1950 Ranking
    1. China 546,815.00
    2. India 359,000.00
    3. Soviet Union 179,571.00
    4. United States 152,271.00
    5. Russia 101,937.00
    6. Japan 83,805.00
    7. Indonesia 82,612.00
    8. Germany 68,375.00
    9. Brazil 53,443.00
    10. United Kingdom 50,127.00
    11. West Germany 49,983.00
    12. Italy 47,105.00
    13. Bangladesh 45,646.00
    14. France 42,518.00
    15. Pakistan 39,448.00
    16. Ukraine 36,775.00
    17. Nigeria 31,797.00
    18. Mexico 28,485.00
    19. Spain 28,063.00
    20. Vietnam 25,348.00
    21. Poland 24,824.00
    22. Ethiopia 21,577.00
    23. Egypt 21,198.00
    24. Philippines 21,131.00
    25. Turkey 21,122.00
    26. South Korea 20,846.00
    27. Thailand 20,042.00
    28. Burma (Myanmar) 19,488.00
    29. East Germany 18,388.00
    30. Argentina 17,150.00
    31. Iran 16,357.00
    32. Romania 16,311.00
    33. Yugoslavia 16,298.00
    34. Canada 14,011.00
    35. South Africa 13,596.00
    36. Congo (Kinshasa) 13,569.00
    37. Czechoslovakia 12,389.00
    38. Colombia 11,592.00
    39. Netherlands 10,114.00
    40. Morocco 9,343.00
    41. Hungary 9,338.00
    42. Czech Republic 8,925.00
    43. Algeria 8,893.00
    44. Belgium 8,639.00
    45. Portugal 8,443.00
    46. Australia 8,267.00
    47. Sudan 8,051.00
    48. Tanzania 7,935.00
    49. Belarus 7,722.00
    50. Peru 7,633.00
    51. Greece 7,566.00
    52. Sri Lanka 7,533.00
    53. Taiwan 7,456.00
    54. Bulgaria 7,251.00
    55. Sweden 7,014.00
    56. Austria 6,935.00
    57. Kazakhstan 6,693.00
    58. Malaysia 6,434.00
    59. Uzbekistan 6,293.00
    60. Mozambique 6,250.00
    61. Kenya 6,121.00
    62. Chile 6,091.00
    63. Uganda 5,522.00
    64. Ghana 5,297.00
    65. Iraq 5,163.00
    66. Venezuela 5,009.00
    67. Cameroon 4,888.00
    68. Yemen 4,777.00
    69. Switzerland 4,694.00
    70. Madagascar 4,620.00
    71. Cambodia 4,471.00
    72. Burkina Faso 4,376.00
    73. Denmark 4,271.00
    74. Angola 4,118.00
    75. Finland 4,009.00
    76. Saudi Arabia 3,860.00
    77. Croatia 3,837.00
    78. Mali 3,688.00
    79. Tunisia 3,517.00
    80. Georgia 3,516.00
    81. Syria 3,495.00
    82. Slovakia 3,463.00
    83. Ecuador 3,370.00
    84. Niger 3,271.00
    85. Norway 3,265.00
    86. Guatemala 2,969.00
    87. Ireland 2,963.00
    88. Azerbaijan 2,885.00
    89. Ivory Coast 2,860.00
    90. Zimbabwe 2,853.00
    91. Malawi 2,817.00
    92. Bolivia 2,766.00
    93. Senegal 2,654.00
    94. Zambia 2,553.00
    95. Lithuania 2,553.00
    96. Dominican Republic 2,353.00
    97. Moldova 2,336.00
    98. Uruguay 2,194.00
    99. Hong Kong 1,974.00
    100. Latvia 1,936.00
    101. New Zealand 1,908.00
    102. Kyrgyzstan 1,739.00
    103. Tajikistan 1,530.00
    104. Slovenia 1,468.00
    105. Jamaica 1,385.00
    106. Armenia 1,355.00
    107. Israel 1,286.00
    108. Albania 1,227.00
    109. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 1,225.00
    110. Turkmenistan 1,204.00
    111. Estonia 1,096.00
    112. Singapore 1,022.00
    113. Costa Rica 867.00
    114. Jordan 561.00
    115. Cyprus 494.00
    116. Oman 489.00
    117. Malta 312.00
    118. Luxembourg 296.00
    119. Barbados 211.00
    120. Kuwait 145.00
    121. Iceland 143.00
    122. Bahrain 115.00
    123. Saint Lucia 79.00
    124. United Arab Emirates 72.00
    125. Qatar 25.00
