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
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:00:54 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...
World Bank projects 7pc growth rate
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 3/5/2015 11:46:21 AM
The World Bank projects that Kenya is set to become one of the fastest-growing economies in East Africa, with a growth rate of 6 percent this year and ... economies in Sub Saharan Africa. World Bank Country Director for Kenya Diarietou Gaye says “Kenya ...
World's oldest person has lots of company in Japan
USA Today - 3/5/2015 10:49:05 AM
That's more than any other country. But age is no joking matter here. Increasing life expectancy and a plummeting birth rate mean that Japan's population is getting older fast, with potentially severe social and economic consequences. USA TODAY World's ...
World Bank approves Sh525bn for Dar
The Citizen - 3/5/2015 10:52:04 PM
The city, with a population growth rate of 5.6 per cent between 2002 and 2012 ... population of over 10 million residents,” said Mr Philippe Dongier, the World Bank Tanzania country director. He said with more than 800,000 new job-seekers entering ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
So which countries are projected to have the largest population growth? The top countries in order ... Population projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010. GDP per capita estimates were from ...
ThyssenKrupp helps to move Inner Mongolia’s growth; will provide mobility solutions for Hohhot’s 500,000 sq. m. Jinyu New World Complex
Press Release Point - 3/5/2015 11:53:30 AM
Hohhot has followed China’s national trend of rural to urban settlement shifts, witnessing a massive population growth to its present ... 2013/2014 and customers in 150 countries, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the world’s leading elevator companies.
World Bank raises Kenya's 2015 growth forecast
cnbcafrica.com - 3/5/2015 3:21:06 PM
World Bank lead author of the report noted. Nevertheless, the bank still notes that security plays a major determinant as to whether the country will achieve higher economic growth rates.
China sets lowest growth target in two decades after reality check
Times of India - 3/5/2015 4:04:03 PM
The country has entered an era of low growth rates, which is the "new normal" he told the 3000-strong session of deputies at the National People's Congress, the parliament. The low target in the world's second biggest economy is bound to cause ...
China’s lower growth target is missed opportunity
Reuters - 3/5/2015 3:42:34 PM
China’s new target for GDP growth is a missed ... an added incentive to fudge GDP statistics, which many already regard as dubious. Scrapping the target would be a sign of economic maturity. After all, no other large country claims to have the same ...
Immigration behind record population growth
The Local - 2/19/2015 4:56:26 PM
Sweden is growing faster than ever. Record high immigration has sent population figures soaring, according to Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån), with the country soon expected to have more men than women for the first time in history.
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.
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage drops to 3.75 percent; 15-year rate down to 3.03 percent
FOX News - 3/5/2015 3:42:34 PM
Economic weakness around the world has ... short-term rates. The Fed is worried about weak wage growth and inflation well below its 2 percent target. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning ...
European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecast
The Miami Herald - 3/5/2015 9:01:42 AM
The head of the monetary authority for the 19-country ... growth forecast for this year to 1.5 percent from 1.0 percent. “Looking ahead, we expect the economic recovery broaden and strengthen,” he told reporters after the bank kept its key interest ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The population growth rate in the region's six states has been among the highest in the world during the last few decades ... the total fertility rate is estimated to have declined in the Gulf countries during a period of slightly more than one decade ...
Malaysia Announces GOASEAN World's First ASEAN-focused Travel Channel
Tulsa's Channel 8 - 3/5/2015 1:40:53 PM
Currently, 60% of the growing population ... a tremendous growth from 65 million in 2009 to 98 million in 2013. The tangible benefits accruing from a mutually prosperous region and connected people are significant and game-changing. "The countries of ...