New York City, United States (Web Desk): The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, according to a new U.N. report said on Wednesday.
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has prepared the report that shows 83 million people are being added to the world's population every year.
The report's authors say the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even if fertility levels continue to decline.
At that rate, the global population will reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.
Director of the U.N Population Division John Wilmoth said at a news conference that the report includes information on the populations of 233 countries, including Pakistan.
The report said that India's population is expected to surpass China's in seven years.