The population of Belarus continues to decline.
According to belstat.gov.by, as of the end of November 2018, there were 9 million 477.1 thousand people in Belarus. At the beginning of 2018 there were 14,800 more people in the country.
In the period between 2015 and 2017, there was a slight increase in the Belarusian population, but later the recession resumed.
According to UN forecasts, by 2050 the population of Belarus will get reduced to 8 million 570 thousand people. This data was published in 2017 in the World Population Prospects report.