Country Comparison > Population growth rate

RankCountryPopulation growth rate (%)
1Syria4.64
2Niger3.66
3Angola3.4
4Benin3.39
5Uganda3.35
6Malawi3.29
7Congo, Democratic Republic of the3.18
8Chad3.16
9Burundi2.94
10Mali2.93
11Zambia2.88
12Cameroon2.78
13South Sudan2.76
14Guinea2.76
15Liberia2.74
16Tanzania2.71
17Sudan2.69
18Burkina Faso2.63
19Mozambique2.6
20Togo2.55
21Ethiopia2.55
22Nigeria2.53
23Guinea-Bissau2.52
24Western Sahara2.51
25Sierra Leone2.44
26Gabon2.43
27Afghanistan2.39
28Madagascar2.37
29Equatorial Guinea2.34
30Congo, Republic of the2.29
31Senegal2.29
32East Timor2.25
33Somalia2.25
34Egypt2.25
35Cote d'Ivoire2.24
36Kenya2.18
37Ghana2.15
38Iraq2.13
39British Virgin Islands2.12
40Gaza Strip2.09
41Central African Republic2.08
42Mauritania2.07
43Djibouti2.05
44Bahrain2.05
45Pakistan2.04
46Yemen2
47Turks and Caicos Islands1.97
48Oman1.94
49Zimbabwe1.93
50Libya1.88
51Cayman Islands1.88
52Gambia, The1.86
53Rwanda1.85
54Anguilla1.85
55Namibia1.84
56Solomon Islands1.82
57Luxembourg1.76
58West Bank1.75
59Singapore1.72
60Vanuatu1.71
61Belize1.7
62Guatemala1.67
63Saudi Arabia1.59
64Papua New Guinea1.58
65Sao Tome and Principe1.55
66Philippines1.51
67Tajikistan1.49
68Brunei1.49
69United Arab Emirates1.49
70Algeria1.48
71Botswana1.46
72Israel1.45
73Comoros1.44
74Qatar1.42
75Bolivia1.42
76Laos1.42
77Marshall Islands1.4
78New Zealand1.39
79Cambodia1.38
80Australia1.36
81Malaysia1.28
82Cape Verde1.26
83Honduras1.25
84Haiti1.25
85New Caledonia1.24
86Kuwait1.24
87Panama1.18
88Ecuador1.18
89Aruba1.18
90Antigua and Barbuda1.17
91Paraguay1.16
92Cyprus1.16
93Christmas Island1.11
94India1.09
95Kiribati1.07
96Iran1.07
97Costa Rica1.07
98Turkmenistan1.05
99Mexico1.02
100Ireland1.01
101Bhutan1
102Iceland1
103South Africa0.97
104Bangladesh0.97
105Mongolia0.95
106Nicaragua0.95
107Morocco0.95
108Eritrea0.94
109Dominican Republic0.94
110Nepal0.94
111Kyrgyzstan0.94
112Suriname0.93
113Colombia0.91
114Peru0.91
115Uzbekistan0.88
116Tuvalu0.86
117Kazakhstan0.86
118Argentina0.85
119Burma0.83
120Jordan0.83
121Malta0.83
122Vietnam0.82
123Tunisia0.81
124Norway0.81
125Guyana0.8
126Canada0.8
127Sweden0.79
128El Salvador0.78
129French Polynesia0.77
130Indonesia0.77
131Swaziland0.76
132Azerbaijan0.74
133Liechtenstein0.74
134Bahamas, The0.74
135United States0.71
136Jersey0.7
137Chile0.7
138Venezuela0.69
139Seychelles0.67
140Kosovo0.66
141Brazil0.66
142Switzerland0.65
143Saint Kitts and Nevis0.65
144Sri Lanka0.65
145Spain0.65
146San Marino0.64
147Macau0.62
148Belgium0.61
149Faroe Islands0.61
150Samoa0.61
151Montserrat0.58
152Isle of Man0.57
153Mauritius0.53
154Korea, North0.5
155United Kingdom0.49
156Fiji0.48
157Nauru0.45
158Denmark0.44
159Turkey0.44
160Monaco0.39
161Palau0.39
162Bermuda0.37
163Saint Martin0.37
164Korea, South0.37
165Grenada0.37
166Netherlands0.37
167France0.34
168Austria0.33
169China0.29
170Finland0.28
171Saint Lucia0.28
172Wallis and Futuna0.27
173Uruguay0.27
174Albania0.27
175Guernsey0.25
176Thailand0.24
177Barbados0.22
178Hong Kong0.22
179Guam0.19
180Gibraltar0.19
181Lesotho0.17
182Macedonia0.14
183Dominica0.12
184Saint Helena0.11
185Taiwan0.1
186Italy0.09
187Georgia0.07
188Czech Republic0.05
189Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.01
190Norfolk Island0.01
191Slovenia0
192Pitcairn Islands0
193Holy See (Vatican City)0
194Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
195Tokelau-0.01
196Svalbard-0.03
197Niue-0.03
198Slovakia-0.06
199Andorra-0.07
200Jamaica-0.08
201Greenland-0.09
202Maldives-0.09
203Russia-0.17
204Tonga-0.19
205Germany-0.2
206Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.2
207Poland-0.2
208Ukraine-0.21
209Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-0.21
210Saint Barthelemy-0.24
211Portugal-0.24
212Cuba-0.25
213Belarus-0.28
214Hungary-0.29
215Japan-0.29
216Trinidad and Tobago-0.31
217Armenia-0.31
218Greece-0.32
219Romania-0.38
220Montenegro-0.38
221Virgin Islands-0.4
222Serbia-0.47
223Croatia-0.5
224Northern Mariana Islands-0.56
225Micronesia, Federated States of-0.62
226Bulgaria-0.66
227Estonia-0.67
228Moldova-1.09
229Latvia-1.13
230Lithuania-1.14
231Saint Pierre and Miquelon-1.18
232American Samoa-1.42
233Puerto Rico-1.55
234Cook Islands-2.55
235Lebanon-8.06

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, 2020

See also: Population growth rate map

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