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World in the Balance

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Growth Rates Worldwide

The following are 10-year compounded growth rates for countries worldwide. The 10-year growth rate is based on annual growth rates for 2003 from the U.S. Bureau of the Census International Database. The countries, islands, and territories are grouped by continents.

North and Central America

North America, Central America,
and the Caribbean

Country

10-year
growth rate

Belize

0.273

Canada

0.098

Costa Rica

0.167

El Salvador

0.196

Guatemala

0.300

Honduras

0.258

Mexico

0.126

Nicaragua

0.223

Panama

0.144

United States of America

0.096

Islands and
Territories

10-year
growth rate

Anguilla

0.244

Antigua and Barbuda

0.066

Aruba

0.056

Bahamas

0.079

Barbados

0.039

Bermuda

0.075

Cayman Is.

0.317

Cuba

0.037

Dominica

-0.061

Dominican Republic

0.145

Greenland

0.001

Grenada

0.008

Guadeloupe

0.104

Haiti

0.180

Jamaica

0.063

Martinique

0.088

Montserrat

0.553

Netherlands Antilles

0.093

Puerto Rico

0.052

St. Kitts & Nevis

0.013

St. Lucia

0.133

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

0.035

Trinidad & Tobago

-0.066

Turks & Caicos Is.

0.363

Virgin Is. (U.S.)

-0.002

Virgin Is. (British)

0.231




South America

South America

Country

10-year
growth rate

Argentina

0.110

Bolivia

0.175

Brazil

0.121

Chile

0.110

Colombia

0.168

Ecuador

0.209

Guyana

0.045

Paraguay

0.285

Peru

0.173

Suriname

0.038

Uruguay

0.082

Venezuela

0.158




Europe

Europe

Country

10-year
growth rate

Albania

0.053

Andorra

0.111

Austria

0.016

Belarus

-0.012

Belgium

0.018

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0.049

Bulgaria

-0.091

Croatia

0.032

Czech Republic

-0.005

Denmark

0.036

Estonia

-0.048

Finland

0.021

France

0.042

Germany

0.004

Gibraltar

0.022

Greece

0.021

Hungary

-0.025

Iceland

0.050

Ireland

0.121

Italy

0.011

Latvia

-0.071

Liechtenstein

0.093

Lithuania

-0.022

Luxembourg

0.138

Macedonia

0.040

Malta

0.075

Moldova

0.013

Monaco

0.045

Netherlands

0.062

Norway

0.044

Poland

0.000

Portugal

0.018

Romania

-0.011

San Marino

0.146

Serbia & Montenegro

0.007

Slovakia

0.013

Slovenia

0.014

Spain

0.016

Sweden

0.018

Switzerland

0.062

Ukraine

-0.067

United Kingdom

0.030

Islands and
Territories

10-year
growth rate

Faroe Is.

0.072

Guernsey

0.035

Isle of Man

0.054

Jersey

0.041




Africa

Africa

Country

10-year
growth rate

Algeria

0.177

Angola

0.216

Benin

0.337

Botswana

-0.054

Burkina Faso

0.293

Burundi

0.241

Cameroon

0.221

Central African Republic

0.174

Chad

0.353

Congo (Brazzaville)

0.164

Congo (Kinshasa)

0.331

Cote d'Ivoire

0.237

Djibouti

0.235

Egypt

0.204

Equatorial Guinea

0.273

Eritrea

0.136

Ethiopia

0.215

French Guiana

0.268

Gabon

0.285

Gambia

0.348

Ghana

0.155

Guinea

0.264

Guinea-Bissau

0.221

Kenya

0.134

Lesotho

0.020

Liberia

0.181

Libya

0.267

Madagascar

0.348

Malawi

0.244

Mali

0.321

Mauritania

0.333

Morocco

0.177

Mozambique

0.148

Namibia

0.160

Niger

0.307

Nigeria

0.283

Rwanda

0.200

Sao Tome & Principe

0.368

Senegal

0.287

Sierra Leone

0.336

Somalia

0.402

South Africa

0.001

Sudan

0.307

Swaziland

0.086

Tanzania

0.186

Togo

0.264

Tunisia

0.115

Uganda

0.339

Western Sahara

0.254

Zambia

0.163

Zimbabwe

0.086

Islands and
Territories

10-year
growth rate

Cape Verde Is.

0.082

Comoros

0.339

Mauritius

0.087

Mayotte

0.516

Reunion

0.157

St. Helena

0.069

Seychelles

0.047




Asia

Asia

Country

10-year
growth rate

Afghanistan

0.394

Armenia

-0.007

Azerbaijan

0.045

Bahrain

0.173

Bangladesh

0.226

Bhutan

0.235

Brunei

0.219

Burma

0.053

Cambodia

0.196

China

0.062

Cyprus

0.057

East Timor

0.235

Gaza Strip

0.464

Georgia

-0.051

India

0.157

Indonesia

0.163

Iran

0.114

Iraq

0.316

Israel

0.147

Japan

0.011

Jordan

0.316

Kazakhstan

0.017

Korea (North)

0.112

Korea (South)

0.068

Kuwait

0.389

Kyrgyzstan

0.156

Laos

0.274

Lebanon

0.142

Malaysia

0.202

Mongolia

0.152

Nepal

0.251

Oman

0.394

Pakistan

0.220

Philippines

0.209

Qatar

0.327

Russia

-0.030

Saudi Arabia

0.379

Singapore

0.400

Sri Lanka

0.086

Syria

0.274

Taiwan

0.067

Tajikistan

0.234

Thailand

0.099

Turkey

0.123

Turkmenistan

0.198

United Arab Emirates

0.168

Uzbekistan

0.175

Vietnam

0.137

Yemen

0.400

West Bank

0.383

Islands and
Territories

10-year
growth rate

Maldives

0.332

Special Admistrative Regions

10-year
growth rate

Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)

0.128

Macau S.A.R. (China)

0.088




Australia and Oceana

Australia and Oceania

Country

10-year
growth rate

Australia

0.097

New Zealand

0.114

Papua New Guinea

0.261

Islands and
Territories

10-year
growth rate

American Samoa

0.017

Cook Is.

0.172

Fiji

0.151

French Polynesia

0.174

Guam

0.164

Kiribati

0.251

Marshall Is.

0.255

Micronesia, Fed. States of

0.004

Nauru

0.207

New Caledonia

0.147

Northern Mariana Is.

0.317

Palau

0.165

Samoa

-0.026

Solomon Is.

0.322

Tonga

0.207

Tuvalu

0.152

Vanuatu

0.174

Wallis & Futuna Is.

0.107



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