Poland faces population decline

The demographic decline will shrink Poland's production-age population (men of 18-64 years of age and women of 18-59) by 0.8 million people by 2025, the ministry said. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Poland's population is expected to fall to 37.98 million from the present 38.32 million by 2025, the Finance Ministry revealed on Thursday in a forecast.

The demographic decline will shrink Poland's production-age population (men of 18-64 years of age and women of 18-59) by 0.8 million people by 2025, the ministry said.

The pre-production age group (0-17) is expected to fall by 194,000.

But the post-production age group (65 and over for men, 60 and over for women) is expected to rise by 700,000.