Statistics

 

BWA collects statistics annually and reports the figures received representing December 31 of the year when the last set of statistics was submitted by a convention/union.

OVERALL TOTAL
Africa - Asia Pacific - Caribbean - Central America - Europe - North America - South America

Country-BWA Member Body-Year/Churches/Members

AFRICA

 

 

Year

Churches

Members

Angola

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Angola
(Convenção Baptista de Angola)

2015

312

33,500

Baptist Evangelical Church in Angola
(Igreja Evangélica Baptista em Angola)

2015

314

9,400

Free Baptist Church in Angola
(Igreja Baptista Livre em Angola)

2016

58

3,916

Benin

 

 

 

Union of Protestant Baptist Churches in Benin
(Union des Eglises Protestantes Baptistes du Bénin)

2016*

301

8,143

Botswana

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Botswana

2004

17

657

Burkina Faso

 

 

 

Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches Burkina Faso
(Union des Eglises Evangeliques Baptiste du Burkina Faso)

2004

60

3,000

Burundi

 

 

 

Free Baptist Churches of Burundi
(Eglise Baptiste Libre du Burundi)

2015

91

12,087

Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi

2015

230

52,000

Cameroon

 

 

 

Cameroon Baptist Convention

2016

1,529

117,905

Native Baptist Church of Cameroon
(Eglise Baptiste Camerounaise)

2016

135

16,000

Union of Baptist Churches in Cameroon
(Union des Eglises Baptistes du Cameroun)

2013

525

80,000

Central African Republic

 

 

 

Association of Baptist Churches of the Central African Republic
(Association des Eglises Baptistes Evangelique en Centrafrique)

2016

464

62,455

Baptist Churches Union (UEB)
(Union des Eglises Baptistes)

2016

68

14,400

Baptist Evangelical Community in Central Africa (CEBAC)

2016

168

14,400

Evangelical Baptist Church of the Central African Republic
(Eglise Evangélique Baptiste)

2016

250

65,000

Fraternal Union of Baptist Churches
(Union Fraternelle des Eglises Baptistes)

2004

152

45,600

Chad

     

Baptist Evangelical Church of Chad
(Eglise Baptiste Evangelique du Tchad)

2016

5

121

Congo, Democratic Republic of

 

 

 

Baptist Church of Congo
(Eglise Baptiste au Congo) 

2016

58

11,814

Baptist Community in Central Africa (CBCA)
(Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l'Afrique)

2015

685

183,275

Baptist Community of the Congo River (CBCF)
(Communauté Baptiste du Flueve Congo)       

2016*

2,601

1,717,688

Baptist Community of the Faithful in Africa
(CBFA) (Communauté Baptiste des Fideles en Afrique)

2016

352

43,452

Baptist Community of Western Congo (CBCO)

2016*

960

2,527,440

Baptist Evangelical Convention of Congo (CBECO)(Convention Baptiste Evangélique du Congo)

2015

23

3,223

Community of Autonomous Baptist Churches Wamba-Bakali
(Communauté des Eglises Baptistes Autonome Entre Wamba-Bakali)

2013

140

45,600

Community of Baptist Churches of Eastern Congo (CEBCE)
(Communauté des Englises Baptistes du Congo-Est) 

2012

423

100,000

Community of Baptist Churches Union of Congo (CUEBC)
(Communauté Union des Eglises Baptistes au Congo)

2010

372

46,321

Community of Baptist Churches in North Congo (CBCN)
(Communauté Baptiste du Congo Nord)

2005

371

38,254

Community of United Baptist Churches (CEBU)

2004

59

27,000

Union of Baptist Churches in Congo (UEBCO)
(Union des Eglises Baptises au Congo)       

2015

200

23,000

Ethiopia

 

 

 

Baptist Evangelical Association of Ethiopia

2004

51

8,009

Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ethiopia

2015

67

41,000

Ethiopian Addis Kidan Baptist Church
(Yethiopia Addis Kidan Ketimiqawti Betkirisetiyan)

2016

123

28,000

Gambia

 

 

 

Baptist Union in the Gambia

2016

8

702

Ghana

 

 

 

Ghana Baptist Convention

2016

1,761

300,000

Ivory Coast

 

 

 

Meridional Evangelical Churches in Ivory Coast
(Englises Evangelise Meridionales en Cote D'Iviore)

2000

100

10,000

Kenya

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Kenya

2015

3,252

600,000

Liberia

 

 

 

Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc.

2016

225

55,000

Madagascar

 

 

 

Association of Bible Baptist Churches in Madagascar
(Fivondronan'ny Fiangonana Batista Biblika eto Madagasikara) 

2016

327

8,902

Malawi

 

 

 

African Baptist Assembly, Malawi, Inc.

