Field Listing :: Population growth rate
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
Country
Population growth rate(%)
Afghanistan 2.29% (2014 est.)
Albania 0.3% (2014 est.)
Algeria 1.88% (2014 est.)
American Samoa -0.35% (2014 est.)
Andorra 0.17% (2014 est.)
Angola 2.78% (2014 est.)
Anguilla 2.06% (2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 1.25% (2014 est.)
Argentina 0.95% (2014 est.)
Armenia -0.13% (2014 est.)
Aruba 1.36% (2014 est.)
Australia 1.09% (2014 est.)
Austria 0.01% (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 0.99% (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The 0.87% (2014 est.)
Bahrain 2.49% (2014 est.)
Bangladesh 1.6% (2014 est.)
Barbados 0.33% (2014 est.)
Belarus -0.19% (2014 est.)
Belgium 0.05% (2014 est.)
Belize 1.92% (2014 est.)
Benin 2.81% (2014 est.)
Bermuda 0.52% (2014 est.)
Bhutan 1.13% (2014 est.)
Bolivia 1.6% (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.11% (2014 est.)
Botswana 1.26% (2014 est.)
Brazil 0.8% (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands 2.36% (2014 est.)
Brunei 1.65% (2014 est.)
Bulgaria -0.83% (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 3.05% (2014 est.)
Burma 1.03% (2014 est.)
Burundi 3.28% (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde 1.39% (2014 est.)
Cambodia 1.63% (2014 est.)
Cameroon 2.6% (2014 est.)
Canada 0.76% (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands 2.14% (2014 est.)
Central African Republic 2.13% (2014 est.)
Chad 1.92% (2014 est.)
Chile 0.84% (2014 est.)
China 0.44% (2014 est.)
Christmas Island 1.11% (2014 est.)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0% (2014 est.)
Colombia 1.07% (2014 est.)
Comoros 1.87% (2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2.5% (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 1.94% (2014 est.)
Cook Islands -3% (2014 est.)
Costa Rica 1.24% (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 1.96% (2014 est.)
Croatia -0.12% (2014 est.)
Cuba -0.14% (2014 est.)
Curacao NA
Cyprus 1.48% (2014 est.)
Czech Republic 0.17% (2014 est.)
Denmark 0.22% (2014 est.)
Djibouti 2.23% (2014 est.)
Dominica 0.22% (2014 est.)
Dominican Republic 1.25% (2014 est.)
Ecuador 1.37% (2014 est.)
Egypt 1.84% (2014 est.)
El Salvador 0.27% (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 2.54% (2014 est.)
Eritrea 2.3% (2014 est.)
Estonia -0.68% (2014 est.)
Ethiopia 2.89% (2014 est.)
European Union 0.21% (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.01% (2009 est.)
Faroe Islands 0.49% (2014 est.)
Fiji 0.7% (2014 est.)
Finland 0.05% (2014 est.)
France 0.45% (2014 est.)
French Polynesia 0.97% (2014 est.)
Gabon 1.94% (2014 est.)
Gambia, The 2.23% (2014 est.)
Gaza Strip 2.91% (2014 est.)
Georgia -0.11% (2014 est.)
Germany -0.18% (2014 est.)
Ghana 2.19% (2014 est.)
Gibraltar 0.25% (2014 est.)
Greece 0.01% (2014 est.)
Greenland 0.02% (2014 est.)
Grenada 0.5% (2014 est.)
Guam 0.44% (2014 est.)
Guatemala 1.86% (2014 est.)
Guernsey 0.36% (2014 est.)
Guinea 2.63% (2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 1.93% (2014 est.)
Guyana -0.11% (2014 est.)
Haiti 1.08%
note: the preliminary 2011 numbers differ significantly from those of 2010, which were strongly influenced by the demographic effect of the January 2010 earthquake; the latest figures more closely correspond to those of 2009 (2014 est.)
Holy See (Vatican City) 0% (2014 est.)
Honduras 1.74% (2014 est.)
Hong Kong 0.41% (2014 est.)
Hungary -0.21% (2014 est.)
Iceland 0.65% (2014 est.)
India 1.25% (2014 est.)
Indonesia 0.95% (2014 est.)
Iran 1.22% (2014 est.)
Iraq 2.23% (2014 est.)
Ireland 1.2% (2014 est.)
Isle of Man 0.8% (2014 est.)
Israel 1.46% (2014 est.)
Italy 0.3% (2014 est.)
Jamaica 0.69% (2014 est.)
Japan -0.13% (2014 est.)
Jersey 0.81% (2014 est.)
Jordan 3.86% (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 1.17% (2014 est.)
Kenya 2.11% (2014 est.)
Kiribati 1.18% (2014 est.)
Korea, North 0.53% (2014 est.)
Korea, South 0.16% (2014 est.)
