The predicted changes in European populations are demonstrated on a map, as reports. The prospects of Hungary are not too bright, the population is still decreasing.

Statistics of seven sources, including CIA, were used in the making of the map of Europe which shows the foreseeable changes that will affect different European countries until 2050 regarding population. While Western-European and Scandinavian countries can expect an increase in the population, in the Eastern part of the continent decrease can be predicted. Naturally, exceptions can be found.

For instance, Germany can count with a decrease of 12.87%. The population of Finland, Denmark and Portugal will have a minor change: in Finland, the population change will be -0.85%, in Denmark, -2.74%, and in Portugal, -3.82%.

In Eastern-Europe, Kosovo is outstanding: it is the only country in the region where, foreseeably, the population will grow, by 17 %. The highest degree of population decrease can be expected in Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In Moldova, the population will decrease by 44.18%, in Lithuania, 37.65, in Latvia, 35.86%, in Estonia, 29.41%.

Hungary is in the midfield, the degree of the dwindling is similar to that of Germany, 12.66%.

The strong immigration is not able to shift the ageing of the population of Germany to the positive range. Although migration is basically targeted westward, Moldova is an exception, as most of the migrants go to Russia to work. The population boom in Kosovo is likely to be due to the rise of the Muslim population, although the Kosovo Bureau of Statistics is far from forecasting such growth.


Consequently, as we have written about it, the age distribution of the Hungarian population is getting worse. Hungary’s demographic situation has been for decades characterised by population decline and ageing. Data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) reveals that while in 1990, there were 65 people above the age of 64 for 100 children (age 0-14), now, there are 128 older people for 100 children. There are more deaths and fewer births in the country than in the 1980s.


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  1. Hungary is loosing almost 24,000 people per year due to more deaths than births. Add to that about 31,000 mostly young, educated people who emigrate annually and you have a population decline of about 55,000 people per year. For a Country of only 9,900,000 this is unsustainable. If this continues, in just 100 years the population will decline by about 5,500,000 to 4,500,000. In less than 180 years the Country will cease to exist.

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