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
Immigrants To Be Largest Driver Of U.S. Population Growth
NPR News - 5/15/2013 8:15:53 PM
"Other countries have already reached this state, where immigration is the prime source of population growth." A relatively high fertility rate, he adds, has made the U.S. unique among developed countries. But that rate has been slowly declining ...
Asia's fast economic growth may not last
The Vancouver Sun - 5/14/2013 9:04:11 AM
Developing Asia's young and dynamic population has spurred the region's world-leading economic growth for the past ... in most Asian countries, low immigration levels. In prospering East Asia, the fertility rate has plummeted from the very high rate ...
Don Cayo: Changing demographics mean Asia’s fast growth can’t last
The Vancouver Sun - 5/14/2013 12:00:09 AM
Developing Asia’s young and dynamic population has spurred the region’s world-leading economic growth for the past ... in most Asian countries, low immigration levels. In prospering East Asia, the fertility rate has plummeted from the very high rate ...
Immigration to outpace U.S. population growth from births soon: Census
Yahoo! News - 5/15/2013 6:42:49 PM
Thomas Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau's senior adviser, said the country has seen immigration surges before, "particularly during the great waves of the late 19th and early 20th centuries," but it has not outpaced births since at least 1850. Exactly when ...
Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report
The World Bank Group - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
saving will continue to be dominated by Asia and the Middle East. In the gradual convergence scenario, in 2030, China will save far more than any other developing country -- $9 trillion in 2010 dollars -- with India a distant second with $1.7 ...
Commodities Boom to be Driven by the Urbanisation of 1 Billion More People
The Market Oracle - 5/18/2013 5:42:00 PM
Cairo, Los Angeles, Beijing, Paris, Moscow, Mumbai, Tokyo, Washington, Sao Paulo: Each major city has its own story of electricity, transportation, or water systems in crisis. Although the circumstances vary from one urban area to the next, they all have ...
Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report
The World Bank Group - 5/16/2013 10:30:42 PM
“We know from the experience of countries as diverse as South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa the pivotal role investment plays in driving long-term growth. In less than a generation, global investment will be dominated by the ...
Int'l migration to lead U.S. population growth in decades: census
Xinhua News Agency - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- International migration is projected to surpass natural increase as the principal driver of U. S. population growth by the middle of this century, the first time in two centuries, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates ...
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030
balkans.com - 5/17/2013 4:14:18 AM
with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they ...
All my children: How soap operas helped end high fertility rates
Houston Chronicle - 5/15/2013 1:56:29 PM
About 50 years ago India had a fertility rate of nearly six — the number of births per woman. Today that rate is 2.5, which is barely above the estimated U.S. rate of 2.1 in 2011, and essentially the level needed to keep a constant population of about 1 ...
As Japan Courts Growth, Europe Keeps Up Its Love Affair With Austerity
New York Times - 5/18/2013 12:24:03 AM
BERLIN — For years, Japan and Europe have been the sick men of the world economy. This week, their paths diverged. Even as Europe fell deeper into what just became its longest recession since World War II, Japan posted an unexpectedly robust ...
International migration to lead US population growth
New York Daily News - 5/16/2013 10:27:43 AM
This would mark the first time that natural increase was not the leading cause of population increase since at least 1850, when the census began collecting information about residents' country of birth. "Our nation has had higher immigration rates in the ...
Immigration to outpace US population growth from births soon
Buenos Aires Herald - 5/15/2013 10:39:03 PM
A wave of immigrants is set to become the principal driver of US population growth within 30 years, surpassing growth from births for the first time since the mid-1800's, federal government estimates show. The swing toward growth from residents from abroad ...
World stocks mixed after German 1Q growth released
Yahoo! News - 5/15/2013 9:10:09 AM
BANGKOK (AP) — Enthusiasm on Wall Street sparked by another positive report on the U.S. economy helped push most Asian stock markets higher Wednesday. But lower-than-expected German economic growth disappointed ... keeps interest rates low throughout ...
INTERVIEW-Ryanair sees passenger growth rate doubling by 2018
Reuters - 5/15/2013 6:54:09 AM
Three decades after it launched the industry's cheap flights revolution, the Irish airline hopes to raise passenger numbers by more than 8 percent annually in 2015-18, double last year's growth and up from a forecast of 5 percent it gave in March.