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People > Population growth: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Oman 7.89% 2015
2 Qatar 5.9% 2015
3 South Sudan 4.02% 2015
4 Niger 3.85% 2015
5 Kuwait 3.61% 2015
6 Jordan 3.5% 2015
7 Uganda 3.33% 2015
=8 Western Sahara 3.21% 2015
=8 Zambia 3.21% 2015
10 Eritrea 3.2% 2015
11 Gambia 3.18% 2015
12 Burundi 3.16% 2015
13 Angola 3.09% 2015
14 Lebanon 3.04% 2015
15 Tanzania 3.02% 2015
16 Mali 3.01% 2015
17 Chad 2.98% 2015
18 Senegal 2.9% 2015
19 Iraq 2.88% 2015
20 Somalia 2.87% 2015
21 Malawi 2.85% 2015
22 Burkina Faso 2.84% 2015
23 Zimbabwe 2.81% 2015
24 Madagascar 2.79% 2015
25 Nigeria 2.78% 2015
26 Equatorial Guinea 2.77% 2015
27 Rwanda 2.74% 2015
28 Mayotte 2.71% 2015
29 Benin 2.69% 2015
30 Kenya 2.67% 2015
31 Liberia 2.58% 2015
32 Sao Tome and Principe 2.58% 2015
33 Togo 2.57% 2015
=34 Ethiopia 2.55% 2015
=34 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.55% 2015
36 Guinea 2.54% 2015
37 United Arab Emirates 2.52% 2015
38 Cameroon 2.52% 2015
39 Palestine 2.51% 2015
40 Guatemala 2.5% 2015
41 French Guiana 2.48% 2015
42 Mozambique 2.47% 2015
43 Mauritania 2.45% 2015
44 Tajikistan 2.42% 2015
45 Comoros 2.4% 2015
46 Afghanistan 2.39% 2015
47 Guinea-Bissau 2.39% 2015
48 Belize 2.38% 2015
49 Gabon 2.36% 2015
50 Yemen 2.3% 2015
51 Vanuatu 2.21% 2015
52 Papua New Guinea 2.13% 2015
53 Ghana 2.13% 2015
54 Sudan 2.11% 2015
55 Solomon Islands 2.09% 2015
56 Turks and Caicos Islands 2.05% 2015
57 Singapore 2.02% 2015
58 Honduras 2% 2015
59 Central African Republic 1.98% 2015
60 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1.97% 2015
61 Tokelau 1.93% 2015
62 Maldives 1.89% 2015
63 Sierra Leone 1.88% 2015
64 Namibia 1.87% 2015
65 Laos 1.86% 2015
66 Saudi Arabia 1.85% 2015
67 Algeria 1.84% 2015
68 Macau 1.78% 2015
69 Cambodia 1.75% 2015
70 Philippines 1.71% 2015
71 Paraguay 1.7% 2015
72 Pakistan 1.66% 2015
73 Bahrain 1.66% 2015
74 East Timor 1.66% 2015
75 Bolivia 1.64% 2015
76 Egypt 1.63% 2015
77 Panama 1.62% 2015
78 Malaysia 1.61% 2015
79 Bhutan 1.59% 2015
80 Ecuador 1.57% 2015
81 Cayman Islands 1.54% 2015
82 Kiribati 1.54% 2015
83 Djibouti 1.51% 2015
84 Mongolia 1.49% 2015
85 Venezuela 1.49% 2015
86 Swaziland 1.49% 2015
87 The Bahamas 1.45% 2015
88 Nicaragua 1.44% 2015
89 Morocco 1.41% 2015
90 Haiti 1.38% 2015
91 Costa Rica 1.37% 2015
92 Kyrgyzstan 1.35% 2015
93 Uzbekistan 1.35% 2015
94 Brunei 1.35% 2015
95 Luxembourg 1.35% 2015
96 New Caledonia 1.32% 2015
97 Australia 1.31% 2015
98 Iran 1.3% 2015
99 Israel 1.3% 2015
100 Colombia 1.29% 2015
101 Turkmenistan 1.27% 2015
102 Guam 1.27% 2015
103 Peru 1.26% 2015
104 India 1.24% 2015
105 Dominican Republic 1.23% 2015
106 Turkey 1.22% 2015
107 Indonesia 1.21% 2015
108 Mexico 1.21% 2015
=109 Bangladesh 1.19% 2015
=109 Anguilla 1.19% 2015
111 Nepal 1.15% 2015
112 Iceland 1.14% 2015
113 Ireland 1.13% 2015
114 British Virgin Islands 1.13% 2015
115 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.12% 2015
116 Azerbaijan 1.11% 2015
117 Tunisia 1.1% 2015
118 Lesotho 1.08% 2015
119 Cyprus 1.08% 2015
120 French Polynesia 1.07% 2015
121 Kazakhstan 1.04% 2015
122 Antigua and Barbuda 1.02% 2015
123 New Zealand 1.02% 2015
124 Switzerland 1.02% 2015
125 Norway 1% 2015
126 Canada 0.997% 2015
127 Vietnam 0.952% 2015
128 Libya 0.895% 2015
129 Chile 0.882% 2015
130 Montserrat 0.881% 2015
131 Suriname 0.876% 2015
132 Botswana 0.865% 2015
133 Argentina 0.863% 2015
134 Federated States of Micronesia 0.857% 2015
135 Brazil 0.847% 2015
136 Burma 0.842% 2015
137 Saint Lucia 0.833% 2015
138 Cape Verde 0.832% 2015
139 United States 0.808% 2015
