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
Staying on the Growth Path through Savings Key for Poland’s Future, says the World Bank
The World Bank - 10/21/2014 11:34:39 AM
The report says that in order for Poland to sustain its per-capita economic growth at 3.5 percent annually, the national saving rate ... Wes, World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries. The rapid aging of the Polish population not ...
Asia-Pacific Leads World in Wealth Growth
Yahoo Finance - 10/21/2014 9:54:26 AM
The region's population of HNWIs grew 17 percent to 4.3 million, while their wealth grew 18 percent to reach US$14.2 trillion , compared to growth rates of 13 percent ... 2 Rest of the World refers to all countries covered in the Global HNW Insights ...
China's GDP growth slowest in five years
United Press International - 10/21/2014 12:24:46 PM
The growth ... country's bureau of National statistics reported. The lack of inflation is indicative of an economy growing more slowly than its potential, with too much capacity and too little demand. The lower-than-expected metrics regarding China, the ...
China's growth rate now slowest in five years
Market Watch - 10/20/2014 10:48:43 PM
the statistics agency said. While 7% plus growth would be the envy of most countries, China has said it needs at least 7.2% growth to create some 10 million jobs annually for its huge population. As growth has slowed this year, China has rolled out a ...
China’s growth rate is expected to slow sharply by the end of the decade
FORTUNE - 10/20/2014 10:05:46 PM
That growth rate was unmatched by any nation in the post-World War II era and helped transform the country into a major world player. China’s annual growth has recently slowed and the country is aiming for a 7.5% growth target this year. Other economic ...
World Bank President on Reducing Inequality
NDTV - 10/21/2014 11:20:20 AM
(Jim Yong Kim is President of the World Bank Group ... During the 2000s, these earners enjoyed more rapid income growth rates than the general population in 52 out of 78 low-income countries. But the mixed progress in achieving the United Nations ...
Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study
one.trust.org - 10/20/2014 1:44:41 PM
ROME, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study. Among the 22 countries making up the ...
The world’s population: How many are too many?
The Tampa Tribune - 10/21/2014 5:00:57 AM
The news wasn’t good: Updated estimates using new statistical analyses suggest the world’s population will hit nearly 11 billion by 2100. There’s some uncertainty in this measure because birth and death rates may be changed by political and social ...
Does Urbanization Always Drive Economic Growth? Not Exactly…
PLOS BLOGS - 10/20/2014 10:41:34 PM
Cities create large markets for business, and can attract international investment and tourism from around the world ... economic growth (top graph in green below). Conversely, many countries, such as Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan, saw negative rates of ...
China Exclusive: Firm policy action can beat growth pessimism: World Bank
Xinhua News Agency - 10/21/2014 1:57:49 PM
"Many emerging economies as well as advanced countries ... growth confidence, she added. The 21 APEC members, including the United States, China, Japan and Russia, account for over half of the world's economic output, 40 percent of the world's population ...
Let’s work to end world hunger
thegazette.com - 10/21/2014 11:34:39 AM
Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, recently spoke about the award ceremony held Oct. 16 in Des Moines. He spoke also of his attending an event in the country of ... in the face of population growth.
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
TruthDive - 6/14/2013 5:35:37 AM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): India is world’s second fastest population growing country, according to the United Nations ... where the U.N. had expected birth rates to decline more quickly than they have. By far the population to increase the largest ...
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 ...
Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s
New York Times - 12/20/2011 11:56:32 PM
The first measure of the American population in the new decade offered fresh evidence that the economic trouble that has plagued the country for the past several ... Economy Contributes to Slowest Population Growth Rate Since ’40s.
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
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 ...