China reports first population decline in 6 decades, with birth rate at record low in 2022

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China reports first population decline in 6 decades, with birth rate at record low in 2022

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China population: 7 takeaways from 2022 figures

  • China’s population fell by 850,000 to 1.4118 billion in 2022 as mothers had 9.56 million babies last year, compared with 10.41 million total deaths
  • China’s national birth rate fell to a record low of 6.77 births for every 1,000 people in 2022, down from 7.52 in 2021

China reports first population decline in 6 decades, with birth rate at record low in 2022

03:18

China reports first population decline in 6 decades, with birth rate at record low in 2022

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