2015 should see another incremental step towards a stronger world economy. The population will reach 7.3 billion with 138 million babies born throughout the year, 19% of which will be in India. Globally, a baby born in 2015 can expect to live for 71.3 years, an increase of 3.6 years since 2000. The average age of the world’s population will be 30.3 years, but this ranges from a low of just 15.0 in Niger to a high of 46.8 years in Japan. Consumer expenditure will exceed US$45.7 trillion, and one-in-four dollars spent globally will be in the USA.