Country Comparison > Population growth rate

RankCountryPopulation growth rate (%)
1South Sudan3.92
2Malawi3.32
3Burundi3.26
4Niger3.22
5Uganda3.22
6Burkina Faso3.01
7Mali2.96
8Zambia2.94
9Ethiopia2.88
10Iraq2.87
11Tanzania2.77
12Western Sahara2.76
13Benin2.75
14Angola2.72
15Togo2.66
16Qatar2.64
17Guinea2.62
18Cameroon2.58
19Madagascar2.54
20Rwanda2.53
21Egypt2.51
22Equatorial Guinea2.48
23United Arab Emirates2.47
24Mozambique2.45
25Nigeria2.44
26Liberia2.44
27Congo, Democratic Republic of the2.42
28Senegal2.42
29East Timor2.39
30Gaza Strip2.39
31Yemen2.37
32Sierra Leone2.36
33Afghanistan2.34
34Bahrain2.33
35British Virgin Islands2.28
36Turks and Caicos Islands2.23
37Zimbabwe2.2
38Mauritania2.2
39Ghana2.18
40Djibouti2.18
41Central African Republic2.12
42Gambia, The2.11
43Northern Mariana Islands2.07
44Congo, Republic of the2.06
45Cayman Islands2.05
46Luxembourg2.05
47Oman2.05
48Anguilla2
49Solomon Islands1.98
50Namibia1.98
51Somalia1.92
52Gabon1.92
53Vanuatu1.9
54Guinea-Bissau1.88
55Cote d'Ivoire1.88
56Chad1.88
57Singapore1.86
58West Bank1.86
59Belize1.84
60Kenya1.81
61Libya1.8
62Guatemala1.79
63Sao Tome and Principe1.78
64Algeria1.77
65Papua New Guinea1.75
66Comoros1.71
67Haiti1.71
68Sudan1.69
69Tajikistan1.66
70Honduras1.64
71Brunei1.6
72Marshall Islands1.6
73Philippines1.59
74Syria1.56
75Cambodia1.56
76Bolivia1.54
77Israel1.53
78Kuwait1.53
79Laos1.53
80Saudi Arabia1.46
81Pakistan1.45
82Sint Maarten1.44
83Malaysia1.4
84New Caledonia1.35
85Cape Verde1.35
86Ecuador1.31
87Aruba1.3
88Panama1.3
89Venezuela1.28
90Mongolia1.25
91Nepal1.24
92Antigua and Barbuda1.23
93Dominican Republic1.21
94Ireland1.2
95Costa Rica1.19
96Botswana1.19
97India1.19
98Iran1.18
99Iceland1.17
100Paraguay1.17
101Mexico1.15
102Kiribati1.14
103Turkmenistan1.13
104Christmas Island1.11
105Swaziland1.1
106Kyrgyzstan1.09
107Kazakhstan1.09
108Bhutan1.09
109Norway1.07
110Suriname1.05
111Bangladesh1.05
112Australia1.05
113Colombia1.02
114Burma1
115Morocco0.99
116Nicaragua0.99
117South Africa0.99
118Peru0.96
119Vietnam0.95
120Uzbekistan0.93
121Argentina0.93
122Azerbaijan0.92
123French Polynesia0.91
124Turkey0.9
125Indonesia0.89
126Tunisia0.86
127Tuvalu0.85
128Lebanon0.85
129Spain0.84
130Jordan0.83
131Bahamas, The0.83
132Liechtenstein0.82
133Eritrea0.81
134Sweden0.81
135United States0.81
136Seychelles0.8
137New Zealand0.8
138Chile0.8
139Sri Lanka0.8
140Jersey0.79
141San Marino0.78
142Macau0.77
143Brazil0.75
144Saint Kitts and Nevis0.75
145Canada0.74
146Belgium0.73
147Isle of Man0.72
148Switzerland0.7
149Jamaica0.68
150Guam0.64
151Fiji0.63
152Mauritius0.61
153Samoa0.59
154United Kingdom0.53
155Korea, North0.53
156Korea, South0.53
157Faroe Islands0.53
158Nauru0.52
159Austria0.51
160Montserrat0.48
161Bermuda0.47
162Grenada0.46
163China0.43
164Curacao0.42
165France0.41
166Netherlands0.4
167Palau0.39
168Finland0.38
169Hong Kong0.35
170Saint Lucia0.33
171Wallis and Futuna0.33
172Thailand0.32
173Guernsey0.32
174Albania0.31
175Barbados0.3
176Lesotho0.3
177Malta0.29
178Uruguay0.27
179El Salvador0.25
180Gibraltar0.24
181Italy0.23
182Denmark0.22
183Saint Helena0.21
184Taiwan0.2
185Dominica0.2
186Monaco0.18
187Macedonia0.18
188Guyana0.17
189Andorra0.07
190Portugal0.07
191Norfolk Island0.01
192Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.01
193Slovakia0.01
194Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
195Pitcairn Islands0
196Holy See (Vatican City)0
197Tokelau-0.01
198Tonga-0.01
199Greenland-0.02
200Greece-0.03
201Svalbard-0.03
202Niue-0.03
203Georgia-0.05
204Russia-0.06
205Maldives-0.07
206Poland-0.11
207Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.14
208Germany-0.16
209Trinidad and Tobago-0.17
210Armenia-0.18
211Japan-0.19
212Belarus-0.21
213Hungary-0.24
214American Samoa-0.25
215Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-0.26
216Slovenia-0.29
217Cuba-0.3
218Romania-0.32
219Montenegro-0.35
220Ukraine-0.39
221Serbia-0.46
222Micronesia, Federated States of-0.49
223Croatia-0.5
224Estonia-0.54
225Puerto Rico-0.54
226Bulgaria-0.6
227Virgin Islands-0.62
228Moldova-1.04
229Lithuania-1.06
230Latvia-1.07
231Saint Pierre and Miquelon-1.09
232Cook Islands-2.88

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, 2017

See also: Population growth rate map

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