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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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Niger 3.9% 2020
2 Zambia 3.24% 2020
3 Uganda 3.19% 2020
4 Mali 3.18% 2020
5 Gambia 3.07% 2020
6 Burundi 3.03% 2020
7 Angola 2.97% 2020
8 Chad 2.91% 2020
9 Syria 2.9% 2020
10 Tanzania 2.88% 2020
11 Somalia 2.84% 2020
12 Malawi 2.79% 2020
13 Western Sahara 2.77% 2020
14 Madagascar 2.74% 2020
15 Eritrea 2.74% 2020
16 Burkina Faso 2.74% 2020
17 Nigeria 2.71% 2020
18 Senegal 2.69% 2020
19 South Sudan 2.62% 2020
20 Iraq 2.58% 2020
21 Zimbabwe 2.58% 2020
22 Equatorial Guinea 2.58% 2020
23 Rwanda 2.56% 2020
24 Benin 2.52% 2020
25 Kenya 2.47% 2020
26 Palestine 2.44% 2020
27 Liberia 2.43% 2020
28 Cameroon 2.42% 2020
29 Mayotte 2.41% 2020
30 Guinea 2.41% 2020
31 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.4% 2020
32 Ethiopia 2.39% 2020
33 Mozambique 2.38% 2020
34 Togo 2.38% 2020
35 Guatemala 2.35% 2020
36 French Guiana 2.33% 2020
37 Sudan 2.33% 2020
38 Mauritania 2.3% 2020
39 Guinea-Bissau 2.28% 2020
40 Kuwait 2.27% 2020
41 Sao Tome and Principe 2.27% 2020
42 Comoros 2.2% 2020
43 Gabon 2.2% 2020
44 Tajikistan 2.18% 2020
45 Afghanistan 2.17% 2020
46 Yemen 2.14% 2020
47 Belize 2.11% 2020
48 Vanuatu 2.06% 2020
49 United Arab Emirates 2.03% 2020
50 Papua New Guinea 1.97% 2020
51 Ghana 1.95% 2020
52 Central African Republic 1.92% 2020
53 Solomon Islands 1.9% 2020
54 East Timor 1.85% 2020
55 Honduras 1.84% 2020
56 Sierra Leone 1.74% 2020
57 Namibia 1.73% 2020
58 Laos 1.72% 2020
59 Bahrain 1.7% 2020
60 Tokelau 1.67% 2020
61 Oman 1.64% 2020
62 Philippines 1.62% 2020
63 Maldives 1.59% 2020
64 Qatar 1.57% 2020
65 Saudi Arabia 1.57% 2020
66 Paraguay 1.57% 2020
67 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1.56% 2020
68 Cambodia 1.56% 2020
69 Pakistan 1.55% 2020
70 Bolivia 1.55% 2020
71 Kyrgyzstan 1.53% 2020
72 Kiribati 1.53% 2020
73 Algeria 1.51% 2020
74 Singapore 1.5% 2020
75 Panama 1.49% 2020
76 Turks and Caicos Islands 1.47% 2020
77 Egypt 1.45% 2020
78 Israel 1.43% 2020
79 Ecuador 1.42% 2020
80 Djibouti 1.39% 2020
81 Malaysia 1.39% 2020
82 Macau 1.39% 2020
83 Libya 1.38% 2020
84 Venezuela 1.31% 2020
85 Mongolia 1.27% 2020
86 Nicaragua 1.27% 2020
87 Haiti 1.25% 2020
88 Swaziland 1.24% 2020
89 Australia 1.23% 2020
90 New Caledonia 1.22% 2020
=91 Peru 1.19% 2020
=91 Guam 1.19% 2020
93 Luxembourg 1.19% 2020
94 Uzbekistan 1.17% 2020
95 Brunei 1.16% 2020
96 Bhutan 1.15% 2020
97 Iran 1.14% 2020
98 Costa Rica 1.14% 2020
99 Morocco 1.13% 2020
100 Turkmenistan 1.13% 2020
101 Colombia 1.12% 2020
102 Bangladesh 1.11% 2020
103 The Bahamas 1.11% 2020
104 India 1.08% 2020
105 Nepal 1.07% 2020
=106 Dominican Republic 1.06% 2020
=106 Palau 1.06% 2020
108 Federated States of Micronesia 1.06% 2020
109 Mexico 1.04% 2020
110 Indonesia 1.04% 2020
111 Iceland 1.01% 2020
112 Jordan 1.01% 2020
113 Norway 1% 2020
114 Cayman Islands 0.983% 2020
115 Antigua and Barbuda 0.98% 2020
116 Ireland 0.977% 2020
117 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.973% 2020
118 Lesotho 0.971% 2020
119 Switzerland 0.969% 2020
120 British Virgin Islands 0.953% 2020
121 Tunisia 0.951% 2020
