FIELD LISTING :: BIRTH RATE
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 38.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Albania 13.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Algeria 23 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
American Samoa 22.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Andorra 7.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Angola 38.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Anguilla 12.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 15.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Argentina 17 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Armenia 13.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Aruba 12.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Australia 12.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Austria 9.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Azerbaijan 16.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bahamas, The 15.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bahrain 13.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bangladesh 19 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Barbados 11.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Belarus 10.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Belgium 11.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Belize 24.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Benin 35.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bermuda 11.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bhutan 17.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bolivia 22.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Botswana 20.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Brazil 14.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands 11 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Brunei 17.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Bulgaria 8.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Burkina Faso 41.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Burma 18.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Burundi 41.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cabo Verde 20.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cambodia 23.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cameroon 35.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Canada 10.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cayman Islands 12.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Central African Republic 34.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Chad 36.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Chile 13.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
China 12.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Colombia 16.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Comoros 26.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 34.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 35.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cook Islands 14.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Costa Rica 15.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 28.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Croatia 9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cuba 10.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Curacao 13.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Cyprus 11.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Czechia 9.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Denmark 10.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Djibouti 23.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Dominica 15.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Dominican Republic 18.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ecuador 18.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Egypt 30.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
El Salvador 16.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 32.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Eritrea 30.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Estonia 10.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ethiopia 36.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
European Union 10.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 10.9 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 14 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Fiji 19 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Finland 10.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
France 12.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
French Polynesia 15 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gabon 34.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gambia, The 30.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gaza Strip 32.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Georgia 12.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Germany 8.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ghana 30.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Gibraltar 14.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Greece 8.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Greenland 14.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Grenada 15.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guam 16.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guatemala 24.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guernsey 9.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 32.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guinea 35.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Guyana 15.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Haiti 23.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Honduras 22.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Hong Kong 9.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Hungary 9.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Iceland 13.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
India 19.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Indonesia 16.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Iran 17.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Iraq 30.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ireland 14.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Isle of Man 11 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Israel 18.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Italy 8.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Jamaica 18 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Japan 7.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Jersey 12.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Jordan 25.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kazakhstan 18.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kenya 25.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kiribati 21.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Korea, North 14.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Korea, South 8.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kuwait 19.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 22.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Laos 23.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Latvia 9.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Lebanon 14.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Lesotho 25.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Liberia 33.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Libya 17.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Liechtenstein 10.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Lithuania 10 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Luxembourg 11.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Macau 8.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Macedonia 11.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Madagascar 32.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Malawi 41.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Malaysia 19.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Maldives 16 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mali 44.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Malta 10.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Marshall Islands 25 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mauritania 30.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mauritius 13.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mexico 18.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 20.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Moldova 11.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Monaco 6.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mongolia 19.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Montenegro 10.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Montserrat 11 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Morocco 18 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Mozambique 38.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Namibia 27.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nauru 24.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nepal 19.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Netherlands 10.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
New Caledonia 15.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
New Zealand 13.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nicaragua 17.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Nigeria 37.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Niger 44.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 17.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Norway 12.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Oman 24.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Pakistan 22.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Palau 11.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Panama 18.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea 24 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Paraguay 16.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Peru 18 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Philippines 24 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Poland 9.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Portugal 9.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Puerto Rico 10.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Qatar 9.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Romania 9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Russia 11.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Rwanda 33.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 9.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Lucia 13.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Samoa 20.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
San Marino 8.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 33.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Saudi Arabia 18.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Senegal 34 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Serbia 9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Seychelles 13.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sierra Leone 36.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Singapore 8.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sint Maarten 13.1 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovakia 9.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Slovenia 8.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Solomon Islands 25.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Somalia 40 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
South Africa 20.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
South Sudan 36.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Spain 9.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sri Lanka 15.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sudan 28.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Suriname 16 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Swaziland 24.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Sweden 12 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Switzerland 10.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Syria 21.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Taiwan 8.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tajikistan 23.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tanzania 36 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Thailand 11.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste 33.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Togo 33.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tonga 22.6 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 13.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tunisia 16.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Turkey 16 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Turkmenistan 19.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 15.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Tuvalu 23.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Uganda 43.4 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Ukraine 10.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates 15.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
United Kingdom 12.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
United States 12.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Uruguay 13 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Uzbekistan 16.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Vanuatu 24.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Venezuela 19.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Vietnam 15.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Virgin Islands 10.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 13.3 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
West Bank 26.7 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Western Sahara 29.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
World 18.6 births/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 256 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second (2016 est.)
Yemen 29.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Zambia 41.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Zimbabwe 31.9 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)