World population to cross 8-billion mark

World population to cross 8-billion mark

The global population is projected to reach eight billion on Tuesday, according to the 'World Population Prospects 2022' report that was released on account of World Population Day

As per the report, India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country in 2023.

The UN’s latest projections suggest that by 2030, the global population could grow by half a billion to reach 8.5 billion. The population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and further balloon up to 10.4 billion in 2100.

Interestingly, the global population rate fell under 1 percent for the first time since 1950 in 2020. It is expected that the world’s population will peak at around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s, remaining at that level until 2100

In 2021, the average fertility of the world’s population was at 2.3 births per woman over a lifetime The number is significantly lower than the average of 5 births per woman in 1950

According to World Bank, India’s fertility rate is lower than the global average, with the latest estimate putting it at 2.1 births per woman over a lifetime. Global fertility is expected to drop to 2.1 births per woman by 2050

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