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.

countries by population growth 2020
countries by population growth 2015-2020
countries by population growth 1950-2020

Population growth rate (UN)

Code Country/Region 2020 2015-2020 1950-2020 Continent
PopulationGrowth (%)RankGrowth (%) RankGrowth (%)Rank
BDIBurundi11,890,7843.12717.0310414.9968Africa
COMComoros869,6012.204711.8648445.3458Africa
DJIDjibouti988,0001.48778.10751,493.528Africa
ERIEritrea3,546,4211.41816.09106331.2597Africa
ETHEthiopia114,963,5882.572814.0127534.1843Africa
KENKenya53,771,2962.284512.3146784.8720Africa
MDGMadagascar27,691,0182.682314.2625578.1135Africa
MWIMalawi19,129,9522.692214.2426547.6239Africa
MUSMauritius1,271,7680.171920.98190157.83153Africa
MYTMayotte272,8152.503413.66321,701.837Africa
MOZMozambique31,255,4352.931315.5816424.5166Africa
REURéunion895,3120.721413.70146260.85121Africa
RWARwanda12,952,2182.582613.9329492.4650Africa
SYCSeychelles98,3470.621533.55148170.74147Africa
SOMSomalia15,893,2222.921515.1918601.9733Africa
SSDSouth Sudan11,193,7251.191004.46133350.9489Africa
UGAUganda45,741,0073.32419.666786.7619Africa
TZAUnited Republic of Tanzania59,734,2182.981116.0313680.8624Africa
ZMBZambia18,383,9552.931415.7715695.6922Africa
ZWEZimbabwe14,862,9241.48767.5983441.0961Africa
AGOAngola32,866,2723.27517.878622.6530Africa
CMRCameroon26,545,8632.592513.9428516.3447Africa
CAFCentral African Republic4,829,7671.78627.4984264.06119Africa
TCDChad16,425,8643.001016.4011556.4338Africa
COGCongo5,518,0872.563013.6333567.0437Africa
CODDemocratic Republic of the Congo89,561,4033.19617.479635.0928Africa
GNQEquatorial Guinea1,402,9853.47320.064522.0645Africa
GABGabon2,225,7342.453614.2824370.2684Africa
STPSao Tome and Principe219,1591.91559.8962265.25118Africa
BWABotswana2,351,6272.085010.8952470.0556Africa
SWZEswatini1,160,1641.051135.08121324.9699Africa
LSOLesotho2,142,2490.801354.04139204.00136Africa
NAMNamibia2,540,9051.86589.7663393.9779Africa
ZAFSouth Africa59,308,6901.28907.0889335.1894Africa
BENBenin12,123,2002.732014.6322437.5663Africa
BFABurkina Faso20,903,2732.861615.4217387.8982Africa
CPVCabo Verde555,9871.101065.95108212.24132Africa
CIVCôte d'Ivoire26,378,2742.572913.5734902.9216Africa
GMBGambia2,416,6682.941215.8614692.6423Africa
GHAGhana31,072,9402.154811.5849517.0046Africa
GINGuinea13,132,7952.831714.8820335.8893Africa
GNBGuinea-Bissau1,968,0012.453513.2936267.56116Africa
LBRLiberia5,057,6812.443713.0939443.8260Africa
MLIMali20,250,8333.02916.1312330.1098Africa
MRTMauritania4,649,6582.741914.9119613.7631Africa
NERNiger24,206,6443.84121.023845.6817Africa
NGANigeria206,139,5892.582713.8031444.4859Africa
SHNSaint Helena6,0770.301793.6114715.84224Africa
SENSenegal16,743,9272.751814.8521573.3636Africa
SLESierra Leone7,976,9832.104911.2351290.80109Africa
TGOTogo8,278,7242.433813.0541493.2649Africa
DZAAlgeria43,851,0441.855910.3856394.2578Africa
EGYEgypt102,334,4041.945410.7054400.3675Africa
LBYLibya6,871,2921.38857.0691511.0448Africa
MARMorocco36,910,5601.20986.48100310.76103Africa
SDNSudan43,849,2602.424012.7143664.7527Africa
TUNTunisia11,818,6191.061125.71111227.81128Africa
ESHWestern Sahara597,3392.553113.52354,239.233Africa
