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
Immigrants To Be Largest Driver Of U.S. Population Growth
NPR News - 5/15/2013 8:15:53 PM
"Other countries have already reached this state, where immigration is the prime source of population growth." A relatively high fertility rate, he adds, has made the U.S. unique among developed countries. But that rate has been slowly declining ...
Don Cayo: Changing demographics mean Asia’s fast growth can’t last
The Vancouver Sun - 5/14/2013 12:00:09 AM
Developing Asia’s young and dynamic population has spurred the region’s world-leading economic growth for the past ... in most Asian countries, low immigration levels. In prospering East Asia, the fertility rate has plummeted from the very high rate ...
Asia's fast economic growth may not last
The Vancouver Sun - 5/14/2013 9:04:11 AM
Two factors drive the region's rapid aging. One is that people are living longer. The other is fewer births coupled with, in most Asian countries, low immigration levels. In prospering East Asia, the fertility rate ... where population growth has been ...
Immigration to outpace U.S. population growth from births soon: Census
Reuters - 5/15/2013 6:35:40 PM
The swing toward growth from residents from abroad is expected between 2027 and 2038, the Census Bureau said in projections released on Wednesday. By 2060, there could be 1.6 million new immigrants a year, compared with a natural population ...
Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report
thepresidentpost.com - 5/18/2013 5:53:20 AM
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030 to three-fifths, from one-fifth in 2000, says the report, titled ‘Capital for the Future ... said Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist.
As Japan Courts Growth, Europe Keeps Up Its Love Affair With Austerity
New York Times - 5/17/2013 12:18:04 AM
BERLIN — For years, Japan and Europe have been the sick men of the world economy. This week, their paths diverged. Even as Europe fell deeper into what just became its longest recession since World War II, Japan posted an unexpectedly robust ...
Immigration will be major driver of U.S. population growth
VOXXI - 5/17/2013 9:32:15 PM
For the first time in nearly 200 years, immigration is projected to be the primary driver of population growth in the United States by the middle of this century, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates in a new report. The U.S. population growth ...
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030
balkans.com - 5/17/2013 4:14:18 AM
Strong saving rates in developing countries are expected to peak at 34 percent of ... and will be the only developing region to reach zero population growth by 2030. Aging is expected to moderate economic growth in the region, and also has the potential ...
World stocks mixed after German 1Q growth released
Yahoo! News - 5/15/2013 9:10:09 AM
But lower-than-expected German economic growth disappointed investors elsewhere ... That makes stocks more attractive to investors than bonds and keeps interest rates low throughout the economy, encouraging investment and spending. "Quantitative easing ...
There is need to reduce our population by half for sustainable development
monitor.co.ug - 5/17/2013 9:53:43 PM
The current population estimate for Uganda is slightly over 34 million people. About 75 per cent of them are below the age of 30 (possibly one of the youngest populations in the world). Barely a decade ago we were only about 25 million people! Sadhguru ...
All my children: How soap operas helped end high fertility rates
Houston Chronicle - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
About 50 years ago India had a fertility rate of nearly six — the number of births per woman. Today that rate is 2.5, which is barely above the estimated U.S. rate of 2.1 in 2011, and essentially the level needed to keep a constant population of about 1 ...
Immigration to outpace US population growth from births soon
Buenos Aires Herald - 5/15/2013 10:39:03 PM
A wave of immigrants is set to become the principal driver of US population growth within 30 years, surpassing growth from births for the first time since the mid-1800's, federal government estimates show. The swing toward growth from residents from abroad ...
International Migration is Projected to Become Primary Driver of U.S. Population Growth for First Time in Nearly Two Centuries
Yahoo! News - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International migration is projected to surpass natural increase (births minus deaths) as the principal driver of U.S. population growth by the middle of this century, according to three new series of ...
HSBC Global Asset Management's quarterly outlook: Has the developed world gone ex-growth?
zawya.com - 5/16/2013 12:22:15 PM
Dan Rudd, Regional Head of MENA Wholesale, HSBC Global Asset Management, says: "The oil producing countries in MENA are continuing to benefit from triple digit prices in oil, supporting the economic growth and ... value adjusted PPP rates include the ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030: World Bank
The Jakarta Globe - 5/17/2013 7:41:53 AM
According to new scenarios released Thursday by the World Bank, developing countries could control some 158 trillion dollars (at 2010 rates) by 2030, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. By that time, the developing world could account for 87 to 93 ...