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
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 ...
Thailand Sees Weak Growth, Trade
Economy Watch - 4/21/2015 12:59:27 PM
In a separate study, a lack of sufficient labor threatens Thailand’s economic growth. With an unemployment rate below 1%, Thailand is one of the most fully employed nations in the world, and the country has ... in its working-age population as ...
Jeans and lingerie: The growth drivers of Indian fashion over the next decade
Quartz - 4/21/2015 8:05:58 AM
(Lingerie includes bras, panties and camisoles) While the market for sarees will grow at a rate of 6% over the next eight years the lingerie, denim and t-shirt segment will see a growth of ... the highest youth population in the world, according to the ...
India’s high growth will reduce global inequalities
The Times of India Blogs - 4/21/2015 4:19:53 PM
The study which begins with tracing the developments in the global economy at the overall levels estimates that the global GDP of $ 98.5 trillion of 186 countries having a total population ... capita GDP growth of 3.5%, with the growth rates varying ...
Cause behind African migrant flood has terrifying implications for the world
Reuters - 4/21/2015 2:39:40 PM
And these trends in combination with rapid projected population growth throughout the Sahel region and West Africa are increasing the strain on the countries along this migratory route. Niger has the world’s second-highest fertility rate, with a median ...
Japanese train sets world speed record, but is it a smart investment?
The Christian Science Monitor - 4/21/2015 4:12:44 PM
Setting a new world record, Central Japan Railway Co. just clocked ... One argument against Japan’s plan to install new high-speed routes is the country’s declining population. Bloomberg reported that the nation's population may fall to 117 million ...
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.
ASEAN Economic Growth ‘To Outdo EU’
Leadership - 4/21/2015 2:58:10 AM
The The 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will surpass the EU in growth ... of the countries in the group would challenge integration plans. “You have some of the richest and some of the poorest countries in the world in Asean ...
World Dental Preventive Supplies Industry
The Street - 4/21/2015 3:01:09 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World ... Growth Opportunities II-2Table 1: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (July2013): Total Population (in Millions ...
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.
A look at the demographics of the global population and their implications
WHYY - 4/21/2015 4:52:42 AM
Today we look at the global population and the implications of regional birth rates. While many countries in Western Europe and East ... And what do the current projections of population growth say about the future of our planet’s environment, public ...
Soybean imports to jump by 2024
ECNS - 4/22/2015 12:55:17 AM
China's imports of soybeans will continue to grow in the coming decade because of limited farmland and a rising population. An official report on Monday showed that China, the world's largest ... increase with an annual growth rate of 3.1 percent, the ...
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 ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 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 ...