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
Country
Birth rate(births/1,000 population)
Afghanistan 38.84 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Albania 12.73 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Algeria 23.99 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
American Samoa 22.87 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Andorra 8.48 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Angola 38.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Anguilla 12.68 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 15.94 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Argentina 16.88 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Armenia 13.92 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Aruba 12.65 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Australia 12.19 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Austria 8.76 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan 16.96 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The 15.65 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bahrain 13.92 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bangladesh 21.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Barbados 11.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Belarus 10.86 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Belgium 9.99 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Belize 25.14 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Benin 36.51 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bermuda 11.35 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bhutan 18.12 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bolivia 23.28 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.89 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Botswana 21.34 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Brazil 14.72 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands 10.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Brunei 17.49 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Bulgaria 8.92 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso 42.42 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Burma 18.65 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Burundi 42.33 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde 20.72 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cambodia 24.4 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cameroon 36.58 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Canada 10.29 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands 12.13 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Central African Republic 35.45 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Chad 37.29 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Chile 13.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
China 12.17 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Colombia 16.73 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Comoros 29.05 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 35.62 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 36.59 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cook Islands 14.7 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Costa Rica 16.08 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 29.25 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Croatia 9.49 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Cuba 9.9 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Curacao NA
Cyprus 11.44 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Czech Republic 9.79 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Denmark 10.22 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Djibouti 24.08 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Dominica 15.53 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Dominican Republic 18.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ecuador 18.87 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Egypt 23.35 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
El Salvador 16.79 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 33.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Eritrea 30.69 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Estonia 10.29 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethiopia 37.66 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
European Union 10.19 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
Faroe Islands 13.57 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Fiji 19.86 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Finland 10.35 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
France 12.49 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
French Polynesia 15.47 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gabon 34.64 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gambia, The 31.75 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gaza Strip 32.2 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Georgia 12.93 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Germany 8.42 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ghana 31.4 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Gibraltar 14.15 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Greece 8.8 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Greenland 14.53 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Grenada 16.3 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guam 17.01 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guatemala 25.46 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guernsey 9.89 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guinea 36.02 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 33.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Guyana 15.9 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Haiti 22.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Honduras 23.66 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Hong Kong 9.38 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Hungary 9.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Iceland 13.09 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
India 19.89 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Indonesia 17.04 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Iran 18.23 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Iraq 26.85 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ireland 15.18 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Isle of Man 11.17 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Israel 18.44 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Italy 8.84 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Jamaica 18.41 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Japan 8.07 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Jersey 11.65 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Jordan 25.23 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan 19.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kenya 28.27 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kiribati 21.85 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Korea, North 14.51 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Korea, South 8.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kuwait 20.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 23.33 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Laos 24.76 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Latvia 9.79 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Lebanon 14.8 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Lesotho 25.92 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Liberia 35.07 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Libya 18.4 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein 10.53 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Lithuania 9.36 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Luxembourg 11.75 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Macau 8.98 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Macedonia 11.64 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Madagascar 33.12 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Malawi 41.8 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Malaysia 20.06 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Maldives 15.59 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mali 45.53 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Malta 10.24 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands 26.36 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mauritania 31.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mauritius 13.46 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mexico 19.02 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 20.97 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Moldova 12.21 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Monaco 6.72 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mongolia 20.88 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Montenegro 10.59 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Montserrat 11.31 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Morocco 18.47 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Mozambique 38.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Namibia 20.28 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nauru 25.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nepal 21.07 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Netherlands 10.83 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
New Caledonia 15.57 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
New Zealand 13.4 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nicaragua 18.41 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Niger 46.12 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Nigeria 38.03 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 18.94 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Norway 12.09 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Oman 24.47 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Pakistan 23.19 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Palau 10.95 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Panama 18.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea 24.89 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Paraguay 16.66 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Peru 18.57 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Philippines 24.24 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Poland 9.77 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Portugal 9.42 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico 10.9 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Qatar 9.95 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Romania 9.27 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Russia 11.87 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Rwanda 34.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 10.03 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.64 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia 13.94 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.7 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13.85 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Samoa 21.29 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
San Marino 8.7 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 35.12 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia 18.78 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Senegal 35.09 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Serbia 9.13 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Seychelles 14.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sierra Leone 37.4 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Singapore 8.1 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten 13 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovakia 10.01 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Slovenia 8.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands 26.33 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Somalia 40.87 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
South Africa 18.94 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
South Sudan 37.68 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Spain 9.88 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka 16.24 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sudan 30.01 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Suriname 16.73 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Swaziland 25.18 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Sweden 11.92 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Switzerland 10.48 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Syria 22.76 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Taiwan 8.55 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tajikistan 24.99 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tanzania 36.82 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Thailand 11.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste 34.48 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Togo 34.52 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tonga 23.55 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 13.8 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tunisia 16.9 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Turkey 16.86 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan 19.46 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 16.61 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Tuvalu 23.74 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Uganda 44.17 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ukraine 9.41 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates 15.54 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
United Kingdom 12.22 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
United States 13.42 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Uruguay 13.18 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.02 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Vanuatu 25.69 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Venezuela 19.42 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Vietnam 16.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands 10.49 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 13.56 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
West Bank 23.41 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Western Sahara 30.71 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
World 18.9 births/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 255 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second (2013 est.)
Yemen 31.02 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Zambia 42.46 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe 32.47 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)