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
Urbanization is Expected to Drive Rapid Growth in the Global Building Stock Over the Next 9 Years, According to Navigant Research
Yahoo Finance - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
A recent report from Navigant Research provides data on the size and projected growth of the global building stock from 2013 to 2023, including forecasts for commercial and residential buildings, by country ... have urban population rates of more than ...
Datawatch: the growth of city living
Financial Times - 10/22/2014 7:22:56 AM
This year it is estimated that 54 per cent of the world’s population live in cities and ... The UN makes no effort to standardise individual countries definitions of urban: population numbers, density and the proportion not working in agriculture and ...
Economic Growth In US And Sub-Saharan Africa Allay 2015 Recession Fears
International Business Times - 10/23/2014 2:09:46 PM
The economic outlook for 2014 and 2015 by IMF sees a "robust regional expansion" with particular emphasis on the growth story of Nigeria. The IMF projects a GDP growth rate to ... was because the world GDP growth is uneven, with some countries having ...
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
washington.edu - 9/19/2014 10:18:04 AM
18 in the journal Science includes the most up-to-date numbers for future world ... population report to use modern statistics, known as Bayesian statistics, that combines all available information to generate better predictions. Most of the anticipated ...
Saudi's Dar Al Arkan Real Estate aims for 10 percent growth next year
Reuters - 10/22/2014 6:32:49 AM
supply of housing in the country lags strong demand, the result of rapid population growth and slow progress in government building programs designed to ease the shortage. While government data shows the home ownership rate among roughly 20 million Saudis ...
Singapore to further cut vehicle population growth rate
Xinhua News Agency - 10/16/2014 12:30:41 PM
SINGAPORE, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Singapore will cut the annual growth rate of its vehicle population to 0.25 percent between February 2015 and January 2018, from the current 0.5 percent, the Land Transport Authority said on Thursday. The authority said that ...
It's not a small world after all: world population will soar
Philadelphia Daily News - 9/19/2014 9:49:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will ... the researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new statistical models.
Bank of England keeps interest rates steady amid pessimism about global economy
FOX News - 10/22/2014 9:10:18 AM
The decision comes days after the bank's chief economist signaled he's gloomy about the economy despite a growth rate that is the envy of many G-7 countries. Andrew Haldane says global uncertainty and stagnant wage growth made him believe interest rates ...
Spain’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 23.7%
Wall Street Journal - 10/23/2014 7:36:03 AM
as a solid summer tourist season drove a clear decrease in the country’s unemployment rate. The rate, which remains among the highest in the developed world, fell to 23.7% from 24.5% in the second quarter and from 25.7% a year ago, the national ...
Latin America Packaging Automation Market - By Solutions, Products, End Users, Countries And Vendors - Forecasts, Trends And Shares (2014- 2019)
The Street - 10/21/2014 11:16:10 PM
The steady growth in this region for some years and economic policies has improved the lives of millions. The poverty rate has also declined from 42 ... of the global flows.This increase in middle class population and the growth in the economy mean higher ...
Kuwait experiencing a period of renewed growth: Expert - Cityscape Kuwait will support real estate fundamentals: Marwaha [Kuwait Times]
TMCnet - 10/22/2014 7:08:37 AM
KUWAIT: Buoyed by surging oil revenues, strong public finances and a growing young population, Kuwait is now experiencing a period of renewed growth ... of the countries in this region represent some of the most dynamic economies in the world, and the ...
The World's Population Is Unlikely To Stabilize This Century
Io9 - 9/18/2014 5:07:17 PM
Contrary to previous projections, it now appears that the ... growth will be in Africa, where population is expected to quadruple from around 1 billion today to 4 billion by the end of the century. The primary reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan ...
Do poor countries really get richer?
The Economist online - 9/19/2014 7:14:57 PM
But, says a new paper by two World Bank economists ... the bottom 20% of countries in 1960, over the subsequent fifty years, saw an average annual growth rate in real per-capita GDP of 2.2%. (The richest 20% only mustered 2.1%.) In fact, over the last ...
Asia needs policy coordination amid slower growth
Newsday - 10/22/2014 7:44:24 AM
Countries ... growth was of higher quality, using less energy and producing less pollution. The meeting's closing statement emphasized the importance to the global recovery of the APEC economies, which account for about 40 percent of the world's population ...
World Should Prepare for 11 Billion or More People
Scientific American - 9/18/2014 11:55:18 PM
In the 1970s, the world reached peak child—the highest rate of human population growth. Since then, countries in Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe have all seen birth rates decline dramatically and in Africa, the number of children in families has ...