The Germans could use a little help here.
Germany population flatlines for first time in decade – Germany’s statistics agency says there’s been no increase in population for the first time in a decade, with more deaths and lower immigration.
In the three decades since German reunification, the population has — with only a few exceptions — tended to increase. However, this population growth has resulted exclusively from positive net immigration. Without more people immigrating than emigrating, the population would have been shrinking since 1972 with more deaths than births in every year since then. Germany’s birth or fertility rates have been well below global and even European averages ever since the Second World War.