ARMArmenia2,963,2430.191881.29183118.93165Asia
AZEAzerbaijan10,139,1770.911255.37116246.29124Asia
BHRBahrain1,701,5753.68224.0311,371.819Asia
CYPCyprus1,207,3590.731393.99141144.40157Asia
GEOGeorgia3,989,167-0.19215-0.8721413.10226Asia
IRQIraq40,222,4932.324413.0740603.2932Asia
ISRIsrael8,655,5351.60708.4970588.0634Asia
JORJordan10,203,1341.0011610.11612,019.826Asia
KWTKuwait4,270,5711.517411.34502,689.445Asia
LBNLebanon6,825,445-0.442244.48132411.4171Asia
OMNOman5,106,6262.652419.6751,018.8513Asia
QATQatar2,881,0531.736412.294711,422.832Asia
SAUSaudi Arabia34,813,8711.59719.76641,015.3514Asia
PSEState of Palestine5,101,4142.414112.6344447.4057Asia
SYRSyrian Arab Republic17,500,6582.5233-2.76225412.7169Asia
TURTurkey84,339,0671.091077.4085293.95105Asia
AREUnited Arab Emirates9,890,4021.23956.779514,112.801Asia
YEMYemen29,825,9642.284612.5645539.8742Asia
KAZKazakhstan18,776,7071.21966.8694180.12143Asia
KGZKyrgyzstan6,524,1951.69659.4865274.95114Asia
TJKTajikistan9,537,6452.324312.8242522.7644Asia
TKMTurkmenistan6,031,2001.50758.3772398.0476Asia
UZBUzbekistan33,469,2031.48798.2173434.3164Asia
AFGAfghanistan38,928,3462.334213.1238402.1673Asia
BGDBangladesh164,689,3831.011155.40115334.6095Asia
BTNBhutan771,6081.121056.01107336.4492Asia
INDIndia1,380,004,3850.991175.33117266.71117Asia
IRNIran (Islamic Republic of)83,992,9491.30897.0192390.6381Asia
MDVMaldives540,5441.816118.827633.3229Asia
NPLNepal29,136,8081.85607.8577243.46125Asia
PAKPakistan220,892,3402.005110.7653488.3852Asia
LKASri Lanka21,413,2490.421692.42168168.64148Asia
CHNChina1,439,323,7760.391712.31171159.61152Asia
HKGChina, Hong Kong SAR7,496,9810.821344.33134279.79111Asia
MACChina, Macao SAR649,3351.39847.8578230.48127Asia
TWNChina, Taiwan Province of China23,816,7750.181901.10187213.28131Asia
PRKDem. People's Republic of Korea25,778,8160.441652.36169144.36158Asia
JPNJapan126,476,461-0.30221-1.1821852.75196Asia
MNGMongolia3,278,2901.65679.3366320.19102Asia
KORRepublic of Korea51,269,1850.091970.88191166.87149Asia
BRNBrunei Darussalam437,4790.971195.44114811.4018Asia
KHMCambodia16,718,9651.41827.7280277.17113Asia
IDNIndonesia273,523,6151.071095.86109293.31107Asia
LAOLao People's Democratic Republic7,275,5601.48787.9376332.3296Asia
MYSMalaysia32,365,9991.30886.9293429.7365Asia
MMRMyanmar54,409,8000.671473.28151206.02135Asia
PHLPhilippines109,581,0781.35877.3187489.7651Asia
SGPSingapore5,850,3420.791364.62130472.3955Asia
THAThailand69,799,9780.251821.58182237.03126Asia
TLSTimor-Leste1,318,4451.965210.2159217.88129Asia
VNMViet Nam97,338,5790.911265.03124292.34108Asia
AIAAnguilla15,0030.901285.07123193.14138North America
ATGAntigua and Barbuda97,9290.841324.66129115.14167North America
ABWAruba106,7660.431682.32170180.46142North America
BHSBahamas393,2440.971205.09120397.1977North America
BRBBarbados287,3750.121950.7219336.20205North America
VGBBritish Virgin Islands30,2310.671483.70145306.33104North America
BESBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba26,2230.941216.7396268.20115North America
CYMCayman Islands65,7221.19996.48101924.1915North America
CUBCuba11,326,616-0.062090.0220491.33173North America
CUWCuraçao164,0930.411702.6616063.80186North America