140 Sri Lanka 0.805% 2015
141 Palau 0.786% 2015
142 Monaco 0.785% 2015
143 South Africa 0.777% 2015
144 Andorra 0.766% 2015
145 Samoa 0.759% 2015
146 Hong Kong 0.735% 2015
147 Fiji 0.734% 2015
148 Liechtenstein 0.729% 2015
149 Isle of Man 0.716% 2015
150 Syria 0.669% 2015
151 El Salvador 0.657% 2015
152 Sweden 0.653% 2015
153 China 0.605% 2015
154 San Marino 0.601% 2015
155 United Kingdom 0.565% 2015
156 Seychelles 0.551% 2015
157 France 0.547% 2015
158 Guyana 0.539% 2015
159 Cook Islands 0.534% 2015
=160 South Korea 0.528% 2015
=160 North Korea 0.528% 2015
162 Jamaica 0.517% 2015
163 Guadeloupe 0.5% 2015
164 Barbados 0.499% 2015
165 Channel Islands 0.497% 2015
166 Aruba 0.446% 2015
167 Northern Mariana Islands 0.444% 2015
168 Belgium 0.438% 2015
169 Spain 0.436% 2015
170 Tonga 0.434% 2015
171 Dominica 0.421% 2015
172 Czech Republic 0.419% 2015
173 Denmark 0.395% 2015
174 Grenada 0.382% 2015
175 Mauritius 0.369% 2015
176 Austria 0.368% 2015
177 Finland 0.343% 2015
178 Uruguay 0.341% 2015
179 Malta 0.304% 2015
180 Thailand 0.298% 2015
181 Albania 0.295% 2015
182 Trinidad and Tobago 0.278% 2015
183 Netherlands 0.274% 2015
184 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.27% 2015
185 Greenland 0.256% 2015
186 Martinique 0.242% 2015
187 Slovenia 0.241% 2015
188 Marshall Islands 0.214% 2015
189 Italy 0.208% 2015
190 Nauru 0.193% 2015
191 Bermuda 0.192% 2015
192 Tuvalu 0.18% 2015
193 Armenia 0.175% 2015
194 Virgin Islands 0.098% 2015
195 Slovakia 0.09% 2015
196 Gibraltar 0.069% 2015
197 Republic of Macedonia 0.067% 2015
198 Montenegro 0.048% 2015
199 Portugal 0.038% 2015
200 Greece 0.028% 2015
201 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.025% 2015
202 Poland 0.012% 2015
203 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.011% 2015
204 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.007% 2015
205 Faeroe Islands -0.034% 2015
206 American Samoa -0.035% 2015
207 Cuba -0.059% 2015
208 Japan -0.084% 2015
209 Germany -0.11% 2015
210 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.137% 2015
211 Puerto Rico -0.16% 2015
212 Hungary -0.207% 2015
213 Russia -0.213% 2015
214 Romania -0.26% 2015
215 Estonia -0.284% 2015
216 Croatia -0.385% 2015
217 Georgia -0.387% 2015
218 Lithuania -0.458% 2015
219 Serbia -0.468% 2015
220 Belarus -0.494% 2015
=221 Saint Helena -0.574% 2015
=221 Latvia -0.574% 2015
223 Wallis and Futuna -0.617% 2015
224 Ukraine -0.619% 2015
225 Bulgaria -0.763% 2015
226 Moldova -0.777% 2015
227 Niue -2.85% 2015

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"All countries compared for People > Population growth", United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Population-growth

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
Annual % 193
Between 1979 and 1989 > Soviet census 15

Interesting observations about People > Population growth

  • Zambia has ranked in the top 2 for population growth since 2020.
  • Niger has ranked in the top 2 for population growth since 2020.
  • Northern Mariana Islands has ranked last for population growth since 2095.
  • Mali has ranked in the top 5 for population growth since 2020.
  • Tanzania has ranked in the top 5 for population growth since 2050.
  • Cuba has ranked second last for population growth since 2095.
  • Burundi has ranked in the top 6 for population growth since 2040.
  • Nigeria has ranked in the top 8 for population growth since 2040.
  • Somalia has ranked in the top 9 for population growth since 2025.
  • Malawi has ranked in the top 7 for population growth since 2065.
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