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.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Oman 5.22 2016
2 Nauru 4.50 2016
3 Equatorial Guinea 3.85 2016
4 Niger 3.83 2016
5 Bahrain 3.81 2016
6 Qatar 3.50 2016
7 Angola 3.37 2016
8 Uganda 3.29 2016
9 Dem. Rep. Congo 3.28 2016
10 Jordan 3.19 2016
11 Burundi 3.14 2016
12 Chad 3.11 2016
13 Tanzania 3.09 2016
14 The Gambia 3.03 2016
15 Zambia 3.00 2016
16 Mali 2.97 2016
17 Iraq 2.97 2016
18 Kuwait 2.92 2016
19 Burkina Faso 2.92 2016
20 Malawi 2.90 2016
21 Somalia 2.90 2016
22 Mozambique 2.88 2016
23 Senegal 2.86 2016
24 Mauritania 2.80 2016
25 Benin 2.76 2016
26 Afghanistan 2.69 2016
27 Madagascar 2.69 2016
28 Nigeria 2.62 2016
29 Lebanon 2.62 2016
30 Cameroon 2.61 2016
31 Congo 2.57 2016
32 Kenya 2.56 2016
33 Gabon 2.54 2016
34 Togo 2.52 2016
35 Guinea-Bissau 2.52 2016
36 Côte d'Ivoire 2.51 2016
37 Liberia 2.51 2016
38 Ethiopia 2.50 2016
39 Guinea 2.49 2016
40 Yemen 2.45 2016
41 Rwanda 2.45 2016
42 Sudan 2.38 2016
43 Zimbabwe 2.34 2016
44 Luxembourg 2.32 2016
45 Comoros 2.31 2016
46 Saudi Arabia 2.25 2016
47 Ghana 2.24 2016
48 Namibia 2.21 2016
49 Timor-Leste 2.21 2016
50 São Tomé and Principe 2.20 2016
51 Sierra Leone 2.18 2016
52 Vanuatu 2.17 2016
53 Tajikistan 2.16 2016
54 Belize 2.11 2016
55 Kyrgyz Republic 2.09 2016
56 New Zealand 2.09 2016
57 Papua New Guinea 2.06 2016
58 Ireland 2.04 2016
59 Egypt 2.02 2016
60 Solomon Islands 2.01 2016
61 Guatemala 2.01 2016
62 Pakistan 2.00 2016
63 Israel 1.97 2016
64 Eritrea 1.89 2011
65 Macao SAR, China 1.85 2016
66 Botswana 1.84 2016
67 Algeria 1.83 2016
68 New Caledonia 1.81 2016
69 Swaziland 1.81 2016
70 Kiribati 1.75 2016
71 Uzbekistan 1.74 2016
72 Turkmenistan 1.73 2016
73 Mongolia 1.68 2016
74 Honduras 1.68 2016
75 Panama 1.62 2016
76 South Africa 1.62 2016
77 Djibouti 1.60 2016
78 Turkey 1.57 2016
79 Cambodia 1.56 2016
80 Philippines 1.56 2016
81 Bolivia 1.51 2016
82 Malaysia 1.50 2016
83 Ecuador 1.48 2016
84 Kazakhstan 1.43 2016
85 Australia 1.41 2016
86 Lao PDR 1.41 2016
87 Morocco 1.35 2016
88 Brunei 1.35 2016
89 Seychelles 1.34 2016
90 Lesotho 1.33 2016
91 Cayman Islands 1.33 2016
92 Venezuela 1.32 2016
93 Austria 1.31 2016
94 Bhutan 1.31 2016
95 Mexico 1.30 2016
96 Singapore 1.30 2016
97 Paraguay 1.29 2016
98 Haiti 1.26 2016
99 Peru 1.26 2016
100 United Arab Emirates 1.25 2016
101 Cabo Verde 1.24 2016
102 Canada 1.21 2016
103 Germany 1.19 2016
104 Malta 1.17 2016
105 Azerbaijan 1.16 2016
106 Iran 1.15 2016
107 India 1.15 2016
108 Tunisia 1.14 2016
109 Indonesia 1.14 2016
110 Dominican Republic 1.14 2016
111 Nepal 1.13 2016
112 The Bahamas 1.13 2016
113 Sri Lanka 1.12 2016
114 Nicaragua 1.11 2016
115 Bangladesh 1.08 2016
116 Switzerland 1.08 2016
117 Vietnam 1.07 2016
118 Central African Republic 1.06 2016
119 Sweden 1.06 2016
120 Antigua and Barbuda 1.04 2016
121 Iceland 1.03 2016
122 Costa Rica 1.02 2016
123 Palau 1.00 2016
124 Argentina 0.98 2016
125 St. Kitts and Nevis 0.98 2016
126 Libya 0.93 2016
127 Suriname 0.93 2016
128 Myanmar 0.91 2016
129 Colombia 0.88 2016
130 Tuvalu 0.87 2016
131 Norway 0.85 2016
132 Denmark 0.83 2016
133 Chile 0.82 2016
134 Brazil 0.82 2016
135 Cyprus 0.78 2016
136 United Kingdom 0.78 2016
137 Fiji 0.74 2016
138 San Marino 0.73 2016
139 Tonga 0.71 2016
140 Samoa 0.70 2016
141 Liechtenstein 0.70 2016
142 United States 0.69 2016
143 Belgium 0.65 2016
144 Guyana 0.62 2016
145 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.56 2016
146 China 0.54 2016
147 Dominica 0.52 2016
148 El Salvador 0.51 2016
149 Monaco 0.50 2016
150 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.49 2016
151 Netherlands 0.46 2016
152 Grenada 0.46 2016
153 St. Lucia 0.46 2016
154 Korea 0.45 2016
155 France 0.41 2016
156 Uruguay 0.36 2016
157 Trinidad and Tobago 0.36 2016
158 Jamaica 0.33 2016
159 Thailand 0.30 2016
160 Finland 0.28 2016
161 Barbados 0.27 2016
162 Armenia 0.27 2016
163 Belarus 0.18 2016
164 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.17 2016
165 Russia 0.17 2016
166 Czech Republic 0.15 2016
167 Greenland 0.13 2016
168 Cuba 0.13 2016
169 Montenegro 0.10 2016
170 Macedonia 0.09 2016
171 Slovak Republic 0.09 2016
172 Estonia 0.08 2016
173 Mauritius 0.07 2016
174 Slovenia 0.06 2016
175 Georgia 0.06 2016
176 Spain -0.01 2016
177 Moldova -0.06 2016
178 Poland -0.10 2016
179 Japan -0.12 2016
180 Albania -0.16 2016
181 Italy -0.21 2016
182 Hungary -0.26 2016
183 Portugal -0.32 2016
184 Ukraine -0.33 2016
185 Serbia -0.54 2016
186 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.54 2016
187 Romania -0.56 2016
188 Greece -0.69 2016
189 Bulgaria -0.70 2016
190 Croatia -0.79 2016
191 Latvia -0.87 2016
192 Andorra -0.94 2016
193 Lithuania -1.13 2016
194 Syrian Arab Republic -1.64 2016
195 Puerto Rico -1.80 2016

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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