The United Nations published a forecast of the population of our planet by 2050 , according to which the world’s population will increase by 1.7 billion people and amount to 9.1 billion people.
The UN experts calculated that in the future the increase in the population of the Earth will occur exclusively at the expense of the poorest countries. And the number of residents of the United States, Europe and other developed regions should steadily decline. The population of 49 of the world’s poorest countries will double and reach 1.7 billion people, which, according to the Deputy Director of the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Thomas Buttner, “will significantly complicate the fight against poverty.”
So, for example, with the continuation of the current demographic trend, the population of Germany by 2050 will decrease from 82 million to 71 million people, and the population of Russia will decrease from 146 million to 116 million people .
India will overtake China and will take the first place with a population of 1.6 billion people.
The population of Ethiopia, which at the moment is 107 million people and takes the 14th place in the world, will increase to 174 million people and will occupy the 9th place by 2050.
In the continuation, you can find out how the population of the countries will change by 2050, which currently occupy the remaining 14 places in the TOP-15 states with the largest population in 2009 .
Egypt, currently 13th with a population of 98 million people, will increase the number of people living to 133 million people and will take the 12th place in the rating of 2050.
Number 15 Vietnam will remain at 15th place in 2050. The population of this country will increase from 93 million to 112 million people.
The Philippines will rise from 12th to 11th place, increasing its population from 106 million to 140 million people.
Mexico will go down from 11th to 13th place in the ranking of 2050. The population of this country will increase from 124 million to 129 million people.
Japan will go down from the 10th place to the 17th place in the rating of 2050. The population of this country will decrease from 126 million to 102 million people.
Russia, currently ranked 9th, will go down to the 14th place in the rating of 2050. According to the UN forecast, the population of the Russian Federation will be 116 million, in contrast to 146 million people in 2018.
The population of Nigeria will increase to 289 million people in 2050 (198 million for 2018). Thus, Nigeria will take the 5th place in 2050 (7th place in 2018).
The place of Bangladesh in the top of the states with the largest population will not change in 2050. Bangladesh will continue to occupy, as before, the 7th place with a population of 222 million people, which will increase from 167 million in 2018.
The population of Pakistan will increase from 201 million to 335 million people. Thus, Pakistan will overtake Indonesia and become the most populous Islamic state in the world.
The population of Brazil will increase from 214 million to 219 million people, and will occupy the 8th place in the rating of 2050 (compared to 6 in 2018).
The population of Indonesia will increase from 268 million (2018) to 288 million people (2050). Nevertheless, Indonesia will give way to Pakistan and will take the 5th place in the rating of 2050.
According to the UN forecast, the United States will remain at the third place in 2050 with a population of 404 million people, which will increase from the mark of 329 million people in 2018.
As we reported earlier, India will become the state with the largest population in the world by 2050 – 1.6 billion people. India will rise from second place in 2018 (1.36 billion people) to the first in 2050, overtaking the People’s Republic of China.
The population of China will increase from 1.39 billion people in 2018 to 1.4 billion in 2050. Nevertheless, in 2050 China will occupy only 2 place.
Photos: Stern Magazine.