2012

800

72,000

Baptist Convention of Malawi

2015

1,264

330,000

Evangelical Baptist Church of Malawi

2004

300

19,000

Mozambique

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Mozambique
(Convenção Baptista de Moçambique) 

2016

200

75,000

Namibia

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Namibia

2016

45

8,849

Nigeria

 

 

 

Mambilla Baptist Convention

2015

290

36,100

Nigerian Baptist Convention

2016*

13,000

7,000,000

Rwanda

 

 

 

Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda
(Association des Eglises Baptistes au Rwanda)  

2016

203

48,127

Community of Christian Churches in Africa (CECA)
(Communauté des Eglises Chretiénnes en Afrique)

2015

198

51,814

Reformed Baptist Convention in Rwanda

2016*

129

430,726

Union of Baptist Churches in Rwanda

2004

120

257,613

Sierra Leone

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone

2016

48

22,375

South Africa

 

 

 

Baptist Association of South Africa

2015

25

2,000

Baptist Convention of South Africa

2016

176

30,000

Baptist Mission of South Africa

2016

10

900

Baptist Union of Southern Africa

2016

610

46,800

South Sudan

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of South Sudan

2014

176

1,867

Faith Evangelical Baptist Church

2016

149

7,750

Sudan

 

 

 

Sudan Interior Church

2016

152

43,215

Tanzania

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Tanzania

2015

1,250

2,028,000

Togo

 

 

 

Togo Baptist Convention
(Convention Baptiste du Togo)           

2016*

400

22,000

Uganda

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Uganda

2016*

1,970

980,356

Uganda Baptist Convention

2014

502

36,008

Zambia

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Zambia

2016

890

133,000

Baptist Fellowship of Zambia

2015

2,000

180,000

Baptist Union of Zambia

2011

946

63,000

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe

2016

380

40,000

Baptist Union of Zimbabwe

2016

68

5,348

Evangelical Baptist Churches of Zimbabwe

2015

52

6,700

National Baptist Convention of Zimbabwe

2015

36

4,000

United Baptist Church of Zimbabwe

2015

140

16,983

Totals for Africa

 

43,666

18,397,395

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ASIA PACIFIC

 

Year

Churches

Members

Australia

 

   

Baptist Union of Australia

2016

994

70,997

Bangladesh

     

Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship

2016

507

47,000

Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha

2016

377

23,338

Garo Baptist Convention, Bangladesh

2016

157

13,412

Cambodia

     

Cambodia Baptist Union

2016

517

22,801

Fiji

 

 

 

Fiji Baptist Convention

2016

16

970

Hong Kong

 

 

 

Baptist Convention of Hong Kong

2016

163

112,025

India

 

 

 

Arunachal Baptist Church Council

2016

1,141

132,787

Assam Baptist Convention
(Axom Baptist Convention)   

2016

860

35,839

Baptist Church of Mizoram
(Mizoram Baptist Kohhran)             

2016

642

116,687

Baptist Union of North India

2016

54

15,700

Bengal Baptist Union

2016

130

7,342

Bengal Orissa Bihar Baptist Churches Association (BOBBCA)

2009

105

21,000

Convention of Baptist Churches of the Northern Circars

2004

255

165,400

Evangelical Baptist Convention of India

2016

204

37,991

Garo Baptist Convention of India

2016

2,498

304,812

India Association of General Baptists

2004

121

10,300

India Baptist Convention

2012

80

8,000

Karbi Hill Baptist Convention
(Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention)

2016

327

32,462

Karnataka Baptist Convention

2015

830

68,800

Lairam Jesus Christ Baptist Church
(Lairam Isua Krista Baptist Kohhran) 

2015

103

17,766

Lower Assam Baptist Union

2016

320

36,942

Maharashtra Baptist Society

2016

321

10,245

Manipur Baptist Convention

2015

1,303

196,217

Nagaland Baptist Church Council

2016

1,615

610,825

North Bank Baptist Christian Association

2016

1,136

88,976

Orissa Baptist Evangelistic Crusade (OBEC)

2013

3,421

388,577

Samavesam of Telegu Baptist Churches
(membership under review)

1995

893

475,639

Tripura Baptist Christian Union

2015

845

84,795

Indonesia

 

 

 

Convention of Indonesian Baptist Churches
(Kerapatan Gereja-Gereja Baptis Indonesia)       

2007

149

9,976

The Fellowship of Baptist Churches of Papua
(Peresekutuan Gereja-Gereja Baptis Papua)

