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
Kerala to become 'zero population growth' state
Times of India - 3/28/2015 1:27:55 PM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With Kerala registering the lowest growth rate of population in the last one ... However, the state's density of population is much higher than that of the country. As per the figures of 2011 Census, the density of population in the ...
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 ...
To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis
Gizmodo - 3/28/2015 9:53:10 AM
The technological developments of the mid-20th century saw rapid increases in agricultural productivity, which kicked off an era of exponential population growth. But in the past ... into sugar—is ultimately the rate-limiting step. According to a report ...
After decades of growth, population falls in Monroe, Pike
Pocono Record - 3/28/2015 6:14:15 PM
But rapid population growth fed by new residents from nearby metropolitan centers —many of them making the most extreme job commutes in the country — is over ... the highest percentage growth rates, at more than 3 percent.
IMF: China One of the World’s Most Unequal Countries
China Digital Times - 3/28/2015 1:39:15 AM
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper on fiscal policy and income inequality in China and other developing countries shows that China is “one of the most unequal countries in the world ... aimed at higher growth rates.
What’s Supporting Continued Growth in the Generics Market?
Yahoo Finance - 3/28/2015 6:04:06 AM
From 2013 to 2018, it’s expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate ... Developed countries’ governments are trying to reduce their healthcare cost. The cost is increasing sharply due to an aging population and rising incidences of ...
US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable
The Herald Bulletin - 3/28/2015 5:56:57 AM
Yet the generally sluggish pace of the U.S. recovery masks a sign of strength: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II ... shrank at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the first quarter as the country was hit by a ...
President Xi Jinping says China should not focus on growth rate only
Daily News and Analysis - 3/28/2015 10:07:29 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country's interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Chinese President Xi ...
President Xi says China should not focus on growth rate only
Business Recorder - 3/28/2015 11:40:33 AM
BOAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the country should not focus on its economic growth rate only, reiterating China's push for a more sustainable, higher-quality expansion. Chinese leaders have announced an economic growth target of ...
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.
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 growth ...
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 ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.