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European Union and world population growth

European Union and world population growth

European Union and world population growth

The global population in 2014 is estimated at 7.2 billion and to be increasing by approximately 82 million (1.4%) every year. That same year, the population of the EU was estimated at 506.9 million. Over the past decade, it grew on average by 1.36 million people (0.27%) per year, with growth unevenly distributed across Member States − countries in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as those hit worse by the economic and financial crisis experienced a population decline, while those faring better experienced higher growth rates.

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