2016*

310

70,000

Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches
(Gabungan Gereja Baptis Indonesia)         

2012

260

42,000

Japan

 

 

 

Japan Baptist Conference

2004

11

476

Japan Baptist Convention

2016

325

14,758

Japan Baptist Union

2016

69

3,796

Okinawa Baptist Convention

2016

37

2,554

Korea

 

 

 

Korea Baptist Convention

2016

3,300

500,000

Macau

 

 

 

Macau Baptist Association

2004

6

750

Malaysia

 

 

 

Malaysia Baptist Convention
(Perhimpunan Baptis Malaysia)   

2016

184

29,643

Myanmar

 

 

 

Myanmar Baptist Convention

2015

5,111

990,416

Self Supporting Kayin Baptist Mission Society

2013

95

13,861

Nepal

 

 

 

Nepal Baptist Church Council

2016

209

18,000

New Zealand

 

 

 

Baptist Union of New Zealand

2015

240

22,715

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

Baptist Union of Papua New Guinea, Inc.

2016*

465

80,000

Philippines

 

 

 

Baptist Conference of the Philippines, Inc.

2013

430

35,000

Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc.

2016*

1,000

500,000

Convention of Visayas and Mindanao of Southern Baptist Churches

2013

1,700

200,000

General Baptist Churches of the Philippines, Inc.

2016*

275

18,000

Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.

2016

508

49,501

Singapore

 

 

 

Singapore Baptist Convention

2016

37

10,000

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Sri Lanka Baptist Union
(Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya)   

2016

32

6,025

Taiwan

 

 

 

Chinese Baptist Convention

2010

212

37,426

Thailand

 

 

 

12th District of Church of Christ in Thailand

2007

130

10,615

Thailand Baptist Convention

2014

169

22,440

Thailand Karen Baptist Convention

2016

203

38,877

Thailand Lahu Baptist Convention

2016

84

8,194

Vietnam

 

 

 

Baptist Churches in Vietnam (BCV)
(Hoi Thanh Bap-tit Viet Nam (Nam Phuong))  

2015

509

40,000

Totals for Asia Pacific

 

36,010

5,972,668 

 

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CARIBBEAN

  Year Churches Members
Antigua and Barbuda       
Antigua Baptist Association  2010¹ 4 250
Bahamas       
National Baptist Missionary and Education Convention  2016 400 75,000
Barbados       
Barbados Baptist Convention  2010¹ 4 250
Belize      
Baptist Association of Belize  2015 49 3,500
Bermuda       
Bermuda Baptist Fellowship  2004 3 330
Cuba       
Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba
(Convención Bautista de Cuba Oriental)
2009 435 30,200
Baptist Convention of Western Cuba
(Convención Bautista de Cuba Occidental)
2011 347 23,089
Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Cuba
(Fraternidad de Iglesias Bautista de Cuba)
2016 42 2,511
Free Will Baptist Convention of Cuba
(Convención Bautista Libre de Cuba)   
2012 43 2,650
Dominican Republic       
Dominican Baptist Convention
(Convención Bautista Dominicana)
2010¹ 5 350
Grenada      
Grenada Baptist Association 2016 6 500
Guyana       
Baptist Convention of Guyana 2016 27 2,106
Haiti       
Association of Conservative Baptist Churches of Haiti (ASEBACH)
(Mission Baptiste Conservatrice d'Haiti) 
2016 354 22,100
Connection of Haitian Baptist Churches for Integral Mission (CEBAHMI)
(Connexion des Eglises Baptistes Haitiennes pour la Mision Integrale) 
2012 150 45,000
Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti (MBESH)
(Mission Evangelique Baptiste du Sud d'Haiti) 
2012 488 60,000
Haiti Baptist Convention
(Convention Baptiste d'Haiti) 
2010¹ 112 50,000
Jamaica      
Jamaica Baptist Union        2016 337 40,000
Trinidad and Tobago       
Baptist Union of Trinidad and Tobago  2016 23 3,876
Turks and Caicos Islands      
Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union, Inc. 2016 13 645
Totals for the Caribbean     2,842 362,357
¹Figures received from CBF      

