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What will Brazil’s population look like in 2060?

population pyramid brazil 2060

Brazil’s population, which today stands at 208 million people, will continue to grow over the next 30 years, when it will peak in 2047 at 233.2 million. From that point on, however, the country will see a gradual decline of its population until 2060, when it will have 228.3 million. The projections were published by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Population growth is already shrinking in Brazil. Between 2016 and 2017, the country gained 1.6 million people—doubling what has been registered between last year and now.

A few factors explain the trend, none of which being more...

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