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, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
Nepal’s population to rise to 36 million by 2050
Himalayan Times - 9/3/2015 2:19:45 AM
The 2011 national census put the country’s population count at 26.5 million with the annual growth rate of 1.35 per cent. Nepal has is ranked 19th and 56th in Asia and the world, respectively, as far as population is concerned, while it would be 20th in ...
These maps of the world's economies will make you forget about China
The Business Insider - 9/2/2015 6:10:00 AM
The two countries have also been the hardest hit by inflation out of the big global economies. Russia's inflation rate is up ... Russia's working-age population growth is expected to stay stagnant while accelerating in the rest of the world.
Global Dry Construction Market Growth of 5.3% CAGR to 2020 Driven by Developing Countries Like India and China
Market Watch - 9/3/2015 1:58:16 AM
The worldwide dry construction market growth for next 5 years will be driven by increasing disposable incomes in developing countries, increasing industrialization ... a strong distribution network across the world and the financial strength to sustain ...
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
Global reports downgrade Nigeria’s 2015 economy growth rate
Vanguard - 9/1/2015 11:36:18 PM
The NBS report indicated that the real growth rate of the monetary value of all goods and services produced in the country during the period slowed ... It added “as population growth is increasing at 3.0 per cent per annum, this implies negative per ...
Scientists discover that the world contains dramatically more trees than previously thought
Washington Post - 9/2/2015 12:58:01 PM
Even though the study has dramatically increased our estimate of how many trees there are on the planet, it does not in any way change our understanding of the current rates of ... list of the countries of the world, their population sizes, and their ...
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.
These 10 Countries Will Have the World's Biggest Populations By 2050
Bloomberg - 8/17/2015 11:54:05 PM
The continent will claim three of the world's 10 ... Europe with no country on the top 10 list. Key to the countries' growth? Babies. While the U.S. and other developed countries struggle to adapt their labor forces to an aging population, African ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The population growth rate in the region's six states has been among the highest in the world during the last few decades ... the total fertility rate is estimated to have declined in the Gulf countries during a period of slightly more than one decade ...
India’s Hindu population drops below 80 pct as Muslim ratio rises
Reuters - 9/2/2015 2:38:14 PM
Although population growth is slowing in all religious groups, India is still set to overtake China to become the world’s most populous country by 2022, according to a United Nations forecast. India’s population grew by almost a fifth during the period ...
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects
Mashable - 7/29/2015 9:53:27 PM
By about 2050, Nigeria, which is currently the most populous country in Africa, will pass the U.S. to have the world's third-largest population, behind India and China. Africa has the world's highest rate of population growth. By contrast, almost 50 ...
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 ...
Canada Illustrates Plight of Rich but Resource-Dependent Countries
Wall Street Journal - 9/1/2015 9:41:46 PM
For a small group of the world ... statistics to improve during the second half of 2015. But it has already lowered its growth forecast for the year to 1.1%, down from a previous forecast of 1.9%. As the economies of the U.S. and many other wealthy ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or below ...