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CENTRAL AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Costa Rica       
Federation of Baptist Associations of Costa Rica
(Federación de Asociaciones Bautistas de Costa Rica)
2010² 29 2,500
El Salvador       
Baptist Association of El Salvador
(Asociación Bautista de El Salvador)
2016 60 2,500
Baptist Federation of El Salvador
(Federación Bautista de El Salvador)
2009² 35 1,140
Guatemala       
Convention of Baptist Churches in Guatemala
(Convención de Iglesias Bautista de Guatemala) 
2016 425 53,056
Honduras       
National Convention of Baptist Churches in Honduras
(Convención Nacional de Iglesias Bautistas de Honduras)
2015 600 24,000
Mexico       
National Baptist Convention of Mexico
(Convención Nacional Bautista de México)
2011² 1,800 70,000
Nicaragua       
Baptist Convention of Nicaragua
(Convención Bautista de Nicaragua)
2016 290 75,000
Panama       
Baptist Convention of Panama
(Convención Bautista de Panamá)
2012 110 4,518
Totals for Central America    3,349 232,714
2Figures received from UBLA      

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EUROPE

  Year Churches Members
Armenia       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches of Armenia 2016³ 155 4,920
Austria       

Baptist Union of Austria
(Bund der Baptistengemeinden in Österreich)

2016 33 2,080
Azerbaijan       
Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Azerbaijan 2016³ 22 3,000
Belarus       
Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Belarus
(Союз евангельских христиан баптистов в Республике Беларусь)
2016 282 12,669
Belgium       
Union of Baptist Churches in Belgium
(Union des Baptistes en Belgique) (Unie Van Baptisten in Belgie)
2016 25 1,308
Bosnia and Herzegovina       
Baptist Church in Bosnia/Herzegovina  2016³ 5 200
Bulgaria       
Baptist Union of Bulgaria
(Съюз на Евангелските Баптистки Църкви в България) 
2015 130 4,800
Croatia       
Baptist Union of Croatia       2016 50 1,850
Czech Republic       
Baptist Union of the Czech Republic
(Bratrská jednota baptistů)                              
2016 45 2,432
Denmark       
Baptist Union of Denmark
(Baptistkirken i Danmark)                                
2016 52 5,179
Estonia       
Union of  Free Evangelical & Baptist Churches of Estonia 2016 83 6,361
Finland       
Finland Swedish Baptist Union                   
(Findlands svenska baptistsamfund)                  
2015 16 1,094
Finnish Baptist Union
(Suomen Baptistikirkko)                              
2016 14 820
France       
Federation of Evangelical Baptist Churches
(Fédération des Eglises Evangéliques Baptistes de France)
2016 111 6,181
Georgia      
Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia            2015 39 1,015
Germany       
International Baptist Convention  2016 65 5,544
Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany
(Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R.)
2016 797 82,330
Hungary       

Baptist Union of Hungary                             
(Magyarországi Baptista Egyház)

2016 302 11,731
Italy       
Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy
(Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d'Italia)
2016 114 4,245
Latvia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia
(Latvijas Baptistu draudžu savienība)
2016 90 6,443
Lithuania       
Baptist Union of Lithuania                    
(Lietuvos Evangeliku Baptistu Bendruomeniu Sajunga)
2016 8 267
Moldova       
Union of  Christian Evangelical Baptists of Moldova
(Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Evanghelice – Baptiste din Moldova)                                    
2016 376 18,382
Netherlands       
Union of Baptist Churches in the Netherlands
(Unie van Baptistengemeenten in Nederland)  
2015 78 10,397
Norway       
Baptist Union of Norway                                 
(Det Norske Baptistsamfunn)                            
2016 98 6,424
Poland       
Baptist Union of Poland                                
(Kościól Chrześcijan Baptystów w RP)               
2016 93 5,367
Portugal       
Portuguese Baptist Convention
(Convenção Baptista Portuguesa)                      
2016 74 4,216
Romania       
Baptist Union of Romania
(Uniunea Bisericilor Crestine Baptiste din România)  
2016 1,921 92,706
Hungarian Baptist Convention of Romania 2015 255 9,096
Russian Federation       
Euro-Asiatic Federation of Unions of Evangelical Christians-Baptists                                      
(Евро-Азиатская Федерация Союзов евангельских христиан-баптистов)                                              
2005 231 16,530
Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists
(Россиский союз евагельских христиан-баптистов)
2016³ 1,818 76,070
Serbia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Serbia                 
(Savez baptističkih crkava u Srbiji)
2016 66 1,981
Union of Christian Baptist Churches in Serbia
(Savez Hrišćanskih Bašptističkih Crkava - Srbija) 
2016 16 304
Slovakia      
Baptist Union of Slovakia
(Bratská Jednota Baptistov)                       
2016 24 1,858
Slovenia       
Union of Baptist Churches in Slovenia
(Zveza Baptisticnih Cerkva V Republiki Sloveniji)
2016³ 7 160
Spain       
Baptist Evangelical Union of Spain
(Unión Evangélica Bautista de España)
2016 104 10,651
Sweden       

Uniting Church in Sweden
(Svenska Baptistsamfundet)

