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FIELD LISTING :: POPULATION GROWTH RATE Print
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 2.32% (2015 est.)
Albania 0.3% (2015 est.)
Algeria 1.84% (2015 est.)
American Samoa -0.3% (2015 est.)
Andorra 0.12% (2015 est.)
Angola 2.78% (2015 est.)
Anguilla 2.03% (2015 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 1.24% (2015 est.)
Argentina 0.93% (2015 est.)
Armenia -0.15% (2015 est.)
Aruba 1.33% (2015 est.)
Australia 1.07% (2015 est.)
Austria 0.55% (2015 est.)
Azerbaijan 0.96% (2015 est.)
Bahamas, The 0.85% (2015 est.)
Bahrain 2.41% (2015 est.)
Bangladesh 1.6% (2015 est.)
Barbados 0.31% (2015 est.)
Belarus -0.2% (2015 est.)
Belgium 0.76% (2015 est.)
Belize 1.87% (2015 est.)
Benin 2.78% (2015 est.)
Bermuda 0.5% (2015 est.)
Bhutan 1.11% (2015 est.)
Bolivia 1.56% (2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.13% (2015 est.)
Botswana 1.21% (2015 est.)
Brazil 0.77% (2015 est.)
British Virgin Islands 2.32% (2015 est.)
Brunei 1.62% (2015 est.)
Bulgaria -0.58% (2015 est.)
Burkina Faso 3.03% (2015 est.)
Burma 1.01% (2015 est.)
Burundi 3.28% (2015 est.)
Cabo Verde 1.36% (2015 est.)
Cambodia 1.58% (2015 est.)
Cameroon 2.59% (2015 est.)
Canada 0.75% (2015 est.)
Cayman Islands 2.1% (2015 est.)
Central African Republic 2.13% (2015 est.)
Chad 1.89% (2015 est.)
Chile 0.82% (2015 est.)
China 0.45% (2015 est.)
Christmas Island 1.11% (2014 est.)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0% (2014 est.)
Colombia 1.04% (2015 est.)
Comoros 1.77% (2015 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2.45% (2015 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 2% (2015 est.)
Cook Islands -2.95% (2015 est.)
Costa Rica 1.22% (2015 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 1.91% (2015 est.)
Croatia -0.13% (2015 est.)
Cuba -0.15% (2015 est.)
Curacao 0.43% (2015 est.)
Cyprus 1.43% (2015 est.)
Czech Republic 0.16% (2015 est.)
Denmark 0.22% (2015 est.)
Djibouti 2.2% (2015 est.)
Dominica 0.21% (2015 est.)
Dominican Republic 1.23% (2015 est.)
Ecuador 1.35% (2015 est.)
Egypt 1.79% (2015 est.)
El Salvador 0.25% (2015 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 2.51% (2015 est.)
Eritrea 2.25% (2015 est.)
Estonia -0.55% (2015 est.)
Ethiopia 2.89% (2015 est.)
European Union 0.25% (2015 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.01% (2014 est.)
Faroe Islands 0.51% (2015 est.)
Fiji 0.67% (2015 est.)
Finland 0.4% (2015 est.)
France 0.43% (2015 est.)
French Polynesia 0.94% (2015 est.)
Gabon 1.93% (2015 est.)
Gambia, The 2.16% (2015 est.)
Gaza Strip 2.81% (2015 est.)
Georgia -0.08% (2015 est.)
Germany -0.17% (2015 est.)
Ghana 2.18% (2015 est.)
Gibraltar 0.24% (2015 est.)
Greece -0.01% (2015 est.)
Greenland 0% (2015 est.)
Grenada 0.48% (2015 est.)
Guam 0.54% (2015 est.)
Guatemala 1.82% (2015 est.)
Guernsey 0.34% (2015 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 1.91% (2015 est.)
Guinea 2.63% (2015 est.)
Guyana 0.02% (2015 est.)
Haiti 1.172% (2015 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 0% (2014 est.)
Honduras 1.68% (2015 est.)
Hong Kong 0.38% (2015 est.)
Hungary -0.22% (2015 est.)
Iceland 1.21% (2015 est.)
India 1.22% (2015 est.)
Indonesia 0.92% (2015 est.)
Iran 1.2% (2015 est.)
Iraq 2.93% (2015 est.)
Ireland 1.25% (2015 est.)
Isle of Man 0.76% (2015 est.)
Israel 1.56% (2015 est.)
Italy 0.27% (2015 est.)
Jamaica 0.68% (2015 est.)
Japan -0.16% (2015 est.)
Jersey 0.8% (2015 est.)
Jordan 0.83% (2015 est.)
Kazakhstan 1.14% (2015 est.)
Kenya 1.93% (2015 est.)
Kiribati 1.15% (2015 est.)
Korea, North 0.53% (2015 est.)
Korea, South 0.14% (2015 est.)
Kuwait 1.615% (2015 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 1.11% (2015 est.)
Laos 1.55% (2015 est.)
Latvia -1.06% (2015 est.)
Lebanon 0.86% (2015 est.)
