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
Ebola epidemic killed economic growth in stricken West African countries
azcentral.com - 4/17/2015 9:58:05 AM
WASHINGTON – The Ebola epidemic that swept through West Africa this year sucked $2.2 billion from the economies of the three countries ... growth rate of 3% in 2015. Before the epidemic, Liberia's economy was predicted to grow nearly 7%, the World ...
World Bank plan aims at ending poverty, hunger by 2030
Dawn - 4/18/2015 8:16:41 AM
About 200m rural poor could migrate to urban areas by 2030, based on urbanisation projections and assuming migration of a proportional share of the rural population ... in 34 countries having 90pc of the world’s children with stunted-growth could help ...
5 reasons why global institutions expect India to clock 7% plus growth rate
Economic Times - 4/18/2015 11:37:07 AM
India's economy is widely expected to clock above 7% growth rate, with both IMF and World Bank stressing that the country will surpass China's GDP rate very soon. "India's economic growth clip this year and next will be better than previously assumed ...
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 ...
World Bank downgrades Turkish growth rate
Today's Zaman - 4/17/2015 3:20:12 PM
The World Bank anticipates that ... Turkish gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed to 2.9 percent in 2014 from 4.2 percent the preceding year, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) showed last month. The figures signal a major headache ...
IMF nations point to exchange rate, geopolitical risks
Reuters - 4/19/2015 2:53:22 AM
While economies in developed countries have strengthened ... rotated around how to increase growth ... and not only discussing risks - I think that was a very good sign." The spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, which conclude on Sunday, have ...
World Bank Cuts Turkey’s Growth Outlook
Wall Street Journal - 4/17/2015 9:22:18 AM
Turkey’s economy grew 2.9% last year, missing the government’s 3.3% target and slowing from a 4.2% growth rate in 2013. The World Bank said the fall in energy prices and weak domestic demand were helping the country to bring its current-account deficit ...
Islam's Growth Rate Outpacing Christianity's, Pew Study Indicates
Aleteia - 4/6/2015 11:18:32 PM
Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion – though increasing in countries such as the United States and France – will make up a declining share of the world’s total population. In Europe, Muslims will make up 10% of ...
Mobile Internet: Big boon for global economic growth
businessinsider.in - 4/17/2015 8:03:33 AM
Mobile Internet commerce spans the whole world and keeping in pace with global economic growth ... of 13 countries (that represent 70% of the global GDP). Why is mobile Internet of such importance? Indications are that with the world population reaching ...
What will be India's growth this fiscal?
Rediff India Abroad - 4/17/2015 7:42:05 AM
The finance minister said this on April 16 while asserting that high growth was essential to meet the challenges posed by the country's burgeoning young population ... rate would further accelerate to 7.5 per cent in the next fiscal, 2015-16. The World ...
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.
Japanese population falls to 15-year low
Times of India - 4/18/2015 11:11:28 PM
This means there were more than a million fewer Japanese residents in 2014 than there were at the country's population peak in 2008, according to statistics from the internal ... 10th most populated country in the world, but Mexico is growing fast and ...
Newcomers drive Asheville population growth
Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media - 4/18/2015 1:24:29 PM
The Asheville metro area is the only one among 15 in North Carolina with a population growing ... say Asheville's growth is the envy of communities that are shedding residents. "Having that in-migration balance out the death rate and push up the growth ...
IMF: Strong US Dollar Has World Economies At Risk
Live Trading News - 4/19/2015 1:41:48 AM
member nations Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of “moderate” global growth and “uneven prospects.” While economies in developed countries have strengthened ...
Knowledge, skill imperative for economic growth: Hamid Ansari
Net India 123 - 4/17/2015 8:56:39 PM
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Friday said that knowledge and skill are imperative for economic growth and development ... will not only be the world's most populous country but it will also have the largest working-age population in the world ...