Population trends that will surprise you: Africa will be the new Asia

on Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 11:08

The new predictions from the United Nations Population Division estimate that over the next 90 years Africa will see population explosion nearly unprecedented in human history.

The Washington Post has a really good story on this but I've pulled out a few highlights:

  • Population of Africa expected to quadruple over the next 90 years
  • Asia's population will peak in 50 years, then start to decline
  • Aging population in Asia will put a tremendous burden on economy
  • Europe will continue to shrink with the exception of the UK and France thanks to immigration
  • North America will continue to grow at a slow, sustainable pace, surpassing South America around 2070
  • Nigeria will be the growth superstar in Africa, expected to grow population by factor of eight

All this is rather long term but fascinating stuff for us as a company since big part of our work happens outside of the US and Europe in Asian and African markets.

More charts and insight from the UN predition over at The Washington Post: The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts

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