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Population Growth Rate
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Chart 2. Average Annual Growth Rates by Country Income Group, 1980-2015


Population growth rates have started to decline in many countries, but the absolute numbers will continue to increase over the next several decades because the population base is larger. Growth rates tend to be higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.

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