DMADominica71,9860.251841.1318640.87203North America
DOMDominican Republic10,847,9101.011145.51113358.7587North America
GRDGrenada112,5230.461632.6715946.74198North America
GLPGuadeloupe400,1240.02203-0.0320590.53174North America
HTIHaiti11,402,5281.24946.6198253.97123North America
JAMJamaica2,961,1670.441662.43167111.07169North America
MTQMartinique375,265-0.08210-0.8521369.04180North America
MSRMontserrat4,9920.061990.50196-63.07234North America
PRIPuerto Rico2,860,853-2.47235-15.4023528.98213North America
BLMSaint-Barthélemy9,8770.301781.90175393.3680North America
KNASaint Kitts and Nevis53,1990.711443.9014315.53225North America
LCASaint Lucia183,6270.461642.51163121.81164North America
VCTSaint Vincent and the Grenadines110,9400.321771.6418165.59185North America
SXMSint Maarten (Dutch part)42,8761.151027.28882,760.314North America
MAFSaint-Martin (French part)38,6661.75637.83791,187.5810North America
TTOTrinidad and Tobago1,399,4880.321752.13173116.76166North America
TCATurks and Caicos Islands38,7171.38867.6082666.5225North America
VIRUnited States Virgin Islands104,425-0.15214-0.51212289.69110North America
BLZBelize397,6281.865710.1760476.9553North America
CRICosta Rica5,094,1180.921245.08122438.6662North America
SLVEl Salvador6,486,2050.511602.55161194.84137North America
GTMGuatemala17,915,5681.905610.2358475.1554North America
HNDHonduras9,904,6071.63688.6969540.3641North America
MEXMexico128,932,7531.061105.81110361.3986North America
NICNicaragua6,624,5541.21976.45102411.5570North America
PANPanama4,314,7671.61698.7368401.9274North America
ARGArgentina45,195,7740.931234.92125165.27151South America
BOLBolivia (Plurinational State of)11,673,0211.39837.3986278.77112South America
BRABrazil212,559,4170.721423.96142293.81106South America
CHLChile19,116,2010.871316.38103189.70140South America
COLColombia50,882,8911.081087.0890324.68100South America
ECUEcuador17,643,0541.55738.8367408.4272South America
FLKFalkland Islands (Malvinas)3,4803.05822.79254.05193South America
GUFFrench Guiana298,6822.702114.44231,072.5912South America
GUYGuyana786,5520.481612.4916493.47172South America
PRYParaguay7,132,5381.25936.6397384.1483South America
PERPeru32,971,8541.42808.2174323.94101South America
SURSuriname586,6320.901274.92126172.85146South America
URYUruguay3,473,7300.351741.8117855.18191South America
VENVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)28,435,940-0.28219-5.47231418.7267South America
AUSAustralia25,499,8841.181016.5599211.84133Oceania
NZLNew Zealand4,822,2330.821334.50131152.74154Oceania
FJIFiji896,4450.731403.20152210.20134Oceania
NCLNew Caledonia285,4980.971185.32118340.4191Oceania
PNGPapua New Guinea8,947,0241.955310.3557346.8790Oceania
SLBSolomon Islands686,8842.553213.8930664.9626Oceania
VUTVanuatu307,1452.423913.2837543.9540Oceania
GUMGuam168,7750.891294.28136182.94141Oceania
KIRKiribati119,4491.57727.6881261.44120Oceania
MHLMarshall Islands59,1900.681463.05156355.2788Oceania
FSMMicronesia (Fed. States of)115,0231.061115.63112259.44122Oceania
NRUNauru10,8240.631514.25138216.12130Oceania
MNPNorthern Mariana Islands57,5590.601543.19153722.3921Oceania
PLWPalau18,0940.481622.43166143.17159Oceania
