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
Human footprint surprisingly outpaced by population and economic growth
Phys - 8/23/2016 3:57:07 PM
The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population ... these countries have managed in some small measure to decouple economic growth ...
The effect of population growth on efficiency in food production
Food Magazine - 8/24/2016 1:29:47 AM
The global population has ... per cent in the developing world – which will mean increased supply of several products to help cope with the demand. Earnings in developing countries are expected to rise along with the growth and exceed so-called ...
Moderately good news: our ecological footprint doesn’t grow as fast as our population
zmescience.com - 8/23/2016 9:55:02 PM
despite a 23% growth in human population size over the same time period. Although it was extremely rare for the footprint to decrease, some encouraging trends were reported. Particularly, the rate of increase was smaller for wealthier countries.
35% Of The World Is Growing And So Is Commodity Demand
Seeking Alpha - 8/22/2016 11:33:27 AM
India was the world's seventh-largest economy in 2015, just behind France and ahead of Italy. The size of India's population and its growth rate put it ahead of other nations; India had the highest rate of economic growth for a country, at over 31 times ...
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 ...
Niger is world's youngest country and has highest fertility rate
africanews.com - 8/17/2016 8:14:46 PM
Niger has been ranked the world ... country with half of its population under the age of 15.3, the 2016 International Data Base of the U.S. Census Bureau says. The country with a population of a little over 18 million, also has the highest fertility rate ...
Research and Markets - Global Seed Treatment Market CAGR Growth of 9.94% by 2020 - Trends, Technologies …
Yahoo Finance - 8/19/2016 1:10:04 PM
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: Advancement in the global seeds market will be a key trend for market growth ... population in India, China, and other Southeast Asian countries is most likely to grow at a higher rate ...
Is China’s growth now increasing rather than reducing global inequality?
andrewbatson.com - 8/16/2016 8:41:36 AM
The world will very soon be in the position where China’s high growth rate begins to add to global inequality ... the world are ranked by the mean incomes of their countries, 77 percent of the world population is left behind China.
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 ...
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 8/18/2016 11:55:30 PM
Uganda’s current growth rate is 3.1 percent, while the world average is 1.2 percent. The Ugandan government’s lack of commitment to family planning is the main reason for the country’s extraordinary population growth, says Haub. The PRB study ...
Global Analysis Says Human Impact on Environment has Slowed
Press Release Point - 8/23/2016 6:41:45 PM
NEW YORK (August 23, 2016) – The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth ... to see that countries with booming economies ...
The 20 Countries With The Highest Population Growth
worldatlas.com - 6/13/2016 11:55:01 PM
The population of the world has now surpassed 7 billion people, and it continues to increase at an alarming rate. Growth rates tend to vary from considerably from country to country, and, ironically, developing countries tend to experience higher rates of ...
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.
Orthopedic Power Tools Market to Increase at Steady Growth Rate
sbwire.com - 8/17/2016 3:35:36 PM
The demographics of world population are set to change, with more elderly living in developing countries, and it has been estimated ... tools global market is expected to have a healthy growth rate in the forecast period (2012-2025). Orthopedic Power ...
UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries
UN News Centre - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
And with the highest rate of population growth, Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years. During this period, the report said, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more ...