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The World Factbook 2002

  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
Population growth rate (%)
Afghanistan 3.43%
note: this rate reflects the continued return of refugees from Iran (2002 est.)
Albania 1.06% (2002 est.)
Algeria 1.68% (2002 est.)
American Samoa 2.31% (2002 est.)
Andorra 1.11% (2002 est.)
Angola 2.18% (2002 est.)
Anguilla 2.44% (2002 est.)
Antarctica NA
Antigua and Barbuda 0.69% (2002 est.)
Arctic Ocean NA%
Argentina 1.13% (2002 est.)
Armenia -0.15% (2002 est.)
Aruba 0.59% (2002 est.)
Ashmore and Cartier Islands NA
Atlantic Ocean NA%
Australia 0.96% (2002 est.)
Austria 0.23% (2002 est.)
Azerbaijan 0.38% (2002 est.)
Bahamas, The 0.86% (2002 est.)
Bahrain 1.67% (2002 est.)
Baker Island NA
Bangladesh 1.59% (2002 est.)
Barbados 0.46% (2002 est.)
Bassas da India NA
Belarus -0.14% (2002 est.)
Belgium 0.15% (2002 est.)
Belize 2.65% (2002 est.)
Benin 2.91% (2002 est.)
Bermuda 0.69% (2002 est.)
Bhutan 2.15% (2002 est.)
Bolivia 1.69% (2002 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.76% (2002 est.)
Botswana 0.18% (2002 est.)
Bouvet Island NA
Brazil 0.87% (2002 est.)
British Indian Ocean Territory NA%
British Virgin Islands 2.16% (2002 est.)
Brunei 2.06% (2002 est.)
Bulgaria -1.11% (2002 est.)
Burkina Faso 2.64% (2002 est.)
Burma 0.56% (2002 est.)
Burundi 2.36% (2002 est.)
Cambodia 2.24% (2002 est.)
Cameroon 2.36% (2002 est.)
Canada 0.96% (2002 est.)
Cape Verde 0.85% (2002 est.)
Cayman Islands 2.03% (2002 est.)
Central African Republic 1.8% (2002 est.)
Chad 3.27% (2002 est.)
Chile 1.09% (2002 est.)
China 0.87% (2002 est.)
Christmas Island -9% (2002 est.)
Clipperton Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands -0.22% (2002 est.)
Colombia 1.6% (2002 est.)
Comoros 2.99% (2002 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2.79% (2002 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 2.18% (2002 est.)
Cook Islands NA% (2002 est.)
Coral Sea Islands NA
Costa Rica 1.61% (2002 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 2.45% (2002 est.)
Croatia 1.12% (2002 est.)
Cuba 0.35% (2002 est.)
Cyprus 0.57% (2002 est.)
Czech Republic -0.07% (2002 est.)
Denmark 0.29% (2002 est.)
Djibouti 2.59% (2002 est.)
Dominica -0.81% (2002 est.)
Dominican Republic 1.61% (2002 est.)
East Timor 7.26% (2002 est.)
Ecuador 1.96% (2002 est.)
Egypt 1.66% (2002 est.)
El Salvador 1.83% (2002 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 2.45% (2002 est.)
Eritrea 3.8% (2002 est.)
Estonia -0.52% (2002 est.)
Ethiopia 2.64% (2002 est.)
Europa Island NA
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2.44% (2002 est.)
Faroe Islands 0.74% (2002 est.)
Fiji 1.41% (2002 est.)
Finland 0.14% (2002 est.)
France 0.35% (2002 est.)
French Guiana 2.57% (2002 est.)
French Polynesia 1.67% (2002 est.)
French Southern and Antarctic Lands NA
Gabon 0.97% (2002 est.)
Gambia, The 3.09% (2002 est.)
Gaza Strip 3.95% (2002 est.)
Georgia -0.55% (2002 est.)
Germany 0.26% (2002 est.)
Ghana 1.7% (2002 est.)
Gibraltar 0.23% (2002 est.)
Glorioso Islands NA
Greece 0.2% (2002 est.)
Greenland 0.03% (2002 est.)
Grenada 0.02% (2002 est.)
Guadeloupe 1.04% (2002 est.)
Guam 1.99% (2002 est.)
Guatemala 2.57% (2002 est.)
Guernsey 0.37% (2002 est.)
Guinea 2.23% (2002 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 2.23% (2002 est.)
Guyana 0.23% (2002 est.)
Haiti 1.42% (2002 est.)
Heard Island and McDonald Islands NA
Holy See (Vatican City) 1.15% (2002 est.)
Honduras 2.34% (2002 est.)
Hong Kong 1.26% (2002 est.)
Howland Island NA
Hungary -0.3% (2002 est.)
Iceland 0.52% (2002 est.)
India 1.51% (2002 est.)
Indian Ocean NA%
Indonesia 1.54% (2002 est.)
Iran 0.77% (2002 est.)
Iraq 2.82% (2002 est.)
Ireland 1.07% (2002 est.)
Israel 1.48% (2002 est.)
Italy 0.05% (2002 est.)
Jamaica 0.56% (2002 est.)
Jan Mayen NA
Japan 0.15% (2002 est.)
Jarvis Island NA
Jersey 0.44% (2002 est.)
Johnston Atoll NA%
Jordan 2.89% (2002 est.)
Juan de Nova Island NA
Kazakhstan 0.1% (2002 est.)
Kenya 1.15% (2002 est.)
Kingman Reef NA
Kiribati 2.28% (2002 est.)
Korea, North 1.1% (2002 est.)
Korea, South 0.85% (2002 est.)