122 Canada 0.948% 2020
123 French Polynesia 0.935% 2020
124 New Zealand 0.927% 2020
125 Turkey 0.922% 2020
126 Cyprus 0.914% 2020
127 Botswana 0.895% 2020
128 Cape Verde 0.889% 2020
129 Anguilla 0.878% 2020
130 Kazakhstan 0.874% 2020
131 Tonga 0.858% 2020
132 Azerbaijan 0.85% 2020
133 Monaco 0.803% 2020
134 Chile 0.789% 2020
135 Argentina 0.782% 2020
136 United States 0.776% 2020
137 Saint Helena 0.775% 2020
138 Vietnam 0.771% 2020
139 Suriname 0.754% 2020
140 Marshall Islands 0.734% 2020
141 Brazil 0.718% 2020
142 Saint Lucia 0.713% 2020
143 Burma 0.711% 2020
144 Liechtenstein 0.699% 2020
145 Sweden 0.689% 2020
146 American Samoa 0.676% 2020
147 Sri Lanka 0.661% 2020
148 Montserrat 0.65% 2020
149 Andorra 0.643% 2020
150 Hong Kong 0.635% 2020
151 Samoa 0.626% 2020
152 Nauru 0.624% 2020
153 Isle of Man 0.616% 2020
154 South Africa 0.604% 2020
155 El Salvador 0.578% 2020
156 United Kingdom 0.543% 2020
157 Fiji 0.516% 2020
158 France 0.483% 2020
159 North Korea 0.48% 2020
160 Cook Islands 0.478% 2020
161 Barbados 0.473% 2020
162 Dominica 0.461% 2020
163 Jamaica 0.45% 2020
164 Channel Islands 0.448% 2020
165 China 0.441% 2020
166 Guyana 0.433% 2020
167 Seychelles 0.427% 2020
168 Guadeloupe 0.419% 2020
169 South Korea 0.406% 2020
170 Denmark 0.396% 2020
171 Austria 0.366% 2020
172 Tuvalu 0.36% 2020
173 San Marino 0.351% 2020
174 Belgium 0.32% 2020
175 Aruba 0.316% 2020
176 Faeroe Islands 0.315% 2020
177 Northern Mariana Islands 0.305% 2020
178 Uruguay 0.299% 2020
179 Finland 0.295% 2020
180 Grenada 0.285% 2020
181 Albania 0.284% 2020
182 Mauritius 0.277% 2020
183 Czech Republic 0.272% 2020
184 Spain 0.248% 2020
185 Netherlands 0.223% 2020
186 Martinique 0.217% 2020
187 Malta 0.207% 2020
188 Bermuda 0.156% 2020
189 Thailand 0.135% 2020
190 Slovenia 0.132% 2020
191 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.13% 2020
192 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.1% 2020
193 Italy 0.08% 2020
194 Slovakia 0.04% 2020
195 Trinidad and Tobago 0.03% 2020
196 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.024% 2020
197 Gibraltar 0.012% 2020
198 Armenia 0.008% 2020
199 Puerto Rico -0.006% 2020
200 Saint Pierre and Miquelon -0.007% 2020
201 Republic of Macedonia -0.023% 2020
=202 Poland -0.033% 2020
=202 Virgin Islands -0.033% 2020
204 Portugal -0.059% 2020
205 Montenegro -0.066% 2020
206 Greece -0.085% 2020
207 Wallis and Futuna -0.099% 2020
208 Greenland -0.118% 2020
209 Cuba -0.156% 2020
210 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.162% 2020
211 Germany -0.166% 2020
=212 Japan -0.228% 2020
=212 Hungary -0.228% 2020
214 Russia -0.296% 2020
215 Estonia -0.309% 2020
216 Romania -0.33% 2020
217 Croatia -0.345% 2020
218 Lithuania -0.395% 2020
219 Georgia -0.483% 2020
220 Belarus -0.508% 2020
221 Serbia -0.549% 2020
222 Latvia -0.581% 2020
223 Moldova -0.672% 2020
224 Ukraine -0.675% 2020
225 Lebanon -0.711% 2020
226 Bulgaria -0.819% 2020
227 Niue -2.05% 2020

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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.
  • Uganda has ranked in the top 11 for population growth since 2015.
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