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
Stunting Consumption Growth Through Population Control
Mother Earth News - 3/12/2014 3:06:02 AM
The chance of an epidemic like Ebola wiping us out is far less likely than pathogens blown around the world collapsing our food supply ... no doubt that the most overpopulated country on Earth is his own. “There is no condom for consumption growth ...
With low population growth, the fat cats flourish
MercatorNet - 3/11/2014 1:12:41 AM
According to Piketty, the world’s economic growth since the birth of Christ has been roughly equally due to an increasing population and increasing productivity. Thus, in the century ending in the year 2012, the world economy grew at roughly 3% a year.
New Population Data Reveals Source of Growth in Consumer Economy in 2014 and Forward
TMCnet.com - 3/12/2014 12:31:32 PM
Geoscape, organizer of the 10 th Annual New Mainstream Business Summit, released its 2014 American Marketscape Datastream report, examining population growth, buying power and targeted industry best practices for Hispanic, African American and ...
The World Pharmaceutical Markets Fact Book 2013
TheSacramento Bee - 3/11/2014 3:31:40 PM
Which other business reference ... drug Patented drug Generic drug OTC drug Trade in pharmaceutical markets Economic data and health expenditure Demographics Healthcare data Hospital and beds Admissions and surgical procedures Physicians, nurses ...
In Africa, hopes that surging population will drive growth are overblown
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/11/2014 12:08:15 AM
demographers Jean-Pierre Guengant and John May say the north and south of the continent are exceptions. Most of Africa is catching up too little, too late. The result is that the continent’s overall population will rise sharply, its big cities ...
RBA Lowe: Labor Participation Rise Imp To Boost Future Growth
ForexTV - 3/12/2014 6:26:28 AM
-Says Cause For Optimism From Rising Population Growth SYDNEY (MNI) - The Australian labor participation rate, which has been in decline since late 2010, needs to trend higher to boost future growth rates in the economy, Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy ...
Africa could account for half of the world's particle pollution by 2030
The Verge - 3/12/2014 9:11:06 AM
The study's authors found that in 2005, Africa accounted for just five percent of the world's nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions, and up to 20 percent of organic carbon. Over the coming years, however, the continent's population is ...
Population Growth Forecast From the U.N. May Be Too High
New York Times - 9/20/2013 4:18:11 PM
DEMOGRAPHY may, as they say, be destiny. But demography is anything but a sure thing. The United Nations population division said this summer that fertility rates in many developing countries had not slowed as the U.N. had expected. As a result ...
Fertility rates fall, but global population explosion goes on
Los Angeles Times - 7/22/2012 8:07:12 AM
Fertility has been declining slowly, but women in the state still have 3.5 children each on average. At this pace, Uttar Pradesh's population will double by midcentury. Reducing ... planning, they are the last frontier. A muddy road in Kibera ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC Online - 2/2/2011 11:57:51 PM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... potentially could double to 14 billion by 2100 if action is not taken. Even countries with intermediate fertility need to reduce it to replacement level or ...
India world’s second fastest population growth country: UN
TruthDive - 6/14/2013 5:35:37 AM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): India is world’s second fastest population growing country, according to the United Nations ... where the U.N. had expected birth rates to decline more quickly than they have. By far the population to increase the largest ...
India world's second fastest population growth country: UN
Yahoo! India News - 6/14/2013 5:42:47 AM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): India is world's second fastest population growing country, according to the United Nations. The world population could reach nearly 11 billion by the end of the century, the United Nations report issued on June 13 said.
Australia’s population growth rate slows but still high by world standards
Crikey - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Australia’s population growth rate in the year to 30 June of 1.7% might have been the country’s lowest since the year ended 30 June 2006 but it is substantially higher than the 1.1% growth in the world’s total population. The Australian Bureau of ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
News.Mongabay - 5/1/2005 11:53:40 PM
In contrast, the United States -- which has the highest fertility rate of rich countries -- is projected to be the seventh largest contributor to world population growth over the next five decades. Because of its low and declining rate of population growth ...