Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) - Country Ranking

Definition: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Niger 49.21 2015
2 Angola 45.00 2015
3 Chad 44.79 2015
4 Burundi 43.50 2015
5 Somalia 43.37 2015
6 Mali 42.91 2015
7 Uganda 42.53 2015
8 The Gambia 41.70 2015
9 Dem. Rep. Congo 41.53 2015
10 Zambia 39.67 2015
11 Burkina Faso 39.53 2015
12 Nigeria 39.13 2015
13 Mozambique 38.81 2015
14 Malawi 38.54 2015
15 Tanzania 38.54 2015
16 Senegal 37.52 2015
17 Timor-Leste 37.10 2015
18 Côte d'Ivoire 36.90 2015
19 Guinea-Bissau 36.65 2015
20 Guinea 36.41 2015
21 Cameroon 36.23 2015
22 Congo 36.03 2015
23 Benin 35.59 2015
24 Sierra Leone 35.45 2015
25 Togo 35.07 2015
26 Equatorial Guinea 34.63 2015
27 Liberia 34.61 2015
28 Zimbabwe 34.52 2015
29 Iraq 34.23 2015
30 Madagascar 34.22 2015
31 Kenya 34.08 2015
32 São Tomé and Principe 33.53 2015
33 Central African Republic 33.44 2015
34 Comoros 33.43 2015
35 Eritrea 33.39 2015
36 Afghanistan 33.31 2015
37 Mauritania 33.00 2015
38 Sudan 32.65 2015
39 Ghana 32.26 2015
40 Ethiopia 31.91 2015
41 Yemen 31.89 2015
42 Rwanda 31.16 2015
43 Tajikistan 30.23 2015
44 Gabon 29.72 2015
45 Namibia 29.41 2015
46 Swaziland 29.37 2015
47 Solomon Islands 29.30 2015
48 Pakistan 28.85 2015
49 Kiribati 28.51 2015
50 Lesotho 28.46 2015
51 Papua New Guinea 28.15 2015
52 Egypt 27.30 2015
53 Guatemala 26.75 2015
54 Jordan 26.51 2015
55 Lao PDR 26.27 2015
56 Vanuatu 26.17 2015
57 Kyrgyz Republic 26.00 2015
58 Samoa 25.10 2015
59 Monaco 25.00 2004
60 Djibouti 24.72 2015
61 Haiti 24.58 2015
62 Botswana 24.57 2015
63 Tonga 24.33 2015
64 Cambodia 23.78 2015
65 Algeria 23.69 2015
66 Bolivia 23.59 2015
67 Mongolia 23.43 2015
68 Philippines 23.32 2015
69 Belize 22.76 2015
70 Syrian Arab Republic 22.51 2015
71 Uzbekistan 22.38 2015
72 Kazakhstan 21.48 2015
73 Paraguay 21.17 2015
74 Cabo Verde 21.11 2015
75 Honduras 20.88 2015
76 Turkmenistan 20.84 2015
77 Israel 20.69 2015
78 Dominican Republic 20.51 2015
79 Ecuador 20.49 2015
80 South Africa 20.42 2015
81 Morocco 20.38 2015
82 Libya 20.30 2015
83 Nepal 20.22 2015
84 Nicaragua 19.93 2015
85 Azerbaijan 19.90 2015
86 Saudi Arabia 19.69 2015
86 Fiji 19.69 2015
88 India 19.66 2015
89 Peru 19.60 2015
90 Indonesia 19.58 2015
91 Kuwait 19.56 2015
92 Bangladesh 19.46 2015
93 Oman 19.32 2015
94 Guyana 19.29 2015
95 Venezuela 19.27 2015
96 Panama 19.12 2015
97 Grenada 19.02 2015
98 Mexico 18.47 2015
99 Suriname 17.95 2015
100 Tunisia 17.94 2015
101 Myanmar 17.49 2015
102 Bhutan 17.40 2015
103 Argentina 17.36 2015
104 St. Kitts and Nevis 17.30 2002
105 Jamaica 17.23 2015
106 El Salvador 17.18 2015
107 Iran 17.08 2015
108 Vietnam 16.94 2015
109 Seychelles 16.90 2015
110 Malaysia 16.79 2015
111 Turkey 16.49 2015
112 Antigua and Barbuda 16.20 2015
113 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 15.78 2015
114 Brunei 15.69 2015
115 Sri Lanka 15.60 2015
116 Colombia 15.48 2015
117 Lebanon 15.40 2015
118 New Caledonia 15.23 2015
