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
Population growth and menus are factors in world hunger calculus
Columbia Daily Tribune - 1/31/2015 5:58:56 AM
China and other countries in east Asia have accounted for much of the growth in global food demand in recent years, even though population growth rates there are among the lowest in the world. According to U.N. estimates, China’s population could peak in ...
East Asia's Massive Urban Growth, in 5 Infographics
citylab.com - 1/30/2015 6:31:45 PM
the urban population grew at an annual 3 percent rate. (World Bank) China rules the roost, accounting for 80 percent of the region's urban land growth. But while China is dominating in absolute numbers, it's smaller countries like Laos and Cambodia that ...
GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
Los Angeles Times - 1/31/2015 1:15:36 PM
a slight improvement over the previous year's 2.2% rate and the best performance since 2010. Growth last year was dragged down by a 2.1% contraction in the first quarter caused by severe weather in much of the country. Plunging oil prices boosted consumer ...
Iran’s Demographic Death Grip: STD Epidemic and Plummeting Birth Rate
legalinsurrection.com - 1/31/2015 8:29:16 AM
Here’s one to think about, fresh from the just-released update of the United Nations’ population ... infertility rate in Iran is particularly shocking: Iran has the highest incidence of lifetime infertility of any country in the world, estimated ...
KSA population is 30.8m; 33% expats
Arab News - 1/31/2015 4:14:33 PM
The population had grown by 2.7 percent from 2012 to 2013, amounting to 29.2 million people. This consisted of 20.3 million Saudis and 9.7 million foreigners. The CDSI said that the country’s ... on the average annual growth rate over the past nine ...
First Bank of Nigeria: country’s private banking sector is ripe with opportunity
worldfinance.com - 1/31/2015 2:20:01 PM
Private bankers look to take advantage of the growth in assets under management (AUM), potential ... The majority of UHNWs in the country possess an estimated wealth between $1m and $5m, albeit many newly created millionaires and returning diaspora are ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
MENAFN - 12/30/2014 6:15:25 AM
Although the population's growth rate affects its financial and social situation ... 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.
A One Per Cent World
OpEdNews - 2/1/2015 2:51:38 AM
Warren Buffet- fourth wealthiest person in the world ... 3.5 billion- half of the globe's population. In India the wealth divide between the rich and the poor became greater even as the economy grew. But the benefits of growth accrued to the extremely ...
New WB report projects 4.5% economic growth rate for Ghana
Ghana Web - 1/16/2015 1:30:24 AM
The country will record a 4.5 percent economic growth rate for this year, according to World Bank's report on economic prospects for countries around the world. The projection by the World Bank is far higher than government’s own estimates of 3.9% for ...
Spain Returns to Growth in 2014, First Time Since 2008
Industry Week - 1/30/2015 8:19:07 PM
It is the first time there has been full-year economic growth in Spain since 2008 when a property bubble collapsed, sending millions of people out of work and pushing the country to ... in the developed world. The unemployment rate for those under the ...
Spain returns to growth after six-year slump
Business Recorder - 1/30/2015 7:57:38 PM
It is the first full-year economic growth in Spain since 2008 when a property bubble burst, putting millions of people out of work and pushing the country to ... filtered down to a population which was struggling with a jobless rate of 23.7 percent in ...
Record-Breaking Solar Growth In Latin America Presents Massive Opportunities
Seeking Alpha - 1/30/2015 4:08:35 PM
Source: GTM Research While the relatively poor countries of Latin America had ... While solar adoption is growing rapidly around the world, the pace of Latin America's growth is truly staggering. With a population of around 500 million and massively ...
World stocks uneven ahead of US growth report
Economic Times - 1/30/2015 2:21:12 PM
HONG KONG: World stock markets were uneven Friday and Wall Street futures slid ahead of quarterly growth figures that will ... The Russian ruble fell sharply after the country's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates to 15 percent from 17 percent ...
US economic growth in 2014 fastest in four years
Yahoo News - 1/30/2015 10:27:58 PM
Washington (AFP) - The US economy grew at its fastest pace in four years in 2014, outpacing all of the other major developed countries ... not stifling, growth. "The economy should continue to be buffeted by near-record low interest rates and plunging ...