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## Growth Rate

The amount by which a variable increases over a given period of time as a percentage of its previous value. For example, a 3% growth rate in GDP for a year means that the value of an economy is 103% of the value of the previous year.

## growth rate

The annual rate at which a variable, such as gross domestic product or a firm's earnings, has been or is expected to grow. One common method of estimating future growth rate is simply to measure a variable's past growth rate and then project a continuation of the trend.

## Growth rate.

A growth rate measures the percentage increase in the value of a variety of markets, companies, or operations.

For example, a stock research firm typically tracks the rate at which a company's sales and earnings have grown as one of the factors in evaluating whether to recommend that investors purchase, hold, or sell its shares.

Similarly, the rate at which the gross domestic product grows is a measure of the strength of the US economy.

If you want to compare the vigor of entities or elements of different sizes, it's more accurate to look at growth rate than it is to look at the actual numerical change in value. For example, an emerging market might be growing at a much faster rate than a developed one even though the size of those economies is vastly different.

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The rate of growth in spending on research plummeted, to 1.7 percent, from 8.2 percent.
Thus [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] = 2c represents change in the rate of growth. A positive value
As long as growth in total output exceeds the rate of growth
Chief executive Nick Robertson said: "Clearly we are facing much tougher comparables, and there is now some evidence to suggest that the rate of growth in online sales has begun to moderate."
The CLG house price index data contrasts with recent hefty falls in the annual rate of growth indicated by lending giants Halifax and Nationwide as the CLG's index is calculated at the time when transactions are completed.
The difference between the average rate of growth between 1995 and 2002 of 4.3 percent and the rate of growth from 2003 through 2005 of 5.6 percent-a difference of 1.3 percent-adds a certain amount of weight to this claim.
Chief executive Jean-Noel Labroue said market conditions had been good in August and September, but warned there had been a slowdown in the rate of growth towards the end of the quarter.
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The annual rate of growth also cooled, falling to 4.8pc for the year to the end of April, down from 5.3pc in March, according to Nationwide Building Society.
The study indicated that the rate of growth in executive assignment volume into and out of China is showing no signs of slowing down, and Arcario says "businesses in China are working through a period of significant change."
Keep in mind this is not a real reduction--but a decrease in the rate of growth, which is being driven by burgeoning Medicare and Social Security programs.
generally smaller organizations, designated as the "core non-profit sector," which grew by 7.1% in the same period, a rate of growth twice as fast as the entire GDP for Canada.

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