China: Percent of world population

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 China

Percent of world population

 Latest value 18.02
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 20.97
 Min - Max 18.02 - 22.71
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2021. The average value for China during that period was 20.97 percent with a minimum of 18.02 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 22.71 percent in 1974. The latest value from 2021 is 18.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 196 countries is 0.51 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Percent of world population - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Percent of world population - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: The population share of a particular country is measured as its population as percent of the total world population in a given year. Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.


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 Percent of world population 18.02 2021 percent
 Percent of world GDP 18.60 2021 percent
 Percent of world exports 13.27 2021 percent
 Percent of world imports 11.89 2021 percent
 Percent of world FDI 16.18 2021 percent
 Percent of world oil reserves 1.53 2021 percent
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