The AP notes this isn't really news in "the developed world".
It has even been a problem in developing countries. For example, John L. Allen Jr.'s report in April 2013 at National Catholic Reporter on our Pope's 15 years as Archbishop of Buenos Aires included that,
"vocations to the priesthood have been falling in Buenos Aires on his watch, despite the fact they’re up in some other dioceses. Last year the archdiocese ordained just 12 new priests, as opposed to 40-50 per year when Bergoglio took over.On the other hand, even in the developed world there have been some of what CARA's '1964' blog called Ordination All-Stars, notably the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska.