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Old Posted Jan 25, 2010, 3:59 PM
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The French and German statistical offices have published their first 2009 birth estimates. In 2009 there were 821,000 births in France, which is near the post-baby boom record highs of 2006 and 2008. Apparently the economic crisis has not affected the French natality yet, despite what one could have expected. In Germany, on the other hand, 2009 established a new record of low births, beating the previous record low of 2006. In 2009 there were between 645,000 and 660,000 births in Germany.

The total fertility rate in France in 2009 was 1.99. The 2009 total fertility rate of Germany hasn't been published yet but should be slightly below 1.4.

The trend is now visible over the whole first decade of the 21st century. In the 10 years from 2000 to 2009, the total numbers of births registered were:
- France: 8,100,072 births
- Germany: between 7,004,000 and 7,019,000 births
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