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Unprecendented middle class growth

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Unprecedented middle class growth

  • Middle class to expand globally, growing about 80 percent by 2030 to reach more than 5 billion people; most of the growth comes from non-OECD countries
  • The rising middle class means billions of people with longer, healthier and better lives
  • Asia Pacific represents the largest increase, with India and China each reaching more than 1 billion middle-class citizens
  • Africa/Middle East and Latin America are also expected to increase, while North America and Europe hold their middle-class population steady
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