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
Cleaveland: Finding a worldwide solution to population
Times Free Press - 10/30/2014 2:05:38 AM
Our ideas of progress are built on growth. We link prosperity with increases in jobs, income, housing and investment. But population growth poses a series of questions that are too easily deferred while we attend to the demands of the moment. World ...
India’s passenger vehicle and two-wheeler market steer towards a double digit growth: Report
Economic Times - 10/31/2014 5:03:24 AM
According to the report, the Indian passenger vehicle market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR ... growing disposable income and HNI population. "We have done studies across 140 countries and we have found a very strong co-relation ...
The Energy Collective - 10/29/2014 12:43:54 PM
Gary Hunt Gary is an Executive-in-Residence at Deloitte Investments with extensive experience in the energy & utility industries. More » Jesse Jenkins is a graduate student and researcher at MIT with expertise in energy technology, policy, and innovation ...
Environmentalists: The World Could Use A Good Pandemic Or War
Townhall.com - 10/30/2014 3:53:00 AM
The first paragraph reads: Environmental scientists generally agree that the growth rate of the world’s human population and ... and birth control to slow growth in various countries. The cure? Population control, naturally. Their example?
World Bank urges China to cut economic growth target to 7 percent in 2015
Reuters - 10/29/2014 4:15:40 AM
But the quest to let market forces supplant state planning in running the world's second-biggest economy would require China to live with less frenzied economic growth rates and income ... correspond to areas of highest population growth, indicating ...
Developing Nations Represent Significant Growth In Global Clean Energy
CleanTechnica - 10/29/2014 11:53:48 AM
Bloomberg New Energy Finance on Tuesday released the “landmark” Climatescope 2014, a country-by-country assessment focused on the developing world. It is an interactive ... That represented a 143% growth rate. By comparison, wealthier OECD nations ...
Germany: 25 years later and no looking back
CNN - 10/18/2014 6:30:24 AM
(CNN)-- Not so long ago, Germany was vilified for its slow economic growth ... 5.3% unemployment rate is the second lowest in the EU. Germany exports more merchandise than any other country aside from China, and its share of total world trade is larger ...
Mumbai loses charm, Mira-Bhayander, Navi Mumbai are the new population hub
Daily News and Analysis - 10/29/2014 11:28:09 PM
In fact, the island city saw a negative population growth rate (-0.55) in the past decade indicating a ... due to lack of smooth transport system like other metro cities in the world have." The "conservative approach" of the Maharashtra government is ...
Strengthening US growth reflects help from Fed
WBAL 1090AM - 10/30/2014 9:53:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing ... purchases with helping pull the country out of the worst downturn since ...
Immunising children is a growth strategy
Hindustan Times - 10/28/2014 4:55:38 PM
After all, India’s burgeoning economy has become one of the engines of economic growth in ... number of any country and roughly a third of the world’s total. And although some parts of the country have high vaccination coverage rates, there are huge ...
US growth reflects help from Fed
News.com.au - 10/31/2014 11:37:07 AM
THE US economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track ... bond purchases with helping pull the country out of the worst downturn since the ...
World Bank urges China to cut economic growth target to 7% in 2015, focus on reforms
Gulf News - 10/29/2014 12:51:04 PM
But the quest to let market forces supplant state planning in running the world’s second-biggest economy would require China to live with less frenzied economic growth rates and income ... to areas of highest population growth, indicating market forces ...
Growth in Assets Set to Slow for Money Managers in Switzerland
Bloomberg - 10/30/2014 6:59:07 AM
That’s down from a 5.1 percent average annual rate of growth from 2010 to 2013, the study showed. Private banking generates about half of the Swiss banking industry’s gross revenue, the study said. The country is home to six of the world’s 25 biggest ...
World Savings Day: Banking Scheme In Zambia
Sky News HD - 10/30/2014 10:58:20 PM
World Savings Day is a timely reminder ... Zambia enjoys economic growth of around 7% a year, but income inequality is a problem. Around 60% of the population are thought to not have registered bank accounts and nearly three-quarters of its young people ...
China Lenders Record Weaker Profit Growth as Economy Slows
Wall Street Journal - 10/29/2014 9:23:28 AM
BEIJING—Net profits at China’s major lenders grew at a sluggish pace in the third quarter and bad loans climbed as the world’s second-largest ... s efforts to free up interest rates and weaker economic growth, and many struggling borrowers have ...