Macedonia’s Population in 2100: The Incredible Shrinking Country

After peaking in 2023, Macedonia’s population will shrink to 1.5 million by 2100: a 30 per cent reduction on 2018. The population will also be much older in 2100; more than half the population will be over 65 years. Without significant policy changes Macedonia faces a future of lower economic growth and budget difficulties. While…

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Air Pollution in Macedonia: Killing People and Decreasing Economic Growth

As the air quality deteriorates over winter, we look at its impact on health and the economy. How bad is the air pollution in Macedonia? Air pollution in Macedonia far exceeds international safety levels. In 2016 The WHO (World Health Organization) ranked Skopje as the third worst city in Europe in terms of particulate matter…

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Economic outlook for Macedonia

An economic outlook for Macedonia from Maximilien Lambertson from The Economist Intelligence Unit, and Macedonia2025 Summit speaker. Full-year 2017 and early 2018 saw economic growth stagnate, owing to the extended political crisis, which resulted in a sharp drop in investment and a contraction in real government consumption. However, private consumption growth was relatively steady supported…

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Country Dashboard: A Return to Higher Growth

Macedonia Country Dashboard – 2018 Q2 update: Macedonia’s economy returned to higher growth in Q2 2018, with real GDP increasing by 3.12 per cent in YE terms and 1.14 per cent over the year (YOY). Q2 2018 marked a return to higher growth for Macedonia as can be seen in graph 1 below. Wholesale and…

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