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
India in 'sweet spot' of lower deficits, more growth: government
Reuters - 2/27/2015 7:14:17 AM
The Economic Survey, the basis for Jaitley's budget for the fiscal year starting April 1, forecast growth of 8.1 percent to 8.5 percent under new calculations that make India the ... the country was on course to hit double-digit growth rates.
Two-third population of Bihar lack electricity: World Bank
Economic Times - 2/27/2015 3:13:54 PM
PATNA: Claiming that two-third of Bihar population ... development and growth, she said. Stating that Bihar has the lowest per capita electricity consumption at 144 KW against national average of 917 KW, Pargal, author of the World Bank report on power ...
Economic Survey pegs growth rate at over 8%
Rediff India Abroad - 2/27/2015 11:17:40 AM
Indian Economy is looking-up with brighter prospects amongst the world’s major economies today ... attractive investment destination well above most other countries. The expected high growth rate in the coming year in the favourable economic environment ...
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
Phys.org - 2/27/2015 12:00:37 PM
The World Health Organization rates ... of the country's cities among the 20 most polluted in the world. Credit: Hans Braxmeier India's air pollution, ranked among the world's worst, is reducing the life expectancy of over half of the country's population ...
US economic growth slows to 2.2% in fourth quarter
Yahoo News - 2/27/2015 3:56:51 PM
The sharp downward revision was slightly better than the consensus estimate of 2.1 percent as the world's ... an initial rate hike in the summer, possibly as early as June." Based on more complete data, the modest fourth-quarter growth mainly reflected ...
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 ...
Denmark Life Insurance Market Growth to 2018 Driven by Group Superannuation Insurance
Market Watch - 2/27/2015 5:12:36 AM
mainly due to the country's rapidly aging population. The Danish life insurance market segment grew in terms of gross written premium, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% during the review period (2009-2013). The group superannuation insurance ...
India sees growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms
The Ledger Independent - 2/27/2015 5:34:04 AM
The country, with about 1.25 billion people, needs high growth rates to create sufficient jobs for its burgeoning youth population. India's Prime Minister ... which would make India the world's fastest growing economy, surpassing China.
Turkey now hosts highest number of refugees in the world, says UN
Al Bawaba - 2/27/2015 9:44:37 AM
Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world amid a "staggering" growth ... Lebanon’s population has grown by nearly 25 percent since the war in Syria began in 2011, with over 1.5 million Syrian refugees sheltered in a country with a ...
AB InBev Earnings Review: Strong Sales Growth In Core Markets
Trefis - 2/27/2015 5:01:16 PM
Organic growth ... countries in the world. Despite having a small proportion of high net worth individuals (HNWI), Brazil’s combined HNWI wealth of around $4 trillion is the third largest for any country.  High interest and inflation rates, and ...
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.
91% customer growth rate for Anaplan
MIS Asia - 2/27/2015 6:59:58 AM
Customer growth rate and bookings increased at a rate ... when the data sat in disconnected spreadsheets around the world." Other 2014 highlights Anaplan's customer base now extends across 20 countries and the company has doubled users to more than 35,000 ...
India in "sweet spot" of lower deficits, more growth - govt
Yahoo Finance - 2/27/2015 8:54:30 AM
The Economic Survey, the basis for Jaitley's budget for the fiscal year starting April 1, forecast the economy would grow by 8.1-8.5 percent under a new calculation method that makes India the world's fastest-growing big economy. The forecasts mark an ...
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 ...
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 ...