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
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2014: Growth in Chicken Consumption in Americas Slows
thepoultrysite.com - 1/29/2015 4:28:15 AM
Growth rates in most developing countries will remain above the rest of the world hence, by 2023, developing countries will represent 82 per cent of the world’s population compared with 79 per cent in 2000. In 2000, the Americas accounted for some 13.7 ...
Eliminating mass poverty, unemployment in developing countries (I)
The Nation - 1/29/2015 5:18:22 AM
Amazingly, on reading and reflecting on the lecture, it confirmed my general impression that very little has really changed by way of our really tackling the problems of mass poverty and unemployment in our country ... A high population growth rate ...
Israel & China Economic Ties: Growth & Potential
blogs.timesofisrael.com - 1/29/2015 4:52:43 PM
The stage is set for even greater growth in the coming years. One additional factor fueling this great leap: China is facing a myriad of challenges well-suited to industries in which Israel is a world leader. So, for example, with its huge population ...
Twitter used by 17 percent of social network users in India: Report
Tech2 - 1/29/2015 3:30:59 AM
While reporting Twitter in India has clocked a double digit growth rate ... said the the low Internet penetration rate in Asia-Pacific’s second-largest country means that overall, just 1.8 percent of the population uses Twitter, which will barely ...
Has Horn of Plenty begun to run dry? Wheat, chicken and rice slowing in growth
Catholic Online - 1/29/2015 11:55:03 PM
Such countries lack an agricultural infrastructure and are bound ... vegetables and soybeans is already beginning to run out of momentum. The world population in the meantime continues apace. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Current research has found ...
Roundtable discussion: Economy needs 7% growth to create 1.7 million jobs
The Express Tribune - 1/29/2015 2:08:04 PM
Pakistan’s economy has to grow at a minimum 7% to absorb 1.7 million people entering the country ... higher growth rates but they also require higher level of skills and training, which is largely absent in the majority of working-age population.
German jobless rate drops to lowest since reunification
Yahoo News - 1/29/2015 3:33:58 PM
Berlin (AFP) - German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country reunited in 1990 ... The unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole -- slipped to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent ...
Plant Growth Regulators Market Estimated To Reach Revenue of $1.8 Billion By 2020, On the Back of High Demand to Improve Yield Of Food Crops
Market Watch - 1/29/2015 2:26:34 AM
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141106/712194) The growth in PGR market is projected due to the robust demand to increase the yield of food crops to feed the ever-growing world population ... Developing countries such as China, India and ...
Annual abortion rate in Pakistan doubled in 10 years
Dawn - 1/29/2015 9:43:13 AM
Speaking to participants, National Health Services Minister Saira Afzal Tarar said population growth rate is a basic problem ... Population Council Country Director Dr. Zeba A. Sathar said a number of couples who want to use contraceptives do not ...
Saudi population put at 30.8m
Emirates247 - 1/29/2015 7:27:12 AM
Saudi Arabia’s population ... a 2.6 per cent growth over the previous year, official statistics showed on Thursday. The figure includes 20.7 million Saudis and 10.1 million expatriates, mostly Asians and citizens from other Arab countries, showed the ...
Who’s Driving World Wine Consumption?
Wall Street Journal - 1/29/2015 6:44:16 AM
This was above France’s 296 million cases, Italy’s 288 million, Germany’s 274 million and China’s 144 million (which made it the world’s fifth largest ... given the difference in population of the two countries. Although the U.S. and Europe ...
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 ...
World Bank lauds Himachal for reducing poverty
The Tribune India - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
Himachal Pradesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes, but female child sex ratio, under-nutrition in children and an ageing population still remain issues of concern, says a new World Bank report.
German jobless rate drops to lowest since fall of Berlin Wall: Data
Economic Times - 1/29/2015 11:23:26 AM
BERLIN: German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country was reunited in ... The unemployment rate -- which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole -- slipped to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent for ...
Inside the Dangerous World of Amateur ‘Ninja’ Gold Miners
Wired News - 1/29/2015 5:25:31 AM
All things told, the Mongolian economy is booming and The Economist says mining industries will drive the country’s economic growth at a faster rate than any other nation on earth in the next decade. The government recently acknowledged the ninjas ...