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 economies : Romania
Dawn - 3/2/2015 2:24:24 AM
THE Romanian economy is one of the world’s fastest developing ... investors and hindered growth. Over 20pc of the population is living below the poverty line. According to the National Statistical Institute, the country registered a growth of 1.2pc ...
Wild giant panda population increases in China
FOX News - 3/1/2015 7:47:43 AM
The latest survey by China’s State Forestry Administration shows that wild giant pandas are making a comeback in the country. The census shows ... development as a main threat to future growth of the panda’s population. It says 319 hydropower stations ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
Dynamics, Trends And Growth Opportunities For Insurance In The GCC
Live Trading News - 3/1/2015 10:49:39 PM
The football World ... insurance market growth has accelerated in countries where penetration rates once were low. Demographic trends also confer an advantage on the Gulf Region. There is a youthful, educated and increasingly affluent population.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
World population growth rate continues to plummet
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 ...
4 maps that explain Europe's population shift
The Business Insider - 3/1/2015 7:47:43 AM
That’s why the Albanian capital Tirana has grown so much (with an annual population growth rate of 2.8 percent) even as its surrounding country has become depopulated. By volume, this migration flows to the largest cities, but the list of cities that ...
UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
BBC - 2/3/2011 11:10:43 AM
The world population growth rate must slow down significantly to avoid reaching ... figure 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 below ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
Declining Population Could Reduce Global Economic Growth By 40%
The Wall Street Journal - 1/13/2015 11:59:43 PM
Declining population growth that shrinks the pool of available labor over the next 50 years will reduce by 40% the rate of growth in global economic output for the world’s 20 largest ... could peak in most of the 20 countries analyzed in the report ...