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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 Ranking

  • Afghanistan

    36.08 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Albania

    12.86 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Algeria

    19.24 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • American Samoa

    17.19 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Andorra

    6.91 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Angola

    42.22 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Anguilla

    12.12 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Antigua and Barbuda

    15.3 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Argentina

    15.8 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Armenia

    11.45 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Aruba

    11.95 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Australia

    12.35 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Austria

    9.48 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Azerbaijan

    14.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bahamas, The

    14.78 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bahrain

    12.5 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bangladesh

    17.88 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Barbados

    10.96 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Belarus

    9.32 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Belgium

    11.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Belize

    21.62 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Benin

    41.55 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bermuda

    11.1 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bhutan

    16.17 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bolivia

    20.36 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    8.5 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Botswana

    20.6 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Brazil

    13.44 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • British Virgin Islands

    10.98 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Brunei

    16.3 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bulgaria

    8.15 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Burkina Faso

    34.34 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Burma

    16.65 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Burundi

    35.48 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cabo Verde

    18.78 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cambodia

    20.84 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cameroon

    35.91 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Canada

    10.21 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cayman Islands

    11.77 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Central African Republic

    33.2 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Chad

    41.05 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Chile

    12.92 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • China

    11.3 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands

    NA

  • Colombia

    16.51 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Comoros

    22.98 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the

    40.53 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Congo, Republic of the

    32.15 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cook Islands

    12.85 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Costa Rica

    14.53 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cote d'Ivoire

    28.67 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Croatia

    8.68 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cuba

    10.25 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Curacao

    13.29 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cyprus

    10.76 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Czechia

    8.75 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Denmark

    11.17 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Djibouti

    22.43 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Dominica

    14.16 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Dominican Republic

    18.24 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ecuador

    16.71 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Egypt

    26.44 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • El Salvador

    18.22 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Equatorial Guinea

    30.09 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Eritrea

    27.41 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Estonia

    9.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Eswatini

    23.87 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ethiopia

    31.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • European Union

    9.5 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)

  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    10.9 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)

  • Faroe Islands

    14.92 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Fiji

    16.9 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Finland

    10.49 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • France

    11.77 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • French Polynesia

    13.69 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gabon

    26.14 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gambia, The

    26.42 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gaza Strip

    28.1 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Georgia

    11.26 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Germany

    8.63 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ghana

    29.08 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gibraltar

    13.99 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Greece

    7.72 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Greenland

    13.88 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Grenada

    14.27 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guam

    18.76 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guatemala

    22.79 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guernsey

    9.77 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guinea

    35.86 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guinea-Bissau

    36.64 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guyana

    16.64 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Haiti

    21.4 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Honduras

    18.19 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Hong Kong

    8.23 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Hungary

    8.72 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Iceland

    13.12 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • India

    17.53 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Indonesia

    15.59 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Iran

    15.78 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Iraq

    25.21 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ireland

    12.6 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Isle of Man

    10.69 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Israel

    17.52 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Italy

    8.37 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Jamaica

    16.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Japan

    7 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Jersey

    12.46 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Jordan

    22.79 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kazakhstan

    15.87 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kenya

    26.78 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kiribati

    20.27 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Korea, North

    14.35 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Korea, South

    6.89 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kosovo

    15.05 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kuwait

    17.9 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kyrgyzstan

    20.06 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Laos

    22.74 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Latvia

    8.96 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Lebanon

    13.35 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Lesotho

    23.3 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Liberia

    36.96 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Libya

    22.23 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Liechtenstein

    10.35 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Lithuania

    9.42 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Luxembourg

    11.62 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Macau

    9.41 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Madagascar

    29.22 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Malawi

    28.59 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Malaysia

    14.72 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Maldives

    15.69 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mali

    41.6 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Malta

    9.84 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Marshall Islands

    22.42 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mauritania

    28.49 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mauritius

    12.44 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mexico

    17.29 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Micronesia, Federated States of

    18.65 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Moldova

    10.45 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Monaco

    6.63 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mongolia

    16.32 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Montenegro

    11.35 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Montserrat

    11.14 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Morocco

    17.58 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

    note: does not include data from the former Western Sahara

  • Mozambique

    38.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Namibia

    25.33 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nauru

    21.49 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nepal

    17.78 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Netherlands

    10.98 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • New Caledonia

    14.28 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • New Zealand

    12.83 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nicaragua

    16.71 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Niger

    47.28 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nigeria

    34.38 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • North Macedonia

    10.55 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Northern Mariana Islands

    15.31 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Norway

    12.09 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Oman

    22.58 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Pakistan

    26.95 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Palau

    11.47 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Panama

    16.67 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Papua New Guinea

    22.08 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Paraguay

    16.43 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Peru

    16.67 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Philippines

    22.66 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Poland

    8.69 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Portugal

    8.02 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Puerto Rico

    7.9 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Qatar

    9.38 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Romania

    8.39 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Russia

    9.71 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Rwanda

    27.18 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Barthelemy

    9.27 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha

    9.35 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

    12.43 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Lucia

    12.27 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Martin

    14.2 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    6.58 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    12.44 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Samoa

    19.32 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • San Marino

    8.76 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sao Tome and Principe

    28.94 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saudi Arabia

    14.56 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Senegal

    31.31 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Serbia

    8.74 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Seychelles

    12.63 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sierra Leone

    35.04 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Singapore

    9.13 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sint Maarten

    12.75 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Slovakia

    9.1 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Slovenia

    8.5 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Solomon Islands

    23.07 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Somalia

    38.25 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • South Africa

    18.89 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • South Sudan

    38.26 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Spain

    8.05 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sri Lanka

    14.01 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sudan

    33.63 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Suriname

    14.7 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sweden

    11.93 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Switzerland

    10.41 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Syria

    23.25 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Taiwan

    7.43 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tajikistan

    21.22 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tanzania

    33.71 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Thailand

    10.25 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Timor-Leste

    31.45 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Togo

    32.34 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tonga

    20.6 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    11.12 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tunisia

    15.21 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Turkey

    14.54 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Turkmenistan

    17.85 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    13.86 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tuvalu

    22.97 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Uganda

    41.6 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ukraine

    9.23 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • United Arab Emirates

    10.87 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • United Kingdom

    11.77 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • United States

    12.33 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Uruguay

    12.75 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Uzbekistan

    15.85 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Vanuatu

    21.95 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Venezuela

    17.55 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Vietnam

    16.04 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Virgin Islands

    11.84 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Wallis and Futuna

    12.49 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • West Bank

    24.8 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • World

    18.1 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)

    note: this rate results in about 259 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second

  • Yemen

    25.21 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Zambia

    35.23 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Zimbabwe

    33.34 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)