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global middle class chart


Middle-class expansion accelerates

  • Middle class expands on a global basis, more than doubling by 2030 to reach almost 5 billion people
  • All of the growth is projected to come from non-OECD with OECD holding its middle-class population steady
  • India and China show the largest increases with each reaching more than 1 billion middle-class citizens 
  • These gains will enable longer, healthier and better lives for billions