2016 697 63,384
Switzerland      
Swiss Baptist Union        
(Bund Schweizer Baptistengemeinden)      
2016 12 1,048
Turkey      
Turkish Baptist Alliance
(Türk Baptist Kiliseler Birliği)
2016 7 260
Ukraine       
All-Ukranian Union of Associations of Evangelical Christians-Baptists       (Всеукраинский Союз Церквей Евангельских Христиан-Баптистов)         2016 2,284 114,886
United Kingdom       
Baptist Union of Great Britain        2016 1,952 120,452
Baptist Union of Scotland 2016 162 10,930
Baptist Union of Wales                           
(Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru)    
2016 365 10,231
Uzbekistan       
Union of Evangelical Christian-Baptists of Uzbekistan  2016³ 60 2,735
Totals for Europe    13,138 742,537
³Figures received from EBF      

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MIDDLE EAST  (members of the European Baptist Federation)

  Year Churches Members
Egypt       
Egyptian Baptist Convention 2015 23 2,090
Israel       
Association of Baptist Churches in Israel          2016³ 19 800
Jordan       
Jordan Baptist Convention 2016 22 1,350
Lebanon       
Convention of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Lebanon 2016³ 32 1,600
Syria      
Baptist Convention of Syria 2016³ 10 600
Totals for Middle East   106 6,440
³Figures received from EBF      

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NORTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Canada       
Canadian Baptist Ministries        2016 1,002 87,674
Canadian National Baptist Convention 2005 248 11,578
United States of America       
American Baptist Churches USA        2016 5,123 1,186,416
Baptist General Association of Virginia       2016 1,393 614,575
Baptist General Convention of Missouri 2016 150 43,000
Baptist General Convention of Texas 2016 5,309 2,079,385
Chin Baptist Churches USA 2016 109 13,315
Converge Worldwide     2016* 1,312 322,293
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship          2016 1,800 750,000
Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA & Canada 2016 4 700
District of Columbia Baptist Convention 2016 151 40,000
General Association of General Baptists        2016 817 47,860
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention, USA 2016 2,600 1,160,000
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International 2016 12,336 3,106,000
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.           2016 21,145 8,415,100
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America           2004 12,336 3,106,000
North American Baptist Conference         2016 380 50,000
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.           2016 1,200 1,500,000
Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc. 2012 14 950
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference USA & Canada, Ltd.  2016 120 3,500
Union of Latvian Baptists in America
(Amerikas Latviešu Baptistu Apvienība)           
2015 6 121
Totals for North America    55,552 19,513,174

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SOUTH AMERICA

  Year Churches Members
Argentina       
Argentine Baptist Association (ABA)
(Asociación Bautista Argentina)                             
2016 62 8,000
Evangelical Baptist Convention of Argentina  (Convención Evangelica Bautista Argentina)                      2016 670 85,000
Bolivia       
Baptist Convention of Bolivia            
(Convención Bautista Boliviana)                        
2014 60 13,000
Bolivian Baptist Union                            
(Unión Bautista Boliviana)  
2015 257 38,550
Brazil       
Brazilian Baptist Convention
(Convençáo Batista Brasileira)                         
2015 8,392 1,618.663

Convention of Independent Baptists
(Convenção das Igrejas Batistas Independentes)

2013 805 68,150
National Baptist Convention
(Convenção Batista Nacional)                            
2013 2,271 400,000
Chile       
National Baptist Convention of Chile
(Convención Bautista Nacional De Chile) 
2016 48 2,600
Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Chile
(Unión de Iglesias Evangélicas Bautistas de Chile)
2013 437 50,000
Colombia       
Colombian Baptist Denomination                   (Denominación Bautista Colombiana)             2016 245 18,464
Ecuador      
Baptist Convention of Ecuador                       (Convención Bautista  Ecuatoriana)                     2015 229 28,500
Paraguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Paraguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista de Paraguay)                                2014 250 20,000
Peru       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Peru
(Convención Evangélica Bautista del Perú)                                      
2016 163 13,055
Uruguay       
Baptist Evangelical Convention of Uruguay (Convención Evangélica Bautista del Uruguay)                                                       2016 70 3,200
Venezuela       
National Baptist Convention of Venezuela   (Convención Nacional Bautista de Venezuela)                                      2012 563 60,200
Totals for South America    14,522 2,427,382
                        2Figures received from UBLA      

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TOTALS

TOTAL Countries and Territories 124
TOTAL Member Bodies 238
*Pending Reconciliation  
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2016 168,885 47,976,960
TOTALS AS OF December 31, 2015 169,052 45,479,082

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