Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
Countries Big and Small Are Connecting Economic Growth to Renewable Energy, and It's Working
Yahoo News - 3/27/2015 10:33:08 PM
The country's carbon emissions fell 8.4 percent ... In Europe as a whole, energy use dropped to 1990 levels last year, despite population and economic growth. Worldwide, emissions from the energy sector flatlined even as economic activity grew in 2014 ...
Ethiopia: Achieving the Demographic Dividend - a Window of Opportunity for Climate Resilient Growth
AllAfrica - 3/27/2015 3:30:48 PM
It has been deemed a population-climate hot-spot- a place where rapid growth and a changing climate pose ... is described as an opportunity that arises when a country transitions from high to low rates of fertility and child and infant mortality.
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
What’s Supporting Continued Growth in the Generics Market?
Yahoo Finance - 3/28/2015 6:04:06 AM
From 2013 to 2018, it’s expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate ... Developed countries’ governments are trying to reduce their healthcare cost. The cost is increasing sharply due to an aging population and rising incidences of ...
IMF: China One of the World’s Most Unequal Countries
China Digital Times - 3/28/2015 1:39:15 AM
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper on fiscal policy and income inequality in China and other developing countries shows that China is “one of the most unequal countries in the world ... aimed at higher growth rates.
US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable
The Herald Bulletin - 3/28/2015 5:56:57 AM
Yet the generally sluggish pace of the U.S. recovery masks a sign of strength: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II ... shrank at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the first quarter as the country was hit by a ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.
Global Crises And Economic Growth Drive Rising U.S. Weapons Sales
Fast Company - 3/28/2015 4:16:44 AM
As countries in Asia and Africa get richer, larger sums are being spent on defense, particularly weapons imported from the world’s largest producers. Africa, which has experienced some of the world’s most impressive economic growth over the past decade ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
Mongabay - 5/1/2005 11:53:40 PM
In contrast, the United States -- which has the highest fertility rate of rich countries -- is projected to be the seventh largest contributor to world population growth over the next five decades. Because of its low and declining rate of population growth ...
Global CVD Risk Calculator Predicts Risk by Country
MedPage Today - 3/27/2015 8:09:58 PM
Country-specific CVD death rates, which are now widely available, were used to recalibrate the model, along with population-specific risk factor ... national health surveys in 11 countries around the world: China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Iran ...
Growth for a few, loss for many
The Hindu - 3/27/2015 10:11:40 PM
These projects run the entire gamut of contemporary public and private infrastructure, industrialisation and urbanisation projects aspiring land and resources in the country ... record a decline in the overall rate of investment. The Amendment Bill ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
President Xi Jinping says China should not focus on growth rate only
Daily News and Analysis - 3/28/2015 10:07:29 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country's interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Chinese President Xi ...