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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.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryPOPULATION GROWTH RATE(%)
Afghanistan 2.4% (2017 est.)
Albania 0.3% (2017 est.)
Algeria 1.7% (2017 est.)
American Samoa -1.3% (2017 est.)
Andorra 0% (2017 est.)
Angola 3.5% (2017 est.)
Anguilla 2% (2017 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 1.2% (2017 est.)
Argentina 0.9% (2017 est.)
Armenia -0.2% (2017 est.)
Aruba 1.3% (2017 est.)
Australia 1% (2017 est.)
Austria 0.5% (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan 0.9% (2017 est.)
Bahamas, The 0.8% (2017 est.)
Bahrain 2.3% (2017 est.)
Bangladesh 1% (2017 est.)
Barbados 0.3% (2017 est.)
Belarus -0.2% (2017 est.)
Belgium 0.7% (2017 est.)
Belize 1.8% (2017 est.)
Benin 2.7% (2017 est.)
Bermuda 0.5% (2017 est.)
Bhutan 1.1% (2017 est.)
Bolivia 1.5% (2017 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.2% (2017 est.)
Botswana 1.6% (2017 est.)
Brazil 0.7% (2017 est.)
British Virgin Islands 2.3% (2017 est.)
Brunei 1.6% (2017 est.)
Bulgaria -0.6% (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso 3% (2017 est.)
Burma 0.9% (2017 est.)
Burundi 3.3% (2017 est.)
Cabo Verde 1.3% (2017 est.)
Cambodia 1.5% (2017 est.)
Cameroon 2.6% (2017 est.)
Canada 0.7% (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands 2% (2017 est.)
Central African Republic 2.1% (2017 est.)
Chad 1.9% (2017 est.)
Chile 0.8% (2017 est.)
China 0.4% (2017 est.)
Christmas Island 1.11% (2014 est.)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0% (2014 est.)
Colombia 1% (2017 est.)
Comoros 1.6% (2017 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2.4% (2017 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 2.1% (2017 est.)
Cook Islands -2.8% (2017 est.)
Costa Rica 1.2% (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 1.8% (2017 est.)
Croatia -0.5% (2017 est.)
Cuba -0.3% (2017 est.)
Curacao 0.4% (2017 est.)
Cyprus 1.3% (2017 est.)
Czechia 0.1% (2017 est.)
Denmark 0.2% (2017 est.)
Djibouti 2.2% (2017 est.)
Dominica 0.2% (2017 est.)
Dominican Republic 1.2% (2017 est.)
Ecuador 1.3% (2017 est.)
Egypt 2.5% (2017 est.)
El Salvador 0.3% (2017 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 2.4% (2017 est.)
Eritrea 0.9% (2017 est.)
Estonia -0.6% (2017 est.)
Ethiopia 2.9% (2017 est.)
European Union 0.23% (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.01% (2014 est.)
Faroe Islands 0.6% (2017 est.)
Fiji 0.6% (2017 est.)
Finland 0.4% (2017 est.)
France 0.4% (2017 est.)
French Polynesia 0.9% (2017 est.)
Gabon 1.9% (2017 est.)
Gambia, The 2.1% (2017 est.)
Gaza Strip 2.3% (2017 est.)
Georgia 0% (2017 est.)
Germany -0.2% (2017 est.)
Ghana 2.2% (2017 est.)
Gibraltar 0.2% (2017 est.)
Greece -0.1% (2017 est.)
Greenland 0% (2017 est.)
Grenada 0.4% (2017 est.)
Guam 0.3% (2017 est.)
Guatemala 1.8% (2017 est.)
Guernsey 0.3% (2017 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 1.9% (2017 est.)
Guinea 2.6% (2017 est.)
Guyana 0.3% (2017 est.)
Haiti 1.3% (2017 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 0% (2014 est.)
Honduras 1.6% (2017 est.)
Hong Kong 0.3% (2017 est.)
Hungary -0.3% (2017 est.)
Iceland 1.1% (2017 est.)
India 1.2% (2017 est.)
Indonesia 0.9% (2017 est.)
Iran 1.2% (2017 est.)
Iraq 2.6% (2017 est.)
Ireland 1.2% (2017 est.)
Isle of Man 0.7% (2017 est.)
Israel 1.5% (2017 est.)
Italy 0.2% (2017 est.)
Jamaica 0.7% (2017 est.)
Japan -0.2% (2017 est.)
Jersey 0.8% (2017 est.)
Jordan 2.1% (2017 est.)
Kazakhstan 1% (2017 est.)
Kenya 1.7% (2017 est.)
Kiribati 1.1% (2017 est.)
Korea, North 0.5% (2017 est.)
Korea, South 0.5% (2017 est.)
Kuwait 1.5% (2017 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 1.1% (2017 est.)
Laos 1.5% (2017 est.)
Latvia -1.1% (2017 est.)
