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This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryBIRTH RATE(BIRTHS/1,000 POPULATION)
Afghanistan 37.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Albania 13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Algeria 22.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
American Samoa 19.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Andorra 7.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Angola 44.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Anguilla 12.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 15.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Argentina 16.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Armenia 12.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Aruba 12.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Australia 12.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Austria 9.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan 15.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bahamas, The 15.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bahrain 13.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bangladesh 18.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Barbados 11.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Belarus 10.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Belgium 11.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Belize 24 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Benin 35 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bermuda 11.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bhutan 17.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bolivia 22 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Botswana 22.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Brazil 14.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
British Virgin Islands 11.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Brunei 17 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Bulgaria 8.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso 41.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Burma 18.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Burundi 41.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cabo Verde 20 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cambodia 23 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cameroon 35.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Canada 10.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands 12 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Central African Republic 34.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Chad 35.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Chile 13.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
China 12.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Colombia 16.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Comoros 26.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 33.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 34.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cook Islands 14 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Costa Rica 15.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 27.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Croatia 8.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cuba 10.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Curacao 13.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Cyprus 11.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Czechia 9.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Denmark 10.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Djibouti 23.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Dominica 15.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Dominican Republic 18.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ecuador 17.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Egypt 29.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
El Salvador 16.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 32.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Eritrea 29.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Estonia 10.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Eswatini 24 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ethiopia 36.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
European Union 10.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 10.9 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 14.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Fiji 18.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Finland 10.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
France 12.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
French Polynesia 14.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gabon 34.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gambia, The 29.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gaza Strip 31.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Georgia 12.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Germany 8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ghana 30.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Gibraltar 14 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Greece 8.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Greenland 14.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Grenada 15.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guam 19.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guatemala 24.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guernsey 9.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guinea 35.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 32.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Guyana 15.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Haiti 23 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Honduras 22.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Hong Kong 8.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Hungary 9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Iceland 13.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
India 19 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Indonesia 16.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Iran 17.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Iraq 30.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ireland 14.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Isle of Man 11 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Israel 18.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Italy 8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Jamaica 17.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Japan 7.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Jersey 12.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Jordan 23.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kazakhstan 18.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kenya 23.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kiribati 21.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Korea, North 14.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Korea, South 8.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kuwait 19.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 22.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Laos 23.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Latvia 9.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Lebanon 14.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Lesotho 24.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Liberia 38.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Libya 17.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Liechtenstein 10.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Lithuania 9.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Luxembourg 11.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Macau 8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Macedonia 11.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Madagascar 31.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Malawi 41 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Malaysia 19.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Maldives 16.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mali 43.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Malta 10.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands 24.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mauritania 30.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mauritius 13 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mexico 18.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 20 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Moldova 11.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Monaco 6.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mongolia 18.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Montenegro 10 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Montserrat 10.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Morocco 17.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Mozambique 38.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Namibia 27.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nauru 24 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nepal 19.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Netherlands 10.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
New Caledonia 15 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
New Zealand 13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nicaragua 17.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Niger 44.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Nigeria 36.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 15 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Norway 12.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Oman 24 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Pakistan 21.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Palau 11.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Panama 17.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea 23.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Paraguay 16.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Peru 17.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Philippines 23.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Poland 9.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Portugal 9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico 8.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Qatar 9.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Romania 8.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Russia 11 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Rwanda 30.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 9.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Lucia 13.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Samoa 20.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
San Marino 8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 32.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Saudi Arabia 18.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Senegal 33.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Serbia 9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Seychelles 13.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sierra Leone 36.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Singapore 8.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sint Maarten 13.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Slovakia 9.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Slovenia 8.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands 24.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Somalia 39.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
South Africa 20.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
South Sudan 35.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Spain 9.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka 15.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sudan 27.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Suriname 15.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Sweden 12.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Switzerland 10.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Syria 21.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Taiwan 8.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tajikistan 23.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tanzania 35.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Thailand 11 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Timor-Leste 33.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Togo 33.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tonga 22.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 12.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tunisia 18.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Turkey 15.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Turkmenistan 19.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 15.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Tuvalu 23.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Uganda 42.9 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Ukraine 10.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
United Arab Emirates 15.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
United Kingdom 12.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
United States 12.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Uruguay 13 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Uzbekistan 16.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Vanuatu 24 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Venezuela 18.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Vietnam 15.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Virgin Islands 12.8 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
West Bank 26.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Western Sahara 29.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
World 18.4 births/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 259 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second (2017 est.)
Yemen 28.4 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Zambia 41.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe 34.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)