Italy’s demographic stagnation is reaching a tipping point, as the number of babies born in Italy in 2018 hit a new record low, national statistics office ISTAT said on Wednesday.
Births in 2018 dropped by 4% (18,000) to 440,000, which is the lowest level since the unification of Italy in 1861. Deaths totalled 633,000 and the population fell by 124,000 to 60.36 million. Bolzano, on the border with Austria, was the only Italian province in which births exceeded deaths last year.
2018 was Italy’...


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