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 ...
GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
Los Angeles Times - 1/30/2015 6:46:04 PM
a slight improvement over 2013'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 spending in ...
Famed economist warns economic disparity to increase in Japan with population decline
The Asahi Shimbun - 1/31/2015 7:17:41 AM
In the symposium, Piketty said Japan's declining population and slower economic growth rate will only heighten the value of inherited ... In his Tokyo speech, Piketty called the immediate period after World War II an anomaly over the long term because ...
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 ...
US economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter
Yahoo News - 1/30/2015 3:39:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth ... rates. A key Fed rate has been at a record low near zero for six years. The central bank has leeway to be patient because the weaker global economy has helped push up the value of the dollar against other ...
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 ...
Ruble dives after interest rate cut
United Press International - 1/30/2015 8:33:26 PM
MOSCOW, Jan. 30 (UPI) --The Russian ruble fell 2.4 percent Friday, to as high as 71.78 to the dollar, after a surprise interest rate cut, to 15 percent ... undermining the confidence of investors and the population," a research note by Benoit Anne of ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil
Times Union - 1/30/2015 12:19:31 PM
But even excluding energy costs, they are weak, a sign of the deep economic malaise afflicting the 19 countries that share the euro currency. Friday's report by the Eurostat statistics agency ... make their economies more growth-friendly.
2015 BusinessDay Economic Survey: Economy weak, cash rate steady
Sydney Morning Herald - 1/31/2015 7:17:41 AM
Rate cuts in other countries, a sluggish Australian economy and a collapse ... about the same as budget forecast but well down on the long-run trend. Population growth means GDP per capita should advance weakly at 1 per cent. Jakob Madsen and Neville ...
NFL's Goodell, Belichick, Carroll embrace potential for international growth
Sporting News - 1/30/2015 1:59:44 PM
"We're excited about the continuing growth ... our population. Other countries see that and I think that they’d like to share in that and enjoy that. I think that the league sees that. They see the opportunity to share our game with the world.
Russian Ruble Falls After Rate Cut
Wall Street Journal - 1/30/2015 5:27:19 PM
Since the start of the year it has depreciated close to 14%, making it one of the world’s worst-performing currencies. In a shock move in December, Russia’s central bank raised interest rates by ... that economic growth in the country retreated to ...
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 ...