Country Comparison > Population growth rate

RankCountryPopulation growth rate (%)
1South Sudan3.83
2Angola3.52
3Malawi3.31
4Burundi3.25
5Uganda3.2
6Niger3.19
7Mali3.02
8Burkina Faso3
9Zambia2.93
10Ethiopia2.85
11Tanzania2.75
12Benin2.71
13Western Sahara2.7
14Togo2.64
15Guinea2.61
16Cameroon2.56
17Iraq2.55
18Liberia2.5
19Madagascar2.5
20Mozambique2.46
21Rwanda2.45
22Egypt2.45
23Equatorial Guinea2.44
24Nigeria2.43
25Senegal2.39
26Sierra Leone2.38
27United Arab Emirates2.37
28Congo, Democratic Republic of the2.37
29Afghanistan2.36
30East Timor2.36
31Gaza Strip2.33
32Yemen2.28
33Qatar2.27
34Bahrain2.26
35British Virgin Islands2.25
36Mauritania2.17
37Ghana2.17
38Djibouti2.16
39Turks and Caicos Islands2.16
40Central African Republic2.12
41Congo, Republic of the2.11
42Gambia, The2.05
43Jordan2.05
44Oman2.03
45Cayman Islands2.01
46Somalia2
47Luxembourg1.98
48Anguilla1.97
49Namibia1.95
50Solomon Islands1.94
51Gabon1.92
52Chad1.86
53Guinea-Bissau1.86
54Vanuatu1.85
55West Bank1.84
56Cote d'Ivoire1.84
57Singapore1.82
58Belize1.8
59Guatemala1.75
60Sao Tome and Principe1.72
61Papua New Guinea1.71
62Algeria1.7
63Kenya1.69
64Comoros1.64
65Sudan1.64
66Tajikistan1.62
67Honduras1.6
68Libya1.58
69Brunei1.57
70Philippines1.57
71Zimbabwe1.56
72Marshall Islands1.55
73Botswana1.55
74Cambodia1.52
75Bolivia1.51
76Laos1.51
77Israel1.51
78Kuwait1.46
79Saudi Arabia1.45
80Pakistan1.43
81Sint Maarten1.42
82Malaysia1.37
83Haiti1.34
84Cape Verde1.33
85New Caledonia1.33
86Ecuador1.28
87Aruba1.27
88Panama1.27
89Venezuela1.24
90Iran1.24
91Antigua and Barbuda1.21
92Dominican Republic1.18
93Mongolia1.18
94Paraguay1.18
95India1.17
96Costa Rica1.16
97Nepal1.16
98Ireland1.15
99Iceland1.13
100Kiribati1.13
101Mexico1.12
102Turkmenistan1.12
103Christmas Island1.11
104Swaziland1.08
105Bhutan1.07
106Kyrgyzstan1.05
107Kazakhstan1.04
108Bangladesh1.04
109Australia1.03
110Suriname1.02
111Norway1.01
112Tunisia1.01
113South Africa0.99
114Colombia0.99
115Nicaragua0.98
116Morocco0.97
117Peru0.95
118Uzbekistan0.93
119Vietnam0.93
120Argentina0.91
121Burma0.91
122French Polynesia0.88
123Azerbaijan0.87
124Indonesia0.86
125Eritrea0.85
126Tuvalu0.85
127United States0.81
128Sweden0.81
129Bahamas, The0.81
130Liechtenstein0.8
131New Zealand0.79
132Spain0.78
133Jersey0.78
134Chile0.77
135Seychelles0.77
136Sri Lanka0.76
137Macau0.74
138San Marino0.74
139Saint Kitts and Nevis0.73
140Canada0.73
141Brazil0.73
142Belgium0.7
143Switzerland0.69
144Jamaica0.68
145Isle of Man0.68
146Fiji0.6
147Samoa0.6
148Mauritius0.59
149Faroe Islands0.55
150Korea, North0.53
151Nauru0.53
152Turkey0.52
153United Kingdom0.52
154Korea, South0.48
155Austria0.47
156Bermuda0.45
157Montserrat0.45
158Grenada0.44
159China0.41
160Curacao0.4
161France0.39
162Palau0.39
163Netherlands0.39
164Finland0.36
165Guyana0.32
166Hong Kong0.32
167Saint Lucia0.32
168Wallis and Futuna0.32
169Albania0.31
170Guernsey0.3
171Thailand0.3
172Lesotho0.28
173Barbados0.28
174Uruguay0.27
175Malta0.26
176Guam0.26
177El Salvador0.25
178Monaco0.24
179Gibraltar0.23
180Denmark0.22
181Italy0.19
182Dominica0.18
183Saint Helena0.18
184Taiwan0.17
185Macedonia0.17
186Czech Republic0.12
187Portugal0.04
188Andorra0.03
189Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.01
190Norfolk Island0.01
191Pitcairn Islands0
192Holy See (Vatican City)0
193Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
194Slovakia-0.01
195Tokelau-0.01
196Georgia-0.02
197Greenland-0.03
198Svalbard-0.03
199Niue-0.03
200Tonga-0.05
201Maldives-0.06
202Greece-0.06
203Russia-0.08
204Poland-0.13
205Germany-0.16
206Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.16
207Trinidad and Tobago-0.2
208Armenia-0.21
209Japan-0.21
210Belarus-0.22
211Hungary-0.25
212Virgin Islands-0.25
213Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-0.25
214Montenegro-0.28
215Cuba-0.29
216Slovenia-0.31
217Romania-0.33
218Ukraine-0.41
219Serbia-0.46
220Croatia-0.5
221Northern Mariana Islands-0.51
222Micronesia, Federated States of-0.52
223Estonia-0.57
224Bulgaria-0.61
225Moldova-1.05
226Latvia-1.08
227Lithuania-1.08
228Saint Pierre and Miquelon-1.08
229Lebanon-1.1
230American Samoa-1.3
231Puerto Rico-1.74
232Cook Islands-2.79

Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Population growth rate map

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