List of countries by population growth rate

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date06 Apr 2020

Niger would have highest population growth rate of 3.84% in 2020. Among top ten fastest growing countries/regions, eight are located in Africa and one each in Asia and and South America continent. These ten have growth rate above 3%. In the list of 50 countries/dependent territories having population growth rate above 2%, 46 entrants belong to Africa (38) and Asia (8) continent.

Puerto Rico would have lowest growth rate of -2.47%. Population of Wallis and Futuna Islands, Lithuania and Latvia would decline by above 1 %. Out of 30 countries and dependent territories with negative growth rate, 18 belong to Europe and 6 belong to North America.

In past five years (2015-2020), with 24%, Population of Bahrain has grown fastest followed by Falkland Islands, Niger and Equatorial Guinea having grown over 20%. Out of 31 countries which population has shrunk between 2015 and 2020, 18 are in Europe, 6 are in North America, 3 each in Asia and Oceania and one in South America.

Since 1950, population of United Arab Emirates and Qatar has grown over 10,000%. Population of United Arab Emirates has increased from 70 k in 1950 to 10 mn in 2020 while population of Qatar has increased from 25 k in 1950 to 3 mn in 2020. 14 countries has growth rate above 1,000% between 1950-2020. There are six countries/dependent territories where current population are less what was in 1950 : Niue, Niue, Tokelau, Holy See, Bulgaria and Latvia. First four are very low populated as no of people living are less than 5,000 in 2020.

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Population growth rate (UN)
Country/Region 2020 2015-2020 1950-2020 Continent
PopulationGrowth (%)RankGrowth (%) RankGrowth (%)Rank
Burundi11,890,7843.12717.0310414.9968Africa
Comoros869,6012.204711.8648445.3458Africa
Djibouti988,0001.48778.10751,493.528Africa
Eritrea3,546,4211.41816.09106331.2597Africa
Ethiopia114,963,5882.572814.0127534.1843Africa
Kenya53,771,2962.284512.3146784.8720Africa
Madagascar27,691,0182.682314.2625578.1135Africa
Malawi19,129,9522.692214.2426547.6239Africa
Mauritius1,271,7680.171920.98190157.83153Africa
Mayotte272,8152.503413.66321,701.837Africa
Mozambique31,255,4352.931315.5816424.5166Africa
Réunion895,3120.721413.70146260.85121Africa
Rwanda12,952,2182.582613.9329492.4650Africa
Seychelles98,3470.621533.55148170.74147Africa
Somalia15,893,2222.921515.1918601.9733Africa
South Sudan11,193,7251.191004.46133350.9489Africa
Uganda45,741,0073.32419.666786.7619Africa
United Republic of Tanzania59,734,2182.981116.0313680.8624Africa
Zambia18,383,9552.931415.7715695.6922Africa
Zimbabwe14,862,9241.48767.5983441.0961Africa
Angola32,866,2723.27517.878622.6530Africa
Cameroon26,545,8632.592513.9428516.3447Africa
Central African Republic4,829,7671.78627.4984264.06119Africa
Chad16,425,8643.001016.4011556.4338Africa
Congo5,518,0872.563013.6333567.0437Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo89,561,4033.19617.479635.0928Africa
Equatorial Guinea1,402,9853.47320.064522.0645Africa
Gabon2,225,7342.453614.2824370.2684Africa
Sao Tome and Principe219,1591.91559.8962265.25118Africa
Botswana2,351,6272.085010.8952470.0556Africa
Eswatini1,160,1641.051135.08121324.9699Africa
Lesotho2,142,2490.801354.04139204.00136Africa
Namibia2,540,9051.86589.7663393.9779Africa
South Africa59,308,6901.28907.0889335.1894Africa