    2016 Ranking
    1. China 1,374,896.00
    2. India 1,275,136.00
    3. United States 324,656.00
    4. Indonesia 254,709.00
    5. Brazil 208,249.00
    6. Pakistan 194,839.00
    7. Nigeria 185,899.00
    8. Bangladesh 170,510.00
    9. Russia 142,356.00
    10. Japan 126,702.00
    11. Mexico 123,573.00
    12. Ethiopia 110,945.00
    13. Philippines 108,645.00
    14. Vietnam 95,296.00
    15. Egypt 92,981.00
    16. Congo (Kinshasa) 81,116.00
    17. Iran 80,762.00
    18. Germany 80,723.00
    19. Turkey 80,298.00
    20. Thailand 67,107.00
    21. France 66,736.00
    22. United Kingdom 64,523.00
    23. Italy 62,040.00
    24. Burma (Myanmar) 55,174.00
    25. South Africa 54,263.00
    26. Tanzania 53,349.00
    27. South Korea 49,181.00
    28. Spain 48,563.00
    29. Colombia 46,950.00
    30. Kenya 46,778.00
    31. Sudan 45,282.00
    32. Ukraine 44,210.00
    33. Argentina 43,834.00
    34. Uganda 40,419.00
    35. Algeria 40,102.00
    36. Poland 38,523.00
    37. Iraq 38,135.00
    38. Canada 35,363.00
    39. Morocco 34,686.00
    40. Peru 30,791.00
    41. Malaysia 30,301.00
    42. Venezuela 29,680.00
    43. Uzbekistan 29,473.00
    44. Saudi Arabia 28,160.00
    45. Yemen 27,393.00
    46. Ghana 26,675.00
    47. Mozambique 25,286.00
    48. Madagascar 24,430.00
    49. Cameroon 24,160.00
    50. Ivory Coast 23,740.00
    51. Taiwan 23,342.00
    52. Australia 22,992.00
    53. Sri Lanka 22,899.00
    54. Romania 21,600.00
    55. Burkina Faso 19,513.00
    56. Malawi 18,920.00
    57. Niger 18,677.00
    58. Kazakhstan 17,948.00
    59. Chile 17,814.00
    60. Angola 17,644.00
    61. Syria 17,051.00
    62. Netherlands 17,001.00
    63. Zambia 16,274.00
    64. Ecuador 16,081.00
    65. Mali 15,980.00
    66. Cambodia 15,918.00
    67. Senegal 15,593.00
    68. Guatemala 15,191.00
    69. Zimbabwe 14,547.00
    70. Belgium 11,409.00
    71. Tunisia 11,140.00
    72. Bolivia 10,970.00
    73. Portugal 10,834.00
    74. Greece 10,773.00
    75. Czech Republic 10,661.00
    76. Dominican Republic 10,606.00
    77. Hungary 9,875.00
    78. Sweden 9,833.00
    79. Belarus 9,571.00
    80. Azerbaijan 9,481.00
    81. Austria 8,712.00
    82. Tajikistan 8,330.00
    83. Israel 8,209.00
    84. Switzerland 8,171.00
    85. Jordan 8,040.00
    86. Hong Kong 7,301.00
    87. Bulgaria 7,145.00
    88. United Arab Emirates 5,927.00
    89. Singapore 5,782.00
    90. Kyrgyzstan 5,599.00
    91. Denmark 5,594.00
    92. Finland 5,498.00
    93. Slovakia 5,446.00
    94. Turkmenistan 5,291.00
    95. Norway 5,265.00
    96. Ireland 4,952.00
    97. Georgia 4,924.00
    98. Costa Rica 4,879.00
    99. New Zealand 4,475.00
    100. Croatia 4,459.00
    101. Kuwait 3,963.00
    102. Moldova 3,527.00
    103. Uruguay 3,378.00
    104. Oman 3,315.00
    105. Albania 3,044.00
    106. Jamaica 2,971.00
    107. Armenia 2,919.00
    108. Lithuania 2,863.00
    109. Qatar 2,325.00
    110. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2,100.00
    111. Slovenia 1,978.00
    112. Latvia 1,966.00
    113. Bahrain 1,365.00
    114. Estonia 1,259.00
    115. Cyprus 1,102.00
    116. Luxembourg 582.00
    117. Malta 415.00
    118. Iceland 336.00
    119. Barbados 291.00
    120. Saint Lucia 164.00

    Midyear population (in thousands of persons).

    Source: The Conference Board