Credit Suisse has just recently published its regular Wealth Report. As usual, the report is a very interesting figures and survey - based on AMarkets.
The percentage of the middle class in the dynamics by region:
Since 2008, the growth of the middle class is no longer keeping pace with the growth of the global demographics in developing countries. Moreover - the middle class grew much slower class of super-rich people. The bottom line - in all regions of this year, a decline of the middle class population in the total population. Exception - China during the period 2000-2015. During the specified length of the Chinese middle class has consistently increased its share of the total population of China.
For most regions the percentage decline in the share of the middle class is on average 9-13% in 2008 for most regions. The most noticeable decline in the regions of Latin America (16%) and North America (17%). It is interesting that in various countries the term "middle class" is associated with different levels of income. For $ 13,662 a year - enough to belong to the middle class in India. For America, the figure of "access" much more - all $ 50 thousand. Per year.