Kuwait 3.33%
note: this rate reflects a return to pre-Gulf crisis immigration of expatriates (2002 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 1.45% (2002 est.)
Laos 2.47% (2002 est.)
Latvia -0.77% (2002 est.)
Lebanon 1.36% (2002 est.)
Lesotho 1.33% (2002 est.)
Liberia 1.91% (2002 est.)
Libya 2.41% (2002 est.)
Liechtenstein 0.94% (2002 est.)
Lithuania -0.25% (2002 est.)
Luxembourg 1.25% (2002 est.)
Macau 1.75% (2002 est.)
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 0.41% (2002 est.)
Madagascar 3.03% (2002 est.)
Malawi 1.39% (2002 est.)
Malaysia 1.91% (2002 est.)
Maldives 2.95% (2002 est.)
Mali 2.97% (2002 est.)
Malta 0.73% (2002 est.)
Man, Isle of 0.52% (2002 est.)
Marshall Islands 3.89% (2002 est.)
Martinique 0.89% (2002 est.)
Mauritania 2.92% (2002 est.)
Mauritius 0.86% (2002 est.)
Mayotte 4.41% (2002 est.)
Mexico 1.47% (2002 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of NA% (2002 est.)
Midway Islands NA
Moldova 0.09% (2002 est.)
Monaco 0.45% (2002 est.)
Mongolia 1.48% (2002 est.)
Montserrat 8.43% (2002 est.)
Morocco 1.68% (2002 est.)
Mozambique 1.13% (2002 est.)
Namibia 1.19% (2002 est.)
Nauru 1.96% (2002 est.)
Navassa Island NA
Nepal 2.29% (2002 est.)
Netherlands 0.53% (2002 est.)
Netherlands Antilles 0.93% (2002 est.)
New Caledonia 1.43% (2002 est.)
New Zealand 1.12% (2002 est.)
Nicaragua 2.09% (2002 est.)
Niger 2.7% (2002 est.)
Nigeria 2.54% (2002 est.)
Niue 0.5% (2002 est.)
Norfolk Island -0.69% (2002 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 3.49% (2002 est.)
Norway 0.47% (2002 est.)
Oman 3.41% (2002 est.)
Pacific Ocean NA%
Pakistan 2.06% (2002 est.)
Palau 1.61% (2002 est.)
Palmyra Atoll NA
Panama 1.26% (2002 est.)
Papua New Guinea 2.39% (2002 est.)
Paracel Islands NA
Paraguay 2.57% (2002 est.)
Peru 1.66% (2002 est.)
Philippines 1.99% (2002 est.)
Pitcairn Islands -1.32% (2002 est.)
Poland -0.02% (2002 est.)
Portugal 0.18% (2002 est.)
Puerto Rico 0.51% (2002 est.)
Qatar 3.02% (2002 est.)
Reunion 1.52% (2002 est.)
Romania -0.21% (2002 est.)
Russia -0.33% (2002 est.)
Rwanda 1.16% (2002 est.)
Saint Helena 0.7% (2002 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.01% (2002 est.)
Saint Lucia 1.24% (2002 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.35% (2002 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.37% (2002 est.)
Samoa -0.25% (2002 est.)
San Marino 1.41% (2002 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 3.18% (2002 est.)
Saudi Arabia 3.27% (2002 est.)
Senegal 2.91% (2002 est.)
Seychelles 0.47% (2002 est.)
Sierra Leone 3.21% (2002 est.)
Singapore 3.46% (2002 est.)
Slovakia 0.14% (2002 est.)
Slovenia 0.14% (2002 est.)
Solomon Islands 2.91% (2002 est.)
Somalia 3.46% (2002 est.)
South Africa 0.02% (2002 est.)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands NA%
Southern Ocean NA%
Spain 0.09% (2002 est.)
Spratly Islands NA
Sri Lanka 0.85% (2002 est.)
Sudan 2.73% (2002 est.)
Suriname 0.55% (2002 est.)
Svalbard -1.99% (2002 est.)
Swaziland 1.63% (2002 est.)
Sweden 0.02% (2002 est.)
Switzerland 0.24% (2002 est.)
Syria 2.5% (2002 est.)
Taiwan 0.78% (2002 est.)
Tajikistan 2.12% (2002 est.)
Tanzania 2.6% (2002 est.)
Thailand 0.88% (2002 est.)
Togo 2.48% (2002 est.)
Tokelau -0.92% (2002 est.)
Tonga 1.85% (2002 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago -0.52% (2002 est.)
Tromelin Island NA
Tunisia 1.12% (2002 est.)
Turkey 1.2% (2002 est.)
Turkmenistan 1.84% (2002 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 3.28% (2002 est.)
Tuvalu 1.4% (2002 est.)
Uganda 2.94% (2002 est.)
Ukraine -0.72% (2002 est.)
United Arab Emirates 1.58% (2002 est.)
United Kingdom 0.21% (2002 est.)
United States 0.89% (2002 est.)
Uruguay 0.79% (2002 est.)
Uzbekistan 1.62% (2002 est.)
Vanuatu 1.66% (2002 est.)
Venezuela 1.52% (2002 est.)
Vietnam 1.43% (2002 est.)
Virgin Islands 1.04% (2002 est.)
Wake Island NA
Wallis and Futuna NA (2002 est.)
West Bank 3.39% (2002 est.)
Western Sahara NA (2002 est.)
World 1.23% (2002 est.)
Yemen 3.4% (2002 est.)
Yugoslavia -0.12% (2002 est.)
Zambia 1.9% (2002 est.)
Zimbabwe 0.05% (2002 est.)

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