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In this visualization it is presented demographic projections for European countries from two sources: Eurostat and United Nations. Charts and data below are focused on the zero-migration variant of forecast, i.e. estimates of natural population change only due to births and deaths. That is why predictions are based on the assumptions of levels of fertility rate and life expectancy at birth which will prevail across the forecast period in the given country. Since each provider of forecasts assumes its own input parameters based on its knowledge, experience, data availability and judgments, estimates of population may differ from source to source. Thus, the more sources are taken in the consideration the more objective estimate can be obtained.

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World Population

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Japan Population

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