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UN report on population: India surpasses China

India could overtake China as the world’s most populous country as early as next year. This is according to the World Population Prospects, an annual demographic report on the state of the world’s population, published by the UN on Monday. India and China would then each have more than 1.4 billion inhabitants. In China, population growth is stagnating at a low level, while in India it is falling from a high level. India’s population is therefore still growing, while it may already be shrinking in China. In a 2022 census in India, the population was still 1.21 billion.

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