Kuwait 1.7%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 1.04% (2014 est.)
Laos 1.59% (2014 est.)
Latvia -0.62% (2014 est.)
Lebanon 9.37% (2014 est.)
Lesotho 0.34% (2014 est.)
Liberia 2.52% (2014 est.)
Libya 3.08% (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein 0.82% (2014 est.)
Lithuania -0.29% (2014 est.)
Luxembourg 1.12% (2014 est.)
Macau 0.83% (2014 est.)
Macedonia 0.21% (2014 est.)
Madagascar 2.62% (2014 est.)
Malawi 3.33% (2014 est.)
Malaysia 1.47% (2014 est.)
Maldives -0.09% (2014 est.)
Mali 3% (2014 est.)
Malta 0.33% (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands 1.72% (2014 est.)
Mauritania 2.26% (2014 est.)
Mauritius 0.66% (2014 est.)
Mexico 1.21% (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of -0.42% (2014 est.)
Moldova -1.02% (2014 est.)
Monaco 0.06% (2014 est.)
Mongolia 1.37% (2014 est.)
Montenegro -0.49% (2014 est.)
Montserrat 0.48% (2014 est.)
Morocco 1.02% (2014 est.)
Mozambique 2.45% (2014 est.)
Namibia 0.67% (2014 est.)
Nauru 0.56% (2014 est.)
Nepal 1.82% (2014 est.)
Netherlands 0.42% (2014 est.)
New Caledonia 1.42% (2014 est.)
New Zealand 0.83% (2014 est.)
Nicaragua 1.02% (2014 est.)
Niger 3.28% (2014 est.)
Nigeria 2.47% (2014 est.)
Niue -0.03% (2014 est.)
Norfolk Island 0.01% (2014 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 1.13% (2014 est.)
Norway 1.19% (2014 est.)
Oman 2.06% (2014 est.)
Pakistan 1.49% (2014 est.)
Palau 0.37% (2014 est.)
Panama 1.35% (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea 1.84% (2014 est.)
Paraguay 1.19% (2014 est.)
Peru 0.99% (2014 est.)
Philippines 1.81% (2014 est.)
Pitcairn Islands 0% (2014 est.)
Poland -0.11% (2014 est.)
Portugal 0.12% (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico -0.65% (2014 est.)
Qatar 3.58% (2014 est.)
Romania -0.29% (2014 est.)
Russia -0.03% (2014 est.)
Rwanda 2.63% (2014 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0.27% (2014 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.78% (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia 0.35% (2014 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon -1.02% (2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.29% (2014 est.)
Samoa 0.59% (2014 est.)
San Marino 0.87% (2014 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 1.89% (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia 1.49% (2014 est.)
Senegal 2.48% (2014 est.)
Serbia -0.46% (2014 est.)
Seychelles 0.87% (2014 est.)
Sierra Leone 2.33% (2014 est.)
Singapore 1.92% (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten 1.51% (2013 est.)
Slovakia 0.03% (2014 est.)
Slovenia -0.23% (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands 2.07% (2014 est.)
Somalia 1.75% (2014 est.)
South Africa -0.48% (2014 est.)
South Sudan 4.12% (2014 est.)
Spain 0.81% (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka 0.86% (2014 est.)
Sudan 1.78% (2014 est.)
Suriname 1.12% (2014 est.)
Svalbard -0.03% (2014 est.)
Swaziland 1.14% (2014 est.)
Sweden 0.79% (2014 est.)
Switzerland 0.78% (2014 est.)
Syria -9.73% (2014 est.)
Taiwan 0.25% (2014 est.)
Tajikistan 1.75% (2014 est.)
Tanzania 2.8% (2014 est.)
Thailand 0.35% (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste 2.44% (2014 est.)
Togo 2.71% (2014 est.)
Tokelau -0.01% (2014 est.)
Tonga 0.09% (2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago -0.11% (2014 est.)
Tunisia 0.92% (2014 est.)
Turkey 1.12% (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan 1.14% (2014 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 2.58% (2014 est.)
Tuvalu 0.8% (2014 est.)
Uganda 3.24% (2014 est.)
Ukraine -0.64% (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates 2.71% (2014 est.)
United Kingdom 0.54% (2014 est.)
United States 0.77% (2014 est.)
Uruguay 0.26% (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan 0.93% (2014 est.)
Vanuatu 2.01% (2014 est.)
Venezuela 1.42% (2014 est.)
Vietnam 1% (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands -0.56% (2014 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 0.33% (2014 est.)
West Bank 1.99% (2014 est.)
Western Sahara 2.89% (2014 est.)
World 1.1%
note: this rate results in about 148 net additions to the worldwide population every minute or 2.5 every second (2013 est.)
Yemen 2.72% (2014 est.)
Zambia 2.88% (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 4.36% (2014 est.)