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
KHOU - 4/17/2015 12:21:15 PM
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 ...
China's Economic Growth vs. the U.S.
Guru Focus - 4/17/2015 7:06:17 AM
China’s growth rate has an average of 10% in the past ... which fulfils more than 65% of the energy needs of the country. China has a population of more than 1.3 billion, the largest in the world. The country is self-sufficient in food and feeds almost ...
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 ...
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 ...
Vatican envoy regrets UN emphasis on abortion, efforts to curb population growth
Catholic Culture - 4/16/2015 10:16:34 PM
On April 16, in an address to a meeting on population, Archbishop Auza criticized the focus on population growth as an obstacle ... of the declining fertility rate combined with the declining mortality rate in developed countries. The increasing burden ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lagarde predicts EU, U.S. growth as China slows
USA Today - 4/16/2015 6:41:50 PM
She dismissed the notion that a move by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, as the Fed has signaled it is considering, would upset world ... push growth and aid the financial well-being of its members, Lagarde said. More than 50 countries have ...
World Bank: Chinese rural villagers opening bank accounts in record numbers
United Press International - 4/17/2015 4:31:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) --Rural banking is rising in less developed areas of China, indicating Beijing is ramping up rural development through the establishment of state-owned banks in the rest of the country ... the World Bank noted China's growth ...
In 2050, India’s Muslim population will be largest globally
The Hindu - 4/3/2015 9:17:25 AM
The world population of Hindus will grow rapidly between now and 2050, based on a relatively high expansion rate ... growth projections report says that India would retain a Hindu majority but would also have the largest Muslim population of any country ...
Population on the rise
salem.wickedlocal.com - 4/17/2015 11:31:09 AM
Essex County saw its population increase by an estimated 0.7 percent in fiscal 2014, with birth rates, death rates and migration all playing a role. Statewide, international immigration to Massachusetts is a major factor in overall population growth ...
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.
UAE has 4% of world's oil and 3.5% of gas reserves: Energy minister
Emirates247 - 4/17/2015 5:26:04 AM
The UAE has four per cent of the ... economic and population growth. He added that the UAE leadership attaches great importance to the energy sector through diversifying its resources, adding that "The UAE government's goal is to make the country one ...
Citigroup Sees Window for African Borrowers Before Fed Rate Rise
Bloomberg - 4/17/2015 10:05:15 AM
A window has opened for African countries from Senegal to South Africa to ... Investors have also been attracted by Africa’s high growth rates, fueled by a young population and investment in infrastructure, according to White & Case LLP, a law firm ...
World's resources being consumed at alarming rate
Construction Week Online - 4/16/2015 9:02:00 AM
RELATED ARTICLES: Sustainability tops DEWA's WETEX 2015 agenda | Green compliance our responsibility and obligation | Groundwater depletion risks land subsidence in UAE The world’s population was ... “In the UAE economic growth is being managed in ...