Slovakia's population to drop to 4.7 million by 2070

The fertility rate is expected to increase, but only slightly. Conversely, the dependency ratio should go up significantly.

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Slovakia's population is expected to drop to 4.71 million by 2070, according to a recent prediction of the European Commission.

The expected drop should result from the current uneven age distribution of the population, where people in their 40s dominate, along with the predicted fertility rate, the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), the country's central bank, said on the occasion of World Population Day, as reported by the SITA newswire.

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