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
3 African Countries Among World’s Most Powerful Economies By 2050, Says PwC
AFKinside - 2/19/2017 12:56:27 AM
The world economy could more than double in size by 2050, far outstripping population ... ranked 32 countries by their projected global GDP by purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parity is the notion that, in the long run, exchange rates should ...
Population Growth By Country
worldatlas.com - 2/8/2017 11:56:44 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 ...
Population to reach 1.42 billion by 2020
english.sina.com - 2/8/2017 12:19:23 AM
According to the plan released on the website of the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Monday, the annual natural population growth rate will be around ... China remains the most populous country in the world," said Song Jian, a professor ...
China's population to touch 1.42 billion by 2020
The Tribune India - 2/6/2017 7:59:53 AM
one of the highest in the world, is forecast to drop below 112 by 2020 and 107 by 2030. China last year scrapped the decades-old 'one-child policy' as the country is saddled with more old age people. The natural population growth rate stayed at five per ...
Editorial: Growth rate prompts questions about future
Free Lance-Star - 2/19/2017 5:06:59 AM
The United States’ population grew only 0.76 percent in ... It should be noted that “those people” in other, less-affluent countries aren’t exactly overrunning the world, either. The growth rate for the planet as a whole is slowing, with the ...
Laundry Detergents Materials Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast Analysis Till 2016 - 2024
openpr.com - 2/20/2017 12:58:15 PM
Huge population and changing consumer preferences in the developing countries are the major factors ... The region is expected to exhibit highest growth rate for the foreseeable future. Rest of the World is anticipated to contribute significantly to ...
Talking Point: Now is the time to reduce immigration
The Mercury - 2/20/2017 11:53:49 AM
Many of our society’s problems could be solved by reducing population growth ... low emission countries, they soon learn to adopt the Australian way of life. As a result, a bigger Australia means a more contaminated world. Lower immigration should ...
Africa’s demographic dividend
Forex Street - 2/20/2017 12:15:18 PM
The post war baby boom helped drive growth in Europe and North America through ... Africa already has the youngest population in the world. Falling mortality rates, high fertility and growing number of women of reproductive age are set to quadruple Africa ...
Population size and growth in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
Exchange Magazine - 2/9/2017 1:04:08 PM
However, the country's population growth has not been constant over those ... After the Second World War, however, immigration levels rose again, and fertility rates increased considerably, leading to the baby boom. As a result, Canada's population growth ...
Three African countries listed among world’s most powerful economies by 2050
Medafrica Times - 2/18/2017 9:04:24 AM
It determines the economic productivity and standards of living among countries across a certain period. According to the report, the world economy could more than double in size by 2050, far outstripping population growth, due to continued technology ...
These 30 economies will be the most powerful in the world by 2030 – including South Africa
businesstech.co.za - 2/11/2017 11:43:01 AM
Professional services firm PwC has released a report detailing its predictions of the most powerful economies in the world by 2030 and 2050. PPP is the notion that, in the long run, exchange rates should ... outstripping population growth, due to ...
Q&A: The World Bank's Makhtar Diop on how to accelerate economic growth in Africa
Devex - 2/15/2017 2:08:36 PM
Makhtar Diop, World Bank's ... to work with African countries to make energy more available and affordable, as a way of addressing the shortage of power supply on the continent. An improved power supply can help rebound growth rates, as more countries ...
Below replacement birth rates in China and Japan colour their future population grey
dailycommercialnews.com - 2/10/2017 5:53:27 AM
Turning first to Japan, according to its just released census, the population of the world ... the birth rate in Japan (currently 1.4) has consistently remained below the 2.1 level which is necessary for sustained population growth.
Uganda Economic Update: Step by Step – Let’s Solve the Finance Puzzle to Accelerate Growth and Shared Prosperity
satprnews.com - 2/9/2017 1:36:56 AM
KAMPALA, February 7, 2017 – Today, the World Bank launched its new Economic Update ... this rate of growth is far below the over 10 percent required for the country to outpace the population growth rate and realise its development aspirations to achieve ...
Agricultural development and economic growth essential for food security
Sri Lanka Time Online - 2/19/2017 3:19:37 AM
The development of agriculture and economic growth are imperatives for food security. Increased agricultural production would contribute towards increasing food supplies to feed the increasing population ... Many countries in the world that are food ...