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(Bloomberg) — Move over Japan. Germany now has the world’s lowest birthrate, and its economy is poised to suffer as a result.

Germany recorded about 8.3 births per 1,000 citizens in the five years through 2013, less than Japan’s 8.4 and the U.K.’s 12.7, according to a study released on Friday by consultants BDO AG and the Hamburg Institute for International Economics.

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