Brazil Population Declines to 1.3 Million in First 10 Months as Experts Fear Population Collapse

By LUCIANNE LOPEZ-HAYES and ALEXANDRE VAN EERENBERGMANABET source The Associated Press title Brazil population data: Population to drop to 1 million by end of 2018 article By JULIAN BOUCHERETZ-BOUCHOUCHEVAN source AP title Brazilpopulation data: Brazil population declines to 1,000,000 in 2018 by end-of-year, World Bank says article By JAMES RICHARDSON, Associated Press article BAGUARO, Brazil (AP) Brazil’s population is projected to fall to 1 billion people by the end of the decade, the World Bank said Thursday.

The U.N. agency said the country’s population of about 1.1 billion is expected to shrink to 1-1.2 million in 2018, as many Brazilians migrate to other countries to work and families move to cities and other urban centers.

The World Bank project is based on demographic projections by the U.S. Census Bureau and a forecast by the World Health Organization.

It said the population of Brazil is projected at about 1,050,000 by 2030.

The World Bank, which has a $1.8 billion grant to support the study, said the World Population Prospects Project is a joint effort between the U-Block and the UBS Global Demographic and Development Studies Program.

“We’re not predicting a collapse of the world population, but a contraction of the global population,” said WPP senior economist Janine Vassallo.

“The demographic shift will take longer, because the birth rate is declining.”

Brazil’s population has declined from 2.9 billion in 2000 to 1 in 2010.

Brazil’s largest cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are experiencing record population growth, while rural areas and some urban centers are experiencing declining populations.

The country is expected by the government to have a population of 1.2 billion by 2030, up from 1.01 billion in 2030.