population report.
The report stated 2013 saw 2,621,902 live births in 2013, compared to 2,629,769 births in 2012, adding that the Cairo governorate ranked first in terms of numbers of birth, with 256,657.
The reported added the number of deaths reached 511,183 in 2013 compared to 529, 512 deaths in 2012, marking a 3.5 percent decrease.
Cairo also ranked first in terms of the number of deaths among other governorates, asmortality reached 8.8 per thousand in 2013 compared to 9.3 per thousand in 2012.
On Tuesday, Egypt’s population according to CAPMAS reached 87 million, not includinga total of approximately eight million expatriates.