Lebanon -1.1% (2017 est.)
Lesotho 0.3% (2017 est.)
Liberia 2.5% (2017 est.)
Libya 1.6% (2017 est.)
Liechtenstein 0.8% (2017 est.)
Lithuania -1.1% (2017 est.)
Luxembourg 2% (2017 est.)
Macau 0.7% (2017 est.)
Macedonia 0.2% (2017 est.)
Madagascar 2.5% (2017 est.)
Malawi 3.3% (2017 est.)
Malaysia 1.4% (2017 est.)
Maldives -0.1% (2017 est.)
Mali 3% (2017 est.)
Malta 0.3% (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands 1.6% (2017 est.)
Mauritania 2.2% (2017 est.)
Mauritius 0.6% (2017 est.)
Mexico 1.1% (2017 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of -0.5% (2017 est.)
Moldova -1.1% (2017 est.)
Monaco 0.2% (2017 est.)
Mongolia 1.2% (2017 est.)
Montenegro -0.3% (2017 est.)
Montserrat 0.5% (2017 est.)
Morocco 1% (2017 est.)
Mozambique 2.5% (2017 est.)
Namibia 2% (2017 est.)
Nauru 0.5% (2017 est.)
Nepal 1.2% (2017 est.)
Netherlands 0.4% (2017 est.)
New Caledonia 1.3% (2017 est.)
New Zealand 0.8% (2017 est.)
Nicaragua 1% (2017 est.)
Nigeria 2.4% (2017 est.)
Niger 3.2% (2017 est.)
Niue -0.03% (2014 est.)
Norfolk Island 0.01% (2014 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands -0.5% (2017 est.)
Norway 1% (2017 est.)
Oman 2% (2017 est.)
Pakistan 1.4% (2017 est.)
Palau 0.4% (2017 est.)
Panama 1.3% (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea 1.7% (2017 est.)
Paraguay 1.2% (2017 est.)
Peru 1% (2017 est.)
Philippines 1.6% (2017 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 0% (2014 est.)
Poland -0.1% (2017 est.)
Portugal 0% (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico -1.7% (2017 est.)
Qatar 2.3% (2017 est.)
Romania -0.3% (2017 est.)
Russia -0.1% (2017 est.)
Rwanda 2.5% (2017 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0.2% (2017 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.7% (2017 est.)
Saint Lucia 0.3% (2017 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon -1.1% (2017 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.3% (2017 est.)
Samoa 0.6% (2017 est.)
San Marino 0.7% (2017 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 1.7% (2017 est.)
Saudi Arabia 1.5% (2017 est.)
Senegal 2.4% (2017 est.)
Serbia -0.5% (2017 est.)
Seychelles 0.8% (2017 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.4% (2017 est.)
Singapore 1.8% (2017 est.)
Sint Maarten 1.4% (2017 est.)
Slovakia 0% (2017 est.)
Slovenia -0.3% (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands 1.9% (2017 est.)
Somalia 2% (2017 est.)
South Africa 1% (2017 est.)
South Sudan 3.8% (2017 est.)
Spain 0.8% (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka 0.8% (2017 est.)
Sudan 1.6% (2017 est.)
Suriname 1% (2017 est.)
Svalbard -0.03% (2014 est.)
Swaziland 1.1% (2017 est.)
Sweden 0.8% (2017 est.)
Switzerland 0.7% (2017 est.)
Syria 7.9% (2017 est.)
Taiwan 0.2% (2017 est.)
Tajikistan 1.6% (2017 est.)
Tanzania 2.8% (2017 est.)
Thailand 0.3% (2017 est.)
Timor-Leste 2.4% (2017 est.)
Togo 2.6% (2017 est.)
Tokelau -0.01% (2014 est.)
Tonga -0.1% (2017 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago -0.2% (2017 est.)
Tunisia 1% (2017 est.)
Turkey 0.5% (2017 est.)
Turkmenistan 1.1% (2017 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 2.2% (2017 est.)
Tuvalu 0.9% (2017 est.)
Uganda 3.2% (2017 est.)
Ukraine -0.4% (2017 est.)
United Arab Emirates 2.4% (2017 est.)
United Kingdom 0.5% (2017 est.)
United States 0.8% (2017 est.)
Uruguay 0.3% (2017 est.)
Uzbekistan 0.9% (2017 est.)
Vanuatu 1.9% (2017 est.)
Venezuela 1.2% (2017 est.)
Vietnam 0.9% (2017 est.)
Virgin Islands -0.3% (2017 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 0.3% (2017 est.)
West Bank 1.8% (2017 est.)
Western Sahara 2.7% (2017 est.)
World 1.06%
note: this rate results in about 148 net additions to the worldwide population every minute or 2.5 every second (2016 est.)
Yemen 2.3% (2017 est.)
Zambia 2.9% (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe 1.6% (2017 est.)