Lesotho 0.32% (2015 est.)
Liberia 2.47% (2015 est.)
Libya 2.23% (2015 est.)
Liechtenstein 0.84% (2015 est.)
Lithuania -1.04% (2015 est.)
Luxembourg 2.13% (2015 est.)
Macau 0.8% (2015 est.)
Macedonia 0.2% (2015 est.)
Madagascar 2.58% (2015 est.)
Malawi 3.32% (2015 est.)
Malaysia 1.44% (2015 est.)
Maldives -0.08% (2015 est.)
Mali 2.98% (2015 est.)
Malta 0.31% (2015 est.)
Marshall Islands 1.66% (2015 est.)
Mauritania 2.23% (2015 est.)
Mauritius 0.64% (2015 est.)
Mexico 1.18% (2015 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of -0.46% (2015 est.)
Moldova -1.03% (2015 est.)
Monaco 0.12% (2015 est.)
Mongolia 1.31% (2015 est.)
Montenegro -0.42% (2015 est.)
Montserrat 0.5% (2015 est.)
Morocco 1% (2015 est.)
Mozambique 2.45% (2015 est.)
Namibia 0.59% (2015 est.)
Nauru 0.55% (2015 est.)
Nepal 1.79% (2015 est.)
Netherlands 0.41% (2015 est.)
New Caledonia 1.38% (2015 est.)
New Zealand 0.82% (2015 est.)
Nicaragua 1% (2015 est.)
Nigeria 2.45% (2015 est.)
Niger 3.25% (2015 est.)
Niue -0.03% (2014 est.)
Norfolk Island 0.01% (2014 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 2.18% (2015 est.)
Norway 1.13% (2015 est.)
Oman 2.07% (2015 est.)
Pakistan 1.46% (2015 est.)
Palau 0.38% (2015 est.)
Panama 1.32% (2015 est.)
Papua New Guinea 1.78% (2015 est.)
Paraguay 1.16% (2015 est.)
Peru 0.97% (2015 est.)
Philippines 1.61% (2015 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 0% (2014 est.)
Poland -0.09% (2015 est.)
Portugal 0.09% (2015 est.)
Puerto Rico -0.6% (2015 est.)
Qatar 3.07% (2015 est.)
Romania -0.3% (2015 est.)
Russia -0.04% (2015 est.)
Rwanda 2.56% (2015 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0.24% (2015 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.76% (2015 est.)
Saint Lucia 0.34% (2015 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon -1.08% (2015 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.28% (2015 est.)
Samoa 0.58% (2015 est.)
San Marino 0.82% (2015 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 1.84% (2015 est.)
Saudi Arabia 1.46% (2015 est.)
Senegal 2.45% (2015 est.)
Serbia -0.46% (2015 est.)
Seychelles 0.83% (2015 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.35% (2015 est.)
Singapore 1.89% (2015 est.)
Sint Maarten 1.51% (2013 est.)
Slovakia 0.02% (2015 est.)
Slovenia -0.26% (2015 est.)
Solomon Islands 2.02% (2015 est.)
Somalia 1.83% (2015 est.)
South Africa 1.33% (2015 est.)
South Sudan 4.02% (2015 est.)
Spain 0.89% (2015 est.)
Sri Lanka 0.84% (2015 est.)
Sudan 1.72% (2015 est.)
Suriname 1.08% (2015 est.)
Svalbard -0.03% (2014 est.)
Swaziland 1.11% (2015 est.)
Sweden 0.8% (2015 est.)
Switzerland 0.71% (2015 est.)
Syria -0.16% (2015 est.)
Taiwan 0.23% (2015 est.)
Tajikistan 1.71% (2015 est.)
Tanzania 2.79% (2015 est.)
Thailand 0.34% (2015 est.)
Timor-Leste 2.42% (2015 est.)
Togo 2.69% (2015 est.)
Tokelau -0.01% (2014 est.)
Tonga 0.03% (2015 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago -0.13% (2015 est.)
Tunisia 0.89% (2015 est.)
Turkey 1.26% (2015 est.)
Turkmenistan 1.14% (2015 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 2.3% (2015 est.)
Tuvalu 0.82% (2015 est.)
Uganda 3.24% (2015 est.)
Ukraine -0.6% (2015 est.)
United Arab Emirates 2.58% (2015 est.)
United Kingdom 0.54% (2015 est.)
United States 0.78% (2015 est.)
Uruguay 0.27% (2015 est.)
Uzbekistan 0.93% (2015 est.)
Vanuatu 1.95% (2015 est.)
Venezuela 1.39% (2015 est.)
Vietnam 0.97% (2015 est.)
Virgin Islands -0.59% (2015 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 0.33% (2015 est.)
West Bank 1.95% (2015 est.)
Western Sahara 2.82% (2015 est.)
World 1.08%
note: this rate results in about 149 net additions to the worldwide population every minute or 2.5 every second (2015 est.)
Yemen 2.47% (2015 est.)
Zambia 2.88% (2015 est.)
Zimbabwe 2.21% (2015 est.)
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