Population growth (annual %) - Country Ranking

Definition: Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of the country of origin.

Source: Derived from total population. Population source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Oman 8.09 2014
2 Kuwait 4.34 2014
3 Niger 4.03 2014
4 Qatar 3.31 2014
5 Chad 3.30 2014
6 Burundi 3.30 2014
7 Angola 3.27 2014
8 Uganda 3.25 2014
9 The Gambia 3.23 2014
10 Tanzania 3.15 2014
11 Dem. Rep. Congo 3.15 2014
12 Senegal 3.13 2014
13 Malawi 3.07 2014
14 Zambia 3.07 2014
15 Afghanistan 3.03 2014
16 Iraq 3.01 2014
17 Equatorial Guinea 2.94 2014
18 Mali 2.93 2014
19 Burkina Faso 2.91 2014
20 Mozambique 2.79 2014
21 Madagascar 2.78 2014
22 Guinea 2.70 2014
23 Timor-Leste 2.68 2014
24 Nigeria 2.66 2014
25 Togo 2.66 2014
26 Kenya 2.64 2014
27 Benin 2.64 2014
28 Yemen 2.52 2014
29 Ethiopia 2.51 2014
30 Cameroon 2.50 2014
31 Congo 2.49 2014
32 Mauritania 2.47 2014
33 Côte d'Ivoire 2.44 2014
34 Guinea-Bissau 2.44 2014
35 Comoros 2.40 2014
36 Somalia 2.40 2014
37 Namibia 2.37 2014
38 Liberia 2.37 2014
39 Luxembourg 2.36 2014
40 Rwanda 2.35 2014
41 Ghana 2.35 2014
42 Zimbabwe 2.31 2014
43 Jordan 2.25 2014
44 Saudi Arabia 2.24 2014
45 Tajikistan 2.24 2014
46 Gabon 2.24 2014
47 Vanuatu 2.23 2014
48 Egypt 2.22 2014
49 Eritrea 2.21 2014
50 Sierra Leone 2.19 2014
51 Belize 2.16 2014
52 São Tomé and Principe 2.15 2014
53 Sudan 2.15 2014
54 Pakistan 2.10 2014
55 Papua New Guinea 2.09 2014
56 Guatemala 2.05 2014
57 Solomon Islands 2.03 2014
58 Kyrgyz Republic 2.01 2014
59 Botswana 1.98 2014
60 Central African Republic 1.97 2014
61 Algeria 1.94 2014
62 Israel 1.92 2014
63 Kiribati 1.76 2014
64 Mongolia 1.76 2014
65 Macao SAR, China 1.72 2014
66 Uzbekistan 1.69 2014
67 Syrian Arab Republic 1.68 2014
68 Seychelles 1.65 2014
69 Lao PDR 1.65 2014
70 Cambodia 1.64 2014
71 Panama 1.61 2014
72 Philippines 1.59 2014
73 South Africa 1.58 2014
74 Bolivia 1.55 2014
75 Ecuador 1.53 2014
76 New Caledonia 1.52 2014
77 Australia 1.51 2014
78 New Zealand 1.51 2014
79 Kazakhstan 1.48 2014
80 Malaysia 1.47 2014
81 Swaziland 1.47 2014
82 Honduras 1.42 2014
83 Brunei 1.42 2014
84 Morocco 1.39 2014
85 Venezuela 1.37 2014
86 The Bahamas 1.37 2014
87 Cayman Islands 1.37 2014
88 Bhutan 1.36 2014
89 Haiti 1.34 2014
90 Djibouti 1.34 2014
91 Paraguay 1.33 2014
92 Peru 1.32 2014
93 Mexico 1.32 2014
94 Cabo Verde 1.30 2014
95 Singapore 1.30 2014
96 Iran 1.28 2014
97 Turkmenistan 1.27 2014
98 Indonesia 1.26 2014
99 Azerbaijan 1.25 2014
100 Lesotho 1.25 2014
101 India 1.23 2014
102 Turkey 1.22 2014
103 Bangladesh 1.21 2014
104 Switzerland 1.21 2014
105 Nepal 1.21 2014
106 Dominican Republic 1.20 2014
107 Lebanon 1.18 2014
108 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.18 2014
109 Nicaragua 1.14 2014
110 Norway 1.12 2014
111 Iceland 1.11 2014
112 Canada 1.10 2014
113 Costa Rica 1.08 2014
114 Vietnam 1.07 2014
115 Chile 1.06 2014
116 Cyprus 1.05 2014
117 Argentina 1.03 2014
118 Antigua and Barbuda 1.01 2014
119 Tunisia 1.01 2014
120 Sweden 0.99 2014
121 Colombia 0.94 2014
122 Malta 0.94 2014
123 Sri Lanka 0.93 2014
124 Bahrain 0.92 2014
125 Italy 0.92 2014
126 Suriname 0.90 2014
127 Brazil 0.89 2014
128 Myanmar 0.85 2014
129 Palau 0.85 2014
130 Austria 0.78 2014
131 Samoa 0.76 2014
132 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.75 2014
133 United States 0.74 2014
134 St. Lucia 0.73 2014
135 Fiji 0.67 2014
136 United Kingdom 0.67 2014
137 Liechtenstein 0.66 2014
138 San Marino 0.65 2014
139 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.53 2014
140 United Arab Emirates 0.51 2014
141 China 0.51 2014
142 Dominica 0.47 2014
143 Armenia 0.47 2014
144 Trinidad and Tobago 0.46 2014
145 France 0.44 2014
146 Belgium 0.43 2014
147 Tonga 0.42 2014
148 Grenada 0.42 2014
149 Denmark 0.42 2014
150 Finland 0.41 2014
151 Thailand 0.41 2014
152 Korea 0.41 2014
153 Ireland 0.38 2014
154 Guyana 0.38 2014
155 Netherlands 0.36 2014
156 Uruguay 0.34 2014
157 Barbados 0.31 2014
158 El Salvador 0.30 2014
159 Monaco 0.25 2014
160 Russia 0.22 2014
161 Jamaica 0.22 2014
162 Mauritius 0.18 2014
163 Tuvalu 0.17 2014
164 Macedonia 0.15 2014
165 Cuba 0.15 2014
166 Czech Republic 0.11 2014
167 Slovenia 0.10 2014
168 Slovak Republic 0.10 2014
169 Montenegro 0.10 2014
170 Belarus 0.04 2014
171 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.03 2014
172 Moldova -0.06 2014
173 Poland -0.07 2014
174 Albania -0.10 2014
175 Libya -0.11 2014
176 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.16 2014
177 Japan -0.16 2014
178 Estonia -0.26 2014
179 Ukraine -0.28 2014
180 Hungary -0.30 2014
181 Spain -0.31 2014
182 Greenland -0.33 2014
183 Romania -0.40 2014
184 Croatia -0.41 2014
185 Serbia -0.49 2014
186 Portugal -0.54 2014
187 Bulgaria -0.57 2014
188 Lithuania -0.86 2014
189 Greece -0.88 2014
190 Latvia -0.94 2014
191 Georgia -1.31 2014
192 Puerto Rico -1.33 2014
193 Germany -1.42 2014
194 Andorra -4.19 2014

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Total population growth rates are calculated on the assumption that rate of growth is constant between two points in time. The growth rate is computed using the exponential growth formula: r = ln(pn/p0)/n, where r is the exponential rate of growth, ln() is the natural logarithm, pn is the end period population, p0 is the beginning period population, and n is the number of years in between. Note that this is not the geometric growth rate used to compute compound growth over discrete periods. For information on total population from which the growth rates are calculated, see total population (SP.POP.TOTL).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual