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 38.57 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Albania 12.92 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Algeria 23.67 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
American Samoa 22.89 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Andorra 8.13 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Angola 38.78 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Anguilla 12.67 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 15.85 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Argentina 16.64 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Armenia 13.61 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Aruba 12.56 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Australia 12.15 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Austria 9.41 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Azerbaijan 16.64 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bahamas, The 15.5 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bahrain 13.66 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bangladesh 21.14 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Barbados 11.87 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Belarus 10.7 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Belgium 11.41 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Belize 24.68 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Benin 36.02 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bermuda 11.33 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bhutan 17.78 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bolivia 22.76 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.87 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Botswana 20.96 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Brazil 14.46 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
British Virgin Islands 10.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Brunei 17.32 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Bulgaria 8.92 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Burkina Faso 42.03 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Burma 18.39 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Burundi 42.01 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cabo Verde 20.33 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cambodia 23.83 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cameroon 36.17 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Canada 10.28 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cayman Islands 12.11 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Central African Republic 35.08 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Chad 36.6 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Chile 13.83 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
China 12.49 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Colombia 16.47 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Comoros 27.84 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 34.88 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 35.85 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cook Islands 14.33 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Costa Rica 15.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 28.67 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Croatia 9.45 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cuba 9.9 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Curacao 13.8 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Cyprus 11.41 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Czech Republic 9.63 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Denmark 10.27 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Djibouti 23.65 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Dominica 15.41 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Dominican Republic 18.73 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Ecuador 18.51 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Egypt 22.9 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
El Salvador 16.46 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 33.31 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Eritrea 30 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Estonia 10.51 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Ethiopia 37.27 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
European Union 10.2 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 10.9 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands 13.77 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Fiji 19.43 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Finland 10.72 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
France 12.38 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
French Polynesia 15.22 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Gabon 34.49 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Gambia, The 30.86 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Gaza Strip 31.11 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Georgia 12.74 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Germany 8.47 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Ghana 31.09 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Gibraltar 14.08 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Greece 8.66 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Greenland 14.48 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Grenada 16.03 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Guam 16.82 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Guatemala 24.89 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Guernsey 9.84 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 33.38 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Guinea 35.74 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Guyana 15.59 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Haiti 22.31 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Honduras 23.14 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Hong Kong 9.23 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Hungary 9.16 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Iceland 13.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
India 19.55 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Indonesia 16.72 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Iran 17.99 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Iraq 31.45 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Ireland 14.84 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Isle of Man 11.1 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Israel 18.48 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Italy 8.74 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Jamaica 18.16 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Japan 7.93 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Jersey 11.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Jordan 25.37 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Kazakhstan 19.15 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Kenya 26.4 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Kiribati 21.46 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Korea, North 14.52 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Korea, South 8.19 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Kuwait 19.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 22.98 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Laos 24.25 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Latvia 10 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Lebanon 14.59 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Lesotho 25.47 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Liberia 34.41 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Libya 18.03 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Liechtenstein 10.45 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Lithuania 10.1 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Luxembourg 11.37 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Macau 8.88 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Macedonia 11.55 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Madagascar 32.61 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Malawi 41.56 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Malaysia 19.71 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Maldives 15.75 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Mali 44.99 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Malta 10.18 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Marshall Islands 25.6 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Mauritania 31.34 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Mauritius 13.29 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Mexico 18.78 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 20.54 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Moldova 12 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Monaco 6.65 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Mongolia 20.25 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Montenegro 10.42 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Montserrat 11.26 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Morocco 18.2 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Mozambique 38.58 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Namibia 19.8 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Nauru 24.95 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Nepal 20.64 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Netherlands 10.83 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
New Caledonia 15.33 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
New Zealand 13.33 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Nicaragua 18.03 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Nigeria 37.64 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Niger 45.45 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 18.32 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Norway 12.14 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Oman 24.44 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Pakistan 22.58 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Palau 11.05 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Panama 18.32 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Papua New Guinea 24.38 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Paraguay 16.37 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Peru 18.28 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Philippines 24.27 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Poland 9.74 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Portugal 9.27 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Puerto Rico 10.86 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Qatar 9.84 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Romania 9.14 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Russia 11.6 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Rwanda 33.75 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 9.88 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.5 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Saint Lucia 13.7 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.42 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13.57 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Samoa 20.87 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
San Marino 8.63 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 34.23 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Saudi Arabia 18.51 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Senegal 34.52 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Serbia 9.08 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Seychelles 14.19 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Sierra Leone 37.03 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Singapore 8.27 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Sint Maarten 13 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovakia 9.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Slovenia 8.42 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Solomon Islands 25.77 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Somalia 40.45 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
South Africa 20.75 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
South Sudan 36.91 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Spain 9.64 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Sri Lanka 15.85 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Sudan 29.19 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Suriname 16.34 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Swaziland 24.67 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Sweden 11.99 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Switzerland 10.5 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Syria 22.17 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Taiwan 8.47 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Tajikistan 24.38 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Tanzania 36.39 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Thailand 11.19 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Timor-Leste 34.16 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Togo 34.13 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Tonga 23 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 13.46 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Tunisia 16.64 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Turkey 16.33 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Turkmenistan 19.4 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 16.13 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Tuvalu 23.74 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Uganda 43.79 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Ukraine 10.72 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
United Arab Emirates 15.43 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
United Kingdom 12.17 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
United States 12.49 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Uruguay 13.07 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Uzbekistan 17 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Vanuatu 25.04 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Venezuela 19.16 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Vietnam 15.96 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Virgin Islands 10.31 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 13.45 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
West Bank 22.99 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Western Sahara 30.24 births/1,000 population (2015 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 (2015 est.)
Yemen 29.98 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Zambia 42.13 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)
Zimbabwe 32.26 births/1,000 population (2015 est.)