un saldo naturale negativo/positivo

19:35 Mar 18, 2018
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Social Sciences - Mathematics & Statistics / In A Journal Article
Italian term or phrase: un saldo naturale negativo/positivo

Nonostante dal 1993 si sia registrato in Italia un saldo naturale costantamente negativo, tuttavia la populazione ha continuato a crescere, sebbene con un ritmo ormai molto lento, passando dai 56.597.823 abitanti nel 1985 ai 57.460.977 del 1997, fino al valore attuale di oltre 57.600.000.

Questa lenta crescita è dovuta esclusivamente al saldo positivo della migratoria derivante dalla differenza tra il numero degli emigrati e il numero degli immigrati che risultano in forte crescita.

Molte Grazie,

Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 01:02

Summary of answers provided
4negative organic growth

Discussion entries: 2



25 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
negative organic growth

It doesn't actually say positivo, but negative organic growth means that if you ignore migrants, the population is in decline.
This term is most often used in business, where

Note added at 27 mins (2018-03-18 20:02:27 GMT)

... a company achieves organic growth by increasing productivity rather than by (say) acquiring other companies.

Note added at 30 mins (2018-03-18 20:05:20 GMT)

"Inherent" and "underlying" are other possible translations. But I wouldn't say "natural" because it implies that migration is unnatural.

Note added at 4 hrs (2018-03-18 23:52:43 GMT)

Well, I bow to Marco's reference - "natural" is fine too.

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