Benin12,123,2002.732014.6322437.5663Africa
Burkina Faso20,903,2732.861615.4217387.8982Africa
Cabo Verde555,9871.101065.95108212.24132Africa
Côte d'Ivoire26,378,2742.572913.5734902.9216Africa
Gambia2,416,6682.941215.8614692.6423Africa
Ghana31,072,9402.154811.5849517.0046Africa
Guinea13,132,7952.831714.8820335.8893Africa
Guinea-Bissau1,968,0012.453513.2936267.56116Africa
Liberia5,057,6812.443713.0939443.8260Africa
Mali20,250,8333.02916.1312330.1098Africa
Mauritania4,649,6582.741914.9119613.7631Africa
Niger24,206,6443.84121.023845.6817Africa
Nigeria206,139,5892.582713.8031444.4859Africa
Saint Helena6,0770.301793.6114715.84224Africa
Senegal16,743,9272.751814.8521573.3636Africa
Sierra Leone7,976,9832.104911.2351290.80109Africa
Togo8,278,7242.433813.0541493.2649Africa
Algeria43,851,0441.855910.3856394.2578Africa
Egypt102,334,4041.945410.7054400.3675Africa
Libya6,871,2921.38857.0691511.0448Africa
Morocco36,910,5601.20986.48100310.76103Africa
Sudan43,849,2602.424012.7143664.7527Africa
Tunisia11,818,6191.061125.71111227.81128Africa
Western Sahara597,3392.553113.52354,239.233Africa
Armenia2,963,2430.191881.29183118.93165Asia
Azerbaijan10,139,1770.911255.37116246.29124Asia
Bahrain1,701,5753.68224.0311,371.819Asia
Cyprus1,207,3590.731393.99141144.40157Asia
Georgia3,989,167-0.19215-0.8721413.10226Asia
Iraq40,222,4932.324413.0740603.2932Asia
Israel8,655,5351.60708.4970588.0634Asia
Jordan10,203,1341.0011610.11612,019.826Asia
Kuwait4,270,5711.517411.34502,689.445Asia
Lebanon6,825,445-0.442244.48132411.4171Asia
Oman5,106,6262.652419.6751,018.8513Asia
Qatar2,881,0531.736412.294711,422.832Asia
Saudi Arabia34,813,8711.59719.76641,015.3514Asia
State of Palestine5,101,4142.414112.6344447.4057Asia
Syrian Arab Republic17,500,6582.5233-2.76225412.7169Asia
Turkey84,339,0671.091077.4085293.95105Asia
United Arab Emirates9,890,4021.23956.779514,112.801Asia
Yemen29,825,9642.284612.5645539.8742Asia
Kazakhstan18,776,7071.21966.8694180.12143Asia
Kyrgyzstan6,524,1951.69659.4865274.95114Asia
Tajikistan9,537,6452.324312.8242522.7644Asia
Turkmenistan6,031,2001.50758.3772398.0476Asia
Uzbekistan33,469,2031.48798.2173434.3164Asia
Afghanistan38,928,3462.334213.1238402.1673Asia
Bangladesh164,689,3831.011155.40115334.6095Asia
Bhutan771,6081.121056.01107336.4492Asia
India1,380,004,3850.991175.33117266.71117Asia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)83,992,9491.30897.0192390.6381Asia
Maldives540,5441.816118.827633.3229Asia
Nepal29,136,8081.85607.8577243.46125Asia
Pakistan220,892,3402.005110.7653488.3852Asia
Sri Lanka21,413,2490.421692.42168168.64148Asia
China1,439,323,7760.391712.31171159.61152Asia
China, Hong Kong SAR7,496,9810.821344.33134279.79111Asia
China, Macao SAR649,3351.39847.8578230.48127Asia
China, Taiwan Province of China23,816,7750.181901.10187213.28131Asia
Dem. People's Republic of Korea25,778,8160.441652.36169144.36158Asia
Japan126,476,461-0.30221-1.1821852.75196Asia
Mongolia3,278,2901.65679.3366320.19102Asia
Republic of Korea51,269,1850.091970.88191166.87149Asia
Brunei Darussalam437,4790.971195.44114811.4018Asia
Cambodia16,718,9651.41827.7280277.17113Asia
Indonesia273,523,6151.071095.86109293.31107Asia
Lao People's Democratic Republic7,275,5601.48787.9376332.3296Asia
Malaysia32,365,9991.30886.9293429.7365Asia
Myanmar54,409,8000.671473.28151206.02135Asia
Philippines109,581,0781.35877.3187489.7651Asia
Singapore5,850,3420.791364.62130472.3955Asia
