Country Comparison > Population growth rate

RankCountryPopulation growth rate (%)
1Syria7.37
2Angola3.49
3Malawi3.31
4Burundi3.23
5Chad3.23
6Uganda3.18
7Niger3.16
8Mali2.98
9Sudan2.93
10Zambia2.91
11Ethiopia2.83
12Burkina Faso2.76
13Guinea2.75
14Tanzania2.74
15Gabon2.73
16Benin2.68
17Western Sahara2.64
18Togo2.61
19Liberia2.59
20Cameroon2.54
21Nigeria2.54
22Iraq2.5
23Guinea-Bissau2.48
24Mozambique2.46
25Madagascar2.46
26Equatorial Guinea2.41
27Sierra Leone2.4
28Egypt2.38
29Afghanistan2.37
30Senegal2.36
31Congo, Democratic Republic of the2.33
32East Timor2.32
33Rwanda2.3
34Cote d'Ivoire2.3
35Gaza Strip2.25
36British Virgin Islands2.2
37Bahrain2.19
38Congo, Republic of the2.17
39Yemen2.17
40Ghana2.16
41Mauritania2.14
42Djibouti2.13
43Central African Republic2.11
44Turks and Caicos Islands2.09
45Somalia2.08
46Jordan2.02
47Oman2
48Gambia, The1.99
49Cayman Islands1.96
50Qatar1.95
51Anguilla1.92
52Namibia1.91
53Solomon Islands1.9
54Luxembourg1.9
55West Bank1.81
56Vanuatu1.81
57Belize1.8
58Singapore1.79
59Guatemala1.72
60Zimbabwe1.68
61Papua New Guinea1.67
62Sao Tome and Principe1.66
63Saudi Arabia1.63
64Algeria1.63
65Tajikistan1.58
66Comoros1.57
67Kenya1.57
68Honduras1.56
69Brunei1.55
70Philippines1.55
71Botswana1.52
72Marshall Islands1.5
73Israel1.49
74Laos1.48
75Bolivia1.48
76Cambodia1.48
77Libya1.45
78United Arab Emirates1.44
79Pakistan1.41
80Kuwait1.38
81Malaysia1.34
82Cape Verde1.32
83Haiti1.31
84New Caledonia1.3
85Ecuador1.25
86Aruba1.24
87Panama1.24
88Venezuela1.21
89Antigua and Barbuda1.2
90Iran1.19
91Paraguay1.17
92India1.14
93Costa Rica1.13
94Kiribati1.12
95Christmas Island1.11
96Mongolia1.11
97Ireland1.11
98Turkmenistan1.1
99Nepal1.09
100Mexico1.09
101Iceland1.08
102Bhutan1.05
103Bangladesh1.02
104Kyrgyzstan1.02
105Australia1.01
106Suriname1
107Malta0.99
108Dominican Republic0.99
109Kazakhstan0.98
110Colombia0.97
111Nicaragua0.97
112South Africa0.97
113Tunisia0.95
114Morocco0.95
115Norway0.94
116Peru0.94
117Uzbekistan0.91
118Vietnam0.9
119Eritrea0.89
120Argentina0.89
121Burma0.89
122Tuvalu0.86
123French Polynesia0.85
124Indonesia0.83
125Azerbaijan0.83
126Swaziland0.82
127United States0.8
128Sweden0.8
129Bahamas, The0.79
130Liechtenstein0.78
131New Zealand0.77
132Jersey0.76
133Chile0.75
134Seychelles0.74
135Spain0.73
136Sri Lanka0.73
137Canada0.72
138Brazil0.71
139Macau0.71
140Saint Kitts and Nevis0.7
141San Marino0.7
142Switzerland0.68
143Belgium0.67
144Isle of Man0.65
145Samoa0.61
146Denmark0.59
147Faroe Islands0.58
148Mauritius0.57
149Fiji0.56
150Korea, North0.52
151Nauru0.51
152United Kingdom0.51
153Turkey0.49
154Guyana0.48
155Korea, South0.44
156Montserrat0.43
157Bermuda0.43
158Austria0.42
159Grenada0.42
160Palau0.4
161Netherlands0.38
162France0.37
163China0.37
164Finland0.33
165Saint Lucia0.31
166Wallis and Futuna0.3
167Monaco0.3
168Albania0.3
169Hong Kong0.29
170Thailand0.29
171Guernsey0.28
172Uruguay0.27
173Barbados0.26
174El Salvador0.25
175Lesotho0.24
176Guam0.23
177Gibraltar0.21
178Macedonia0.19
179Dominica0.17
180Italy0.16
181Taiwan0.15
182Saint Helena0.14
183Czech Republic0.1
184Ukraine0.04
185Slovenia0.03
186Norfolk Island0.01
187Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.01
188Georgia0.01
189Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
190Pitcairn Islands0
191Holy See (Vatican City)0
192Tokelau-0.01
193Andorra-0.01
194Slovakia-0.02
195Svalbard-0.03
196Niue-0.03
197Greenland-0.04
198Jamaica-0.05
199Maldives-0.06
200Greece-0.07
201Tonga-0.1
202Russia-0.11
203Poland-0.16
204Germany-0.17
205Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.17
206Trinidad and Tobago-0.23
207Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-0.23
208Belarus-0.24
209Japan-0.24
210Armenia-0.25
211Hungary-0.26
212Cuba-0.27
213Portugal-0.27
214Virgin Islands-0.3
215Montenegro-0.34
216Romania-0.35
217Serbia-0.47
218Croatia-0.51
219Northern Mariana Islands-0.52
220Micronesia, Federated States of-0.55
221Estonia-0.6
222Bulgaria-0.63
223Moldova-1.06
224Latvia-1.1
225Lithuania-1.1
226Saint Pierre and Miquelon-1.13
227South Sudan-1.16
228American Samoa-1.35
229Puerto Rico-1.7
230Cook Islands-2.72
231Lebanon-3.13

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, 2019

See also: Population growth rate map

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