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Population growth, percent, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 194 countries was 1.28 percent.The highest value was in Bahrain: 4.92 percent and the lowest value was in Puerto Rico: -3.98 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Definition: Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.
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Population growth in Europe
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