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
USA Today - 4/17/2015 12:57:03 PM
The authorities in Sierra Leone started enforcing on March 27 a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ... growth rate of 3% in 2015. Before the epidemic, Liberia's economy was predicted to grow nearly 7%, the World ...
World Bank plan aims at ending poverty, hunger by 2030
Dawn - 4/18/2015 1:57:18 AM
About 200m rural poor could migrate to urban areas by 2030, based on urbanisation projections and assuming migration of a proportional share of the rural population ... in 34 countries having 90pc of the world’s children with stunted-growth could help ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
5 reasons why global institutions expect India to clock 7% plus growth rate
Economic Times - 4/18/2015 11:37:07 AM
India's economy is widely expected to clock above 7% growth rate, with both IMF and World Bank stressing that the country will surpass China's GDP rate very soon. "India's economic growth clip this year and next will be better than previously assumed ...
India’s tiger population may not have increased despite government claims, scientists say
New York Daily News - 4/17/2015 8:17:52 AM
Globally, experts believe the best that can be hoped for is a 50 percent increase in the world population over 10 years — a much more modest rate of growth. Such incongruities ... resources and money than any other country. For decades it has faced ...
Mobile Internet: Big boon for global economic growth
businessinsider.in - 4/17/2015 8:03:33 AM
Mobile Internet commerce spans the whole world and keeping in pace with global economic growth ... of 13 countries (that represent 70% of the global GDP). Why is mobile Internet of such importance? Indications are that with the world population reaching ...
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 ...
Knowledge, skill imperative for economic growth: Hamid Ansari
Net India 123 - 4/17/2015 8:56:39 PM
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Friday said that knowledge and skill are imperative for economic growth and development ... will not only be the world's most populous country but it will also have the largest working-age population in the world ...
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 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.
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 ...