Ukraine to lose 15 mn of people in 2009-2050

12:17, 12 February 2009
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According to a new UN report

Population will decline by 15 mn of people in Ukraine in 2009-2050. The UNO Secretary General made a new report on the world demographic trends. It will be discussed at the 42nd session of the Committee on Population and development on March, 30 – April, 3 2009, UN News Center reported, according to MIG news.

"Developed countries will face the challenge of reduction in population. It will happen in 45 states in 2009-2050. In particular, in the Russian Federation population will decline by 33 mn, in Japan – by 25 mn, in Ukraine – by 15 mn, in Germany – by 8,4 mn and in Poland – by 7,7 mn", is reported.

At the same time, population will grow old within the nearest decades. The number of urban residents will increase. The number of people at the age of 60 and upwards will nearly treble and amount to 2 bn by 2050. 70 percents of people will live in cities by 2050.

According to the report, population will reach to 6,8 bn in July 2009. According to average forecast, it will come to 7 bn in 2012, 8 bn in 2025 and 9 bn in 2045.

Life interval has been increasing further in the majority of regions. People live 67,2 years on the average now. The average age of live is 76,5 years in industrial nations and 65,4 years in developing countries. The average index of life interval comes to 54,6 years in the least developed countries, UNIAN reports.


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