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More Than Half Of Global Population Growth Between Now And 2050 Will Occur In Africa.

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

According to recent UN forecasts, the population of Africa is projected to double by 2050 to over 2 billion, accounting for most of the world's population growth by that time.


Due to its rapid increase in the coming decades, forecasts predict that Africa will make up 25% of the world's population by 2050 and nearly 40% by 2100.


Despite a gradual reduction in fertility levels, much of the substantial increase will be driven by the momentum of past growth that's embedded in the youthful age structure of the current population.


The overall global population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 stabilizing at 10.4 billion in 2100. More than half of the projected growth in the global population up to 2050 will be concentrated in 8 countries: Ethiopia, the DRC, Egypt, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.


Infographic: UN's World Population Prospects Report 2022

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