Country Comparison > Birth rate

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Niger46.12
2Mali45.53
3Uganda44.17
4Zambia42.46
5Burkina Faso42.42
6Burundi42.33
7Malawi41.8
8Somalia40.87
9Angola38.97
10Afghanistan38.84
11Mozambique38.83
12Nigeria38.03
13South Sudan37.68
14Ethiopia37.66
15Sierra Leone37.4
16Chad37.29
17Tanzania36.82
18Congo, Republic of the36.59
19Cameroon36.58
20Benin36.51
21Guinea36.02
22Congo, Democratic Republic of the35.62
23Central African Republic35.45
24Sao Tome and Principe35.12
25Senegal35.09
26Liberia35.07
27Gabon34.64
28Rwanda34.61
29Togo34.52
30East Timor34.48
31Guinea-Bissau33.83
32Equatorial Guinea33.83
33Madagascar33.12
34Zimbabwe32.47
35Gaza Strip32.2
36Mauritania31.83
37Gambia, The31.75
38Ghana31.4
39Yemen31.02
40Western Sahara30.71
41Eritrea30.69
42Sudan30.01
43Cote d'Ivoire29.25
44Comoros29.05
45Kenya28.27
46Iraq26.85
47Marshall Islands26.36
48Solomon Islands26.33
49Lesotho25.92
50Vanuatu25.69
51Nauru25.61
52Guatemala25.46
53Jordan25.23
54Swaziland25.18
55Belize25.14
56Tajikistan24.99
57Papua New Guinea24.89
58Laos24.76
59Oman24.47
60Cambodia24.4
61Philippines24.24
62Djibouti24.08
63Algeria23.99
64Tuvalu23.74
65Honduras23.66
66Tonga23.55
67West Bank23.41
68Egypt23.35
69Kyrgyzstan23.33
70Bolivia23.28
71Pakistan23.19
72American Samoa22.87
73Haiti22.83
74Syria22.76
75Kiribati21.85
76Bangladesh21.61
77Botswana21.34
78Samoa21.29
79Nepal21.07
80Micronesia, Federated States of20.97
81Mongolia20.88
82Cape Verde20.72
83Namibia20.28
84Kuwait20.26
85Malaysia20.06
86India19.89
87Fiji19.86
88Kazakhstan19.61
89Turkmenistan19.46
90Venezuela19.42
91Mexico19.02
92Dominican Republic18.97
93Northern Mariana Islands18.94
94South Africa18.94
95Ecuador18.87
96Saudi Arabia18.78
97Burma18.65
98Panama18.61
99Peru18.57
100Morocco18.47
101Israel18.44
102Jamaica18.41
103Nicaragua18.41
104Libya18.4
105Iran18.23
106Bhutan18.12
107Brunei17.49
108Indonesia17.04
109Uzbekistan17.02
110Guam17.01
111Azerbaijan16.96
112Tunisia16.9
113Argentina16.88
114Turkey16.86
115El Salvador16.79
116Colombia16.73
117Suriname16.73
118Paraguay16.66
119Turks and Caicos Islands16.61
120Grenada16.3
121Vietnam16.26
122Sri Lanka16.24
123Costa Rica16.08
124Antigua and Barbuda15.94
125Guyana15.9
126Bahamas, The15.65
127Maldives15.59
128New Caledonia15.57
129United Arab Emirates15.54
130Dominica15.53
131French Polynesia15.47
132Ireland15.18
133Lebanon14.8
134Brazil14.72
135Cook Islands14.7
136Seychelles14.54
137Greenland14.53
138Korea, North14.51
139Gibraltar14.15
140Chile13.97
141Saint Lucia13.94
142Armenia13.92
143Bahrain13.92
144Saint Vincent and the Grenadines13.85
145Trinidad and Tobago13.8
146Saint Kitts and Nevis13.64
147Faroe Islands13.57
148Wallis and Futuna13.56
149Mauritius13.46
150United States13.42
151New Zealand13.4
152Uruguay13.18
153Iceland13.09
154Sint Maarten13
155Georgia12.93
156Albania12.73
157Anguilla12.68
158Aruba12.65
159France12.49
160United Kingdom12.22
161Moldova12.21
162Australia12.19
163China12.17
164Cayman Islands12.13
165Norway12.09
166Barbados11.97
167Sweden11.92
168Russia11.87
169Luxembourg11.75
170Jersey11.65
171Macedonia11.64
172Bermuda11.35
173Montserrat11.31
174Thailand11.26
175Isle of Man11.17
176Palau10.95
177Puerto Rico10.9
178Belarus10.86
179Netherlands10.83
180British Virgin Islands10.83
181Montenegro10.59
182Liechtenstein10.53
183Virgin Islands10.49
184Switzerland10.48
185Finland10.35
186Estonia10.29
187Canada10.29
188Malta10.24
189Denmark10.22
190Saint Helena10.03
191Slovakia10.01
192Belgium9.99
193Qatar9.95
194Cuba9.9
195Guernsey9.89
196Spain9.88
197Latvia9.79
198Czech Republic9.79
199Poland9.77
200Croatia9.49
201Portugal9.42
202Ukraine9.41
203Hong Kong9.38
204Lithuania9.36
205Romania9.27
206Hungary9.26
207Serbia9.13
208Macau8.98
209Bulgaria8.92
210Bosnia and Herzegovina8.89
211Italy8.84
212Greece8.8
213Austria8.76
214San Marino8.7
215Taiwan8.55
216Slovenia8.54
217Andorra8.48
218Germany8.42
219Korea, South8.26
220Singapore8.1
221Japan8.07
222Saint Pierre and Miquelon7.7
223Monaco6.72

Definition: 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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Birth rate map

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