119 The Bahamas 15.04 2015
120 St. Lucia 14.93 2015
121 Costa Rica 14.52 2015
122 Brazil 14.51 2015
123 Ireland 14.45 2015
124 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 14.33 2015
125 Greenland 14.30 2014
126 Bahrain 14.21 2015
127 Uruguay 14.15 2015
128 Trinidad and Tobago 13.98 2015
129 Albania 13.63 2015
130 Georgia 13.36 2015
131 Australia 13.27 2015
132 New Zealand 13.20 2015
132 Iceland 13.20 2015
134 Dominica 13.11 2010
135 Palau 13.10 2013
136 Chile 13.05 2015
137 Armenia 13.01 2015
138 Russia 12.72 2015
139 United Kingdom 12.55 2015
140 Cayman Islands 12.50 2013
141 United States 12.50 2015
142 Sweden 12.16 2015
143 France 12.15 2015
144 China 12.07 2015
145 Barbados 12.01 2015
146 Qatar 11.81 2015
147 Belarus 11.80 2015
148 Norway 11.78 2015
149 Puerto Rico 11.73 2015
150 Macao SAR, China 11.68 2015
151 Belgium 11.52 2015
152 Montenegro 11.44 2015
153 Luxembourg 11.43 2015
154 Macedonia 11.26 2015
155 Cyprus 11.21 2015
156 Mauritius 10.96 2015
157 Ukraine 10.82 2015
158 Canada 10.77 2015
159 Estonia 10.74 2015
160 Finland 10.66 2015
161 United Arab Emirates 10.59 2015
162 Moldova 10.57 2015
163 Thailand 10.53 2015
164 Slovak Republic 10.51 2015
165 Netherlands 10.48 2015
166 Denmark 10.42 2015
167 Slovenia 10.41 2015
168 Switzerland 10.39 2015
169 Lithuania 10.28 2015
170 Serbia 10.21 2015
171 Czech Republic 10.14 2015
172 Cuba 10.09 2015
173 Hong Kong SAR, China 10.07 2015
174 Latvia 10.03 2015
175 Poland 10.02 2015
176 Liechtenstein 9.90 2014
177 Austria 9.62 2015
178 Andorra 9.50 2012
179 Croatia 9.48 2015
180 Bulgaria 9.46 2015
181 Hungary 9.34 2015
182 Romania 9.17 2015
183 San Marino 9.10 2014
184 Korea 9.09 2015
185 Singapore 8.95 2015
186 Malta 8.92 2015
187 Spain 8.90 2015
188 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.82 2015
189 Germany 8.51 2015
190 Greece 8.39 2015
191 Italy 8.38 2015
192 Japan 8.17 2015
193 Portugal 7.98 2015

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Limitations and Exceptions: Vital registers are the preferred source for these data, but in many developing countries systems for registering births and deaths are absent or incomplete because of deficiencies in the coverage of events or geographic areas. Many developing countries carry out special household surveys that ask respondents about recent births and deaths. Estimates derived in this way are subject to sampling errors and recall errors.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Vital rates are based on data from birth and death registration systems, censuses, and sample surveys by national statistical offices and other organizations, or on demographic analysis. Data for the most recent year for some high-income countries are provisional estimates based on vital registers. The estimates for many countries are projections based on extrapolations of levels and trends from earlier years or interpolations of population estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual