onsdag 12. mai 2021

When Will India Overtake China in Population?

The two most populous countries in the world are set to trade places this decade as India continues to record a population growth nearly double that of China, which saw its slowest-ever growth since 1960. India's average growth rate of 0.99 percent in 2020 was the first time in over three generations that the figure dipped below 1 percent, following explosive population growth next to the People's Republic of China since the 1950s.

China reached 1 billion people in 1980, 17 years ahead of India. On Tuesday, the country's National Bureau of Statistics revealed its latest census count of 1.41 billion, but China's southern neighbor is close behind. India, at 1.38 billion people, is forecast to overtake China as early as 2026, when both countries reach the 1.46 billion mark, according to a study by the World Economic Forum.