India could surpass China in population as early as 2023

(ORDO NEWS) — India may overtake China in terms of population during the current year. This is stated in a study published on Wednesday by the statistical organization World Population Review.

Clash of giants: has India surpassed China in terms of population?

According to real-time data provided on the organization’s portal, India’s current population is 1,422,706,266 and China’s is 1,425,831,275.

However, as noted in the study, “In terms of population growth, India will surpass China as the most populous country in the world during 2023.”

The authors of the study came to this conclusion due to the fact that in 2023, “the annual growth rate [of population] in China will be from minus 0.1% to minus 0.3%, while the growth rate [of population] in India will be from plus 0.69% to plus 0.92%”.

The study also notes that “India’s population will continue to grow until at least 2050.” According to forecasts, 1,670,490,000 people will live in the South Asian republic by this time.

In addition, China’s population is projected to decline to 1.2 billion by 2060, while India’s population will rise to almost 1.7 billion by that time.

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