ASMAmerican Samoa55,191-0.22216-1.11217191.40139Oceania
COKCook Islands17,5640.09196-0.1320616.50223Oceania
PYFFrench Polynesia280,9080.581562.85157366.1185Oceania
NIUNiue1,6260.681450.43198-65.16235Oceania
WSMSamoa198,4140.671492.53162141.68160Oceania
TKLTokelau1,3571.27918.3971-13.35233Oceania
TONTonga105,6951.151034.88127123.84163Oceania
TUVTuvalu11,7921.25926.24104152.34155Oceania
WLFWallis and Futuna Islands11,239-1.69234-8.3723460.56187Oceania
BLRBelarus9,449,323-0.032080.1020322.01216Europe
BGRBulgaria6,948,445-0.74231-3.49229-4.17231Europe
CZECzechia10,708,9810.181891.0118920.29219Europe
HUNHungary9,660,351-0.25218-1.202193.46229Europe
POLPoland37,846,611-0.11212-0.4921152.46197Europe
MDARepublic of Moldova4,033,963-0.23217-0.9021572.32176Europe
ROURomania19,237,691-0.66230-3.4522818.49221Europe
RUSRussian Federation145,934,4620.042010.6519541.96200Europe
SVKSlovakia5,459,6420.052000.4419758.87189Europe
UKRUkraine43,733,762-0.59227-2.6422417.26222Europe
JEY/GGYChannel Islands173,8630.931225.1311970.06178Europe
DNKDenmark5,792,2020.351731.8217735.70207Europe
ESTEstonia1,326,5350.071980.8519220.49218Europe
FROFaroe Islands48,8630.381721.6918055.11192Europe
FINFinland5,540,7200.151941.0918838.23204Europe
ISLIceland341,2430.651503.33150139.20161Europe
IRLIreland4,937,7861.131046.1310569.53179Europe
IMNIsle of Man85,0330.531582.1617253.89194Europe
LVALatvia1,886,198-1.08232-5.58232-2.10230Europe
LTULithuania2,722,289-1.35233-7.152336.03228Europe
NORNorway5,421,2410.791374.2613766.03184Europe
SWESweden10,099,2650.631523.4214944.07199Europe
GBRUnited Kingdom67,886,0110.531593.0815534.12209Europe
ALBAlbania2,877,797-0.11211-0.44210127.82162Europe
ANDAndorra77,2650.16193-0.962161,147.0111Europe
BIHBosnia and Herzegovina3,280,819-0.61229-4.3323023.28215Europe
HRVCroatia4,105,267-0.61228-3.012266.62227Europe
GIBGibraltar33,691-0.03207-0.1320752.87195Europe
GRCGreece10,423,054-0.48226-2.2222335.92206Europe
VATHoly See8010.25183-0.25209-11.78232Europe
ITAItaly60,461,826-0.15213-0.1920829.75212Europe
MLTMalta441,5430.271811.8417641.52201Europe
MNEMontenegro628,0660.012050.1820259.11188Europe
MKDNorth Macedonia2,083,3740.002060.1920066.08183Europe
PRTPortugal10,196,709-0.29220-1.6622121.14217Europe
SMRSan Marino33,9310.211871.98174165.48150Europe
SRBSerbia8,737,371-0.40223-1.5722029.78211Europe
SVNSlovenia2,078,9380.012040.3719941.13202Europe
ESPSpain46,754,7780.042020.1820166.57182Europe
AUTAustria9,006,3980.571573.7814429.84210Europe
BELBelgium11,589,6230.441672.6715834.18208Europe
FRAFrance65,273,5110.221851.2718456.03190Europe
DEUGermany83,783,9420.321762.4416519.75220Europe
LIELiechtenstein38,1280.291801.76179177.13144Europe
LUXLuxembourg625,9781.666610.4555111.48168Europe
MCOMonaco39,2420.711434.0414096.25171Europe
NLDNetherlands17,134,8720.221861.1618570.63177Europe
CHESwitzerland8,654,6220.741384.3113585.40175Europe
BMUBermuda62,278-0.36222-2.2222267.14181North America
CANCanada37,742,1540.891304.76128174.82145North America
GRLGreenland56,7700.171910.70194146.87156North America
SPMSaint Pierre and Miquelon5,794-0.48225-3.3222726.76214North America
USAUnited States of America331,002,6510.591553.16154108.43170North America
World 1.05 5.62 207.31