Keywords: describe, figure, trend
(subject) + stand at / be + (number)
(subject) + trend verb
Examples from authentic sources
The amount of plastic flowing into the ocean could triple in the next 20 years.
By 2027, the number of people aged 60+ in China is on track to double to 324 million—nearly the size of the US population.
The percentage of the population aged 65 and over is expected to rise from 18% to 23% by 2033.
Yet even with the economic slowdown caused by covid-19, CO2 emissions only decreased by 5.3% globally (between 1 Jan and Nov 30th 2020).
In 1974, the figure stood at just 10%. But two-thirds of all types of tuna are fished at biologically sustainable levels, a rise of 10 percentage points in just two years.
In 2019, smartphone adoption stood at 91%, up from 81% a year earlier.