Turkey’s population to exceed 95 million by 2060, India to surpass China: Eurostat
by Daily Sabah with AA
ISTANBULSep 25, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah with AA
Sep 25, 2015 12:00 am
Turkey's population will increase by 17 million, almost equal to the population of the Netherlands, and reach 92 million in 2040, stated a report prepared by state-run Anadolu Agency based on the European Union's statistics institution Eurostat's data on Friday.
In 2060, Turkey's population will reach 95.3 million from 74.9 million in 2013; however, its population growth rate will decrease, the report said. The report projects that until 2040, the population growth rate will be 22.5 percent and between 2040 and 2060, the rate will get closer to European average with 3.8 percent.
World population, currently standing at 7.125 billion, is expected to increase by 26.9 percent and reach 9 billion in 2040 and 10 billion in 2060.
Combined population of 28 EU members will reach 523.5 million in 2060 with only a 3.5 percent increase and will remain the same in 2060.
Highest population growth will take place in Australia with 34.11 percent and Saudi Arabia at 32.6 percent, with their respective populations reaching 36 and 41.3 million by 2060.
The U.S. will have a population of 417.8 million by 2060 increasing from 316.1 million of 2013, the report said, with a growth rate 21.2 percent until 2040, significantly higher than most developed countries.
China will lose its title of the most populated country to India by 2040 and its population will start to decline between 2040 and 2060. China's population will increase by 5.7 percent and reach 1.435 billion in 2040, and will decrease back to 1.313 billion in 2060.
With a population growth rate of 25 percent, India's population will reach 1.565 billion in 2040 and will continue to grow until 2060, reaching 1.643 billion.
Japan, inhabited by 127.3 million people with the highest life expectancy in the world in 2013, is expected to lose 10.1 percent of its population by 2040 and fall back to 114.5 million. Japan's population will near 100 million level in 2060 with 102.5 million.
Home to 143.5 million people and ranked 130th in life expectancy with a decreasing population since 1992, Russia will continue to lose its population as projections show a respective population of 127 and 115 million in 2040 and 2060.