Photo: Brazilian Population Exceeds 200 Million in 2013
The Brazilian population surpassed 200 million this year, the country’s IBGE statistics agency said Thursday.
Brazil will have just over 201 million residents by the end of this year, up from 199.2 million in December 2012, according to the agency’s calculations
The IBGE projects the Brazilian population to peak in 2042 at 228.4 million before beginning a gradual decline that will leave Latin America’s largest nation and No. 1 economy with around 218 million people in 2060.
A “significant aging of the population” is also expected, though with some dramatic regional differences.
While the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul will have more seniors than children by 2027, the ratio of older residents to youngsters in the northern states of Acre, Amazonas, Roraima and Amapa is expected to be on the order of 30 to 100.
The IBGE forecasts a similar divergence in longevity by 2020, with a median life expectancy at birth of 80.2 years in the southern state of Santa Catarina do Sul, compared with 71.7 years in the northeastern region of Maranhão.