Thailand69,799,9780.251821.58182237.03126Asia
Timor-Leste1,318,4451.965210.2159217.88129Asia
Viet Nam97,338,5790.911265.03124292.34108Asia
Anguilla15,0030.901285.07123193.14138North America
Antigua and Barbuda97,9290.841324.66129115.14167North America
Aruba106,7660.431682.32170180.46142North America
Bahamas393,2440.971205.09120397.1977North America
Barbados287,3750.121950.7219336.20205North America
British Virgin Islands30,2310.671483.70145306.33104North America
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba26,2230.941216.7396268.20115North America
Cayman Islands65,7221.19996.48101924.1915North America
Cuba11,326,616-0.062090.0220491.33173North America
Curaçao164,0930.411702.6616063.80186North America
Dominica71,9860.251841.1318640.87203North America
Dominican Republic10,847,9101.011145.51113358.7587North America
Grenada112,5230.461632.6715946.74198North America
Guadeloupe400,1240.02203-0.0320590.53174North America
Haiti11,402,5281.24946.6198253.97123North America
Jamaica2,961,1670.441662.43167111.07169North America
Martinique375,265-0.08210-0.8521369.04180North America
Montserrat4,9920.061990.50196-63.07234North America
Puerto Rico2,860,853-2.47235-15.4023528.98213North America
Saint-Barthélemy9,8770.301781.90175393.3680North America
Saint Kitts and Nevis53,1990.711443.9014315.53225North America
Saint Lucia183,6270.461642.51163121.81164North America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110,9400.321771.6418165.59185North America
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)42,8761.151027.28882,760.314North America
Saint-Martin (French part)38,6661.75637.83791,187.5810North America
Trinidad and Tobago1,399,4880.321752.13173116.76166North America
Turks and Caicos Islands38,7171.38867.6082666.5225North America
United States Virgin Islands104,425-0.15214-0.51212289.69110North America
Belize397,6281.865710.1760476.9553North America
Costa Rica5,094,1180.921245.08122438.6662North America
El Salvador6,486,2050.511602.55161194.84137North America
Guatemala17,915,5681.905610.2358475.1554North America
Honduras9,904,6071.63688.6969540.3641North America
Mexico128,932,7531.061105.81110361.3986North America
Nicaragua6,624,5541.21976.45102411.5570North America
Panama4,314,7671.61698.7368401.9274North America
Argentina45,195,7740.931234.92125165.27151South America
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)11,673,0211.39837.3986278.77112South America
Brazil212,559,4170.721423.96142293.81106South America
Chile19,116,2010.871316.38103189.70140South America
Colombia50,882,8911.081087.0890324.68100South America
Ecuador17,643,0541.55738.8367408.4272South America
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)3,4803.05822.79254.05193South America
French Guiana298,6822.702114.44231,072.5912South America
Guyana786,5520.481612.4916493.47172South America
Paraguay7,132,5381.25936.6397384.1483South America
Peru32,971,8541.42808.2174323.94101South America
Suriname586,6320.901274.92126172.85146South America
Uruguay3,473,7300.351741.8117855.18191South America
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)28,435,940-0.28219-5.47231418.7267South America
Australia25,499,8841.181016.5599211.84133Oceania
New Zealand4,822,2330.821334.50131152.74154Oceania
Fiji896,4450.731403.20152210.20134Oceania
New Caledonia285,4980.971185.32118340.4191Oceania
Papua New Guinea8,947,0241.955310.3557346.8790Oceania
Solomon Islands686,8842.553213.8930664.9626Oceania
