The fastest-shrinking countries in the world: Population Decline

With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100. 20 countries experienced a population decline in the last 5 years and 23 nations - including Spain and Japan - are expected to see their populations halve by 2100.

The fastest-shrinking countries in the world: Population Decline

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