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The Decline of China’s Population

13 July 2024
According to the United Nations (UN), China’s population began to fall in 2022. The UN estimates that China’s population reached its peak of 1.425 billion in July 2022 and then started to decrease. The UN projects that China’s population will drop to around half its current level by the end of the century.

Population Growth Rates
Data in percentage terms
The Decline of China’s Population

China is not the only country facing this trend. The UN also predicts that India and the United States will experience similar declines in population growth, but at later dates. 

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