Data Insights2023 was a population crossroad
April 23, 2024Pablo Rosado

2023 was a population crossroad

Line chart showing the population trends for Africa, China, India

China is no longer the most populated country in the world. According to estimates by the UN World Population Prospects, India took over in 2023. That year, both countries had around 1.4 billion inhabitants — as many as the entire African continent.

However, as we can see in the chart, China’s population is expected to decline, and India’s growth is expected to slow down. Meanwhile, Africa’s population is expected to keep growing; the UN estimates it could reach close to 4 billion people by the end of the century.

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