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: 2019 Revision, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statist

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Bahrain 4.92 2018
2 Niger 3.82 2018
3 Uganda 3.72 2018
4 Equatorial Guinea 3.65 2018
5 Oman 3.45 2018
6 Angola 3.28 2018
7 Malta 3.26 2018
8 Dem. Rep. Congo 3.23 2018
9 Burundi 3.17 2018
10 Chad 3.02 2018
11 Mali 3.01 2018
12 Tanzania 2.98 2018
13 The Gambia 2.95 2018
14 Iceland 2.92 2018
15 Mozambique 2.91 2018
16 Zambia 2.91 2018
17 Burkina Faso 2.87 2018
18 Guinea 2.83 2018
19 Somalia 2.83 2018
20 Senegal 2.78 2018
21 Mauritania 2.78 2018
22 Benin 2.73 2018
23 Madagascar 2.67 2018
24 Rwanda 2.64 2018
25 Malawi 2.64 2018
26 Ethiopia 2.62 2018
27 Cameroon 2.61 2018
28 Solomon Islands 2.61 2018
29 Gabon 2.60 2018
30 Nigeria 2.59 2018
31 Congo 2.58 2018
32 Côte d'Ivoire 2.55 2018
33 Guinea-Bissau 2.49 2018
34 Vanuatu 2.48 2018
35 Tajikistan 2.45 2018
36 Liberia 2.45 2018
37 Togo 2.45 2018
38 Sudan 2.39 2018
39 Afghanistan 2.38 2018
40 Yemen 2.36 2018
41 Iraq 2.32 2018
42 Kenya 2.31 2018
43 Comoros 2.24 2018
44 Botswana 2.20 2018
45 Ghana 2.19 2018
46 Sierra Leone 2.14 2018
47 Qatar 2.07 2018
48 Pakistan 2.06 2018
49 Egypt 2.03 2018
50 Algeria 2.01 2018
51 Kuwait 1.98 2018
52 Papua New Guinea 1.97 2018
53 Timor-Leste 1.97 2018
54 Guatemala 1.95 2018
55 Israel 1.94 2018
56 Belize 1.92 2018
57 New Zealand 1.89 2018
58 Luxembourg 1.89 2018
59 São Tomé and Principe 1.88 2018
60 Namibia 1.88 2018
61 Kyrgyz Republic 1.88 2018
62 Saudi Arabia 1.80 2018
63 Mongolia 1.80 2018
64 Jordan 1.79 2018
65 Ecuador 1.77 2018
66 Uzbekistan 1.73 2018
67 Peru 1.72 2018
68 Panama 1.69 2018
69 Honduras 1.67 2018
70 Nepal 1.65 2018
71 Turkmenistan 1.61 2018
72 Australia 1.57 2018
73 Djibouti 1.56 2018
74 Lao PDR 1.55 2018
75 Central African Republic 1.52 2018
76 Colombia 1.52 2018
77 United Arab Emirates 1.50 2018
78 Turkey 1.49 2018
79 Cambodia 1.49 2018
80 Libya 1.48 2018
81 Kiribati 1.47 2018
82 Macao SAR, China 1.44 2018
83 Bolivia 1.42 2018
84 Zimbabwe 1.41 2018
85 Canada 1.41 2018
86 Philippines 1.40 2018
87 Chile 1.39 2018
88 Iran 1.39 2018
89 Eritrea 1.36 2011
90 South Africa 1.36 2018
91 Malaysia 1.35 2018
92 Kazakhstan 1.31 2018
93 New Caledonia 1.31 2018
94 Paraguay 1.29 2018
95 Haiti 1.27 2018
96 Nicaragua 1.26 2018
97 Morocco 1.25 2018
98 Cayman Islands 1.24 2018
99 Sweden 1.24 2018
100 Tuvalu 1.21 2018
101 Bhutan 1.18 2018
102 Tonga 1.17 2018
103 Cabo Verde 1.16 2018
104 Tunisia 1.15 2018
105 Indonesia 1.13 2018
106 Mexico 1.13 2018
107 Dominican Republic 1.08 2018
108 Brunei 1.05 2018
109 Bangladesh 1.05 2018
110 Sri Lanka 1.05 2018
111 India 1.04 2018
112 Argentina 1.02 2018
113 Eswatini 1.01 2018
114 The Bahamas 1.01 2018
115 Costa Rica 0.99 2018
116 Vietnam 0.99 2018
117 Suriname 0.96 2018
118 Ireland 0.95 2018
119 Seychelles 0.95 2018
120 Antigua and Barbuda 0.90 2018
121 Azerbaijan 0.89 2018
122 Cyprus 0.81 2018
123 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.80 2018
124 Lesotho 0.80 2018
125 Brazil 0.78 2018
126 Switzerland 0.76 2018
127 St. Kitts and Nevis 0.76 2018
128 Monaco 0.75 2018
129 Norway 0.71 2018
130 Fiji 0.68 2018
131 United Kingdom 0.65 2018
132 United States 0.62 2018
133 Myanmar 0.61 2018
134 Netherlands 0.58 2018
135 Denmark 0.56 2018
136 Austria 0.56 2018
137 Palau 0.55 2018
138 Lebanon 0.54 2018
139 Grenada 0.52 2018
140 St. Lucia 0.51 2018
141 El Salvador 0.51 2018
142 Guyana 0.49 2018
143 Jamaica 0.48 2018
144 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.47 2018
145 Singapore 0.47 2018
146 China 0.46 2018
147 Trinidad and Tobago 0.42 2018
148 Belgium 0.41 2018
149 Samoa 0.40 2018
150 Uruguay 0.37 2018
151 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.35 2018
152 San Marino 0.34 2018
153 Korea 0.33 2018
154 Germany 0.33 2018
155 Thailand 0.32 2018
156 Czech Republic 0.29 2018
157 Liechtenstein 0.29 2018
158 Spain 0.28 2018
159 Estonia 0.27 2018
160 Armenia 0.24 2018
161 Dominica 0.23 2018
162 France 0.18 2018
163 Finland 0.18 2018
164 Slovak Republic 0.14 2018
165 Barbados 0.14 2018
166 Georgia 0.08 2018
167 Mauritius 0.05 2018
168 Slovenia 0.05 2018
169 North Macedonia 0.05 2018
170 Poland 0.01 2018
171 Andorra 0.01 2018
172 Montenegro 0.00 2018
173 Cuba -0.01 2018
174 Russia -0.01 2018
175 Moldova -0.09 2018
176 Belarus -0.14 2018
177 Italy -0.17 2018
178 Portugal -0.18 2018
179 Hungary -0.20 2018
180 Japan -0.20 2018
181 Albania -0.25 2018
182 Greece -0.25 2018
183 Greenland -0.26 2018
184 Ukraine -0.47 2018
185 Serbia -0.55 2018
186 Romania -0.58 2018
187 Bulgaria -0.73 2018
188 Latvia -0.81 2018
189 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.83 2018
190 Croatia -0.86 2018
191 Syrian Arab Republic -0.95 2018
192 Nauru -1.34 2018
193 Lithuania -1.38 2018
194 Venezuela -1.79 2018
195 Puerto Rico -3.98 2018

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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