The world population of 8 billion is expected to be reached on November 15, 2022

In recent years, the population of Japan has continued to decline, but the population of the world as a whole continues to increase. The World Population Prospects 2022 released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in July 2022 estimates that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022.

World population to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022
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World population is expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022 (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs press release, Japanese translation dated July 11, 2022) | United Nations Information Center

Message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on World Population Day (11 July) | United Nations Information Center

The estimate that ``the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022'' was announced in the ``World Population Prospects 2022 Edition'' released on July 11, 2022. According to the United Nations, the growth of the world's population has slowed, and in 2020 the growth rate was below 1%. The world population will reach 8 billion in 2022, reach 8.5 billion in 2023, 9.7 billion in 2050, 10.4 billion in the 2080s, and reach around 10.4 billion by 2100. predicted to stay.

The decline in the population growth rate is due to the significant decline in the birth rate in many countries. In Japan as well, the total fertility rate ( total of age-specific fertility rates for women aged 15 to 49) has continued to decline since the second baby boom in the 1970s. Dropped to 1.30 .

Eight countries - Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania - are expected to see population growth while the birth rate is declining in many countries. 80% of the population is expected to be concentrated in eight countries. With this population growth, India is projected to overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2023.

At the launch of the World Population Prospects 2022 edition, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Reaching eight billion people is a numerical milestone, but our focus will always be on people. In the world we seek to build, eight billion people mean eight billion opportunities to live dignified and fulfilling lives.” I'm here.

Detailed data on Japan's population is published by the Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at the link below, and the latest population estimate at the time of writing the article (final value in May 2022, estimated value in October 2022) According to the report, the total population is 124.83 million.

Statistics Bureau Home Page/Population Estimates

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