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India’s population is on the brink of overtaking China’s, UN says

2023-04-20 12:24:54       source:CNBC

April 19, 2023

The United Nations estimates India's population will be 1.4286 billion by the middle of 2023 — ahead of the 1.4257 billion it sees for mainland China's population.

The figures are now reflected in the UN's World Population Dashboard, updated on Wednesday.

The overtake has been widely-predicted as China's population growth has slowed, with the number of people last year falling for the first time since the early 1960s.

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