Vanuatu307,1452.423913.2837543.9540Oceania
Guam168,7750.891294.28136182.94141Oceania
Kiribati119,4491.57727.6881261.44120Oceania
Marshall Islands59,1900.681463.05156355.2788Oceania
Micronesia (Fed. States of)115,0231.061115.63112259.44122Oceania
Nauru10,8240.631514.25138216.12130Oceania
Northern Mariana Islands57,5590.601543.19153722.3921Oceania
Palau18,0940.481622.43166143.17159Oceania
American Samoa55,191-0.22216-1.11217191.40139Oceania
Cook Islands17,5640.09196-0.1320616.50223Oceania
French Polynesia280,9080.581562.85157366.1185Oceania
Niue1,6260.681450.43198-65.16235Oceania
Samoa198,4140.671492.53162141.68160Oceania
Tokelau1,3571.27918.3971-13.35233Oceania
Tonga105,6951.151034.88127123.84163Oceania
Tuvalu11,7921.25926.24104152.34155Oceania
Wallis and Futuna Islands11,239-1.69234-8.3723460.56187Oceania
Belarus9,449,323-0.032080.1020322.01216Europe
Bulgaria6,948,445-0.74231-3.49229-4.17231Europe
Czechia10,708,9810.181891.0118920.29219Europe
Hungary9,660,351-0.25218-1.202193.46229Europe
Poland37,846,611-0.11212-0.4921152.46197Europe
Republic of Moldova4,033,963-0.23217-0.9021572.32176Europe
Romania19,237,691-0.66230-3.4522818.49221Europe
Russian Federation145,934,4620.042010.6519541.96200Europe
Slovakia5,459,6420.052000.4419758.87189Europe
Ukraine43,733,762-0.59227-2.6422417.26222Europe
Channel Islands173,8630.931225.1311970.06178Europe
Denmark5,792,2020.351731.8217735.70207Europe
Estonia1,326,5350.071980.8519220.49218Europe
Faroe Islands48,8630.381721.6918055.11192Europe
Finland5,540,7200.151941.0918838.23204Europe
Iceland341,2430.651503.33150139.20161Europe
Ireland4,937,7861.131046.1310569.53179Europe
Isle of Man85,0330.531582.1617253.89194Europe
Latvia1,886,198-1.08232-5.58232-2.10230Europe
Lithuania2,722,289-1.35233-7.152336.03228Europe
Norway5,421,2410.791374.2613766.03184Europe
Sweden10,099,2650.631523.4214944.07199Europe
United Kingdom67,886,0110.531593.0815534.12209Europe
Albania2,877,797-0.11211-0.44210127.82162Europe
Andorra77,2650.16193-0.962161,147.0111Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,280,819-0.61229-4.3323023.28215Europe
Croatia4,105,267-0.61228-3.012266.62227Europe
Gibraltar33,691-0.03207-0.1320752.87195Europe
Greece10,423,054-0.48226-2.2222335.92206Europe
Holy See8010.25183-0.25209-11.78232Europe
Italy60,461,826-0.15213-0.1920829.75212Europe
Malta441,5430.271811.8417641.52201Europe
Montenegro628,0660.012050.1820259.11188Europe
North Macedonia2,083,3740.002060.1920066.08183Europe
Portugal10,196,709-0.29220-1.6622121.14217Europe
San Marino33,9310.211871.98174165.48150Europe
Serbia8,737,371-0.40223-1.5722029.78211Europe
Slovenia2,078,9380.012040.3719941.13202Europe
Spain46,754,7780.042020.1820166.57182Europe
Austria9,006,3980.571573.7814429.84210Europe
Belgium11,589,6230.441672.6715834.18208Europe
France65,273,5110.221851.2718456.03190Europe
Germany83,783,9420.321762.4416519.75220Europe
Liechtenstein38,1280.291801.76179177.13144Europe
Luxembourg625,9781.666610.4555111.48168Europe
Monaco39,2420.711434.0414096.25171Europe
Netherlands17,134,8720.221861.1618570.63177Europe
Switzerland8,654,6220.741384.3113585.40175Europe
Bermuda62,278-0.36222-2.2222267.14181North America
Canada37,742,1540.891304.76128174.82145North America
Greenland56,7700.171910.70194146.87156North America
Saint Pierre and Miquelon5,794-0.48225-3.3222726.76214North America
United States of America331,002,6510.591553.16154108.43170North America
World 1.05 5.62 207.31