First half year of 2010 figures indicate a forthcoming wave of maternity clothes, baby buggies...
Sweden is becoming a nation filled with pregnant women and abundant with baby carriages, according to research released by Patrik Attemark, CEO of InfoTorg.
Figures released from his information and education company at the first of July show that 58,174 brand new Swedes were born during the first half of 2010. This amounted to an increase of almost 7% compared to same period in 2009.
"Our previous figures in 2009 already indicated that a baby boom was looming. These new figures for the first half of 2010 indicate no slowdown," reported Attemark.
Other statistics from the company revealed that immigration (44,019) is again higher than emigration (25,916). On the other hand, Swedes permanently leaving the country increased by 35% compared with the first half of last year, while tallies of foreigners coming into Sweden remained almost unchanged.
Also in the records, the average age in the Kingdom of Sweden has increased slightly and continued its steady climb that has been consistent over a long period of time. During the six months of this year compared to 2009, morbidity decreased by more than 3% to 46,486.
"We see the number of deaths decreasing, and this trend that indicates that the Swedish population is prosperous and living longer," added the InfoTorg executive, whose statistics are based on the Swedish Population Address Register (SPAR).