Country Comparison > Birth rate

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Niger50.06
2Uganda47.38
3Mali45.15
4Zambia43.51
5Burkina Faso43.2
6Ethiopia42.59
7Somalia42.12
8Burundi40.58
9Malawi40.42
10Congo, Republic of the40.09
11Angola39.36
12Mozambique39.34
13Afghanistan39.3
14Nigeria39.23
15Chad38.7
16Sierra Leone38.12
17Benin37.55
18Madagascar37.13
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the37.05
20Sao Tome and Principe37.02
21Guinea36.6
22Liberia36.45
23Senegal36.19
24Rwanda36.14
25Central African Republic36.13
26Togo35.26
27Gabon35
28Equatorial Guinea34.88
29Guinea-Bissau34.72
30Gaza Strip34.3
31Gambia, The33.41
32Mauritania32.78
33Yemen32.57
34Cameroon32.49
35Zimbabwe32.19
36Eritrea32.1
37Kenya31.93
38Tanzania31.81
39Sudan31.7
40Western Sahara31.65
41Comoros31.49
42Cote d'Ivoire30.4
43Iraq28.19
44Marshall Islands28.14
45Solomon Islands27.46
46Nauru27.08
47Ghana26.99
48Lesotho26.65
49Jordan26.52
50Guatemala26.48
51Swaziland26.16
52Belize26.02
53Tajikistan25.93
54Papua New Guinea25.92
55Laos25.68
56East Timor25.43
57Cambodia25.17
58Philippines24.98
59Djibouti24.91
60Tonga24.7
61Honduras24.66
62Oman24.33
63Pakistan24.3
64Bolivia24.24
65Egypt24.22
66West Bank24.19
67Kyrgyzstan23.9
68Haiti23.87
69Syria23.52
70Libya23.47
71Tuvalu23.35
72American Samoa22.69
73Bangladesh22.53
74Kiribati22.45
75Samoa22.1
76Botswana22.02
77Micronesia, Federated States of21.85
78Nepal21.85
79Cape Verde21.21
80Namibia21.11
81Kuwait20.96
82Malaysia20.74
83Mongolia20.7
84Fiji20.7
85India20.6
86Vanuatu20.6
87Kazakhstan20.44
88Northern Mariana Islands20.21
89Venezuela19.88
90Ecuador19.6
91Turkmenistan19.55
92Dominican Republic19.44
93South Africa19.32
94Saudi Arabia19.19
95Panama19.17
96Peru19.13
97Nicaragua19.12
98Burma19.11
99Morocco18.97
100Israel18.97
101Jamaica18.89
102Mexico18.87
103Bhutan18.75
104Iran18.52
105Indonesia17.76
106Brunei17.74
107Turkey17.58
108Guam17.55
109Brazil17.48
110El Salvador17.44
111Turks and Caicos Islands17.44
112Suriname17.44
113Argentina17.34
114Uzbekistan17.33
115Azerbaijan17.3
116Tunisia17.28
117Colombia17.23
118Paraguay17.22
119Sri Lanka17.04
120Vietnam16.83
121Grenada16.81
122Guyana16.69
123Algeria16.64
124Costa Rica16.4
125Antigua and Barbuda16.19
126New Caledonia16.05
127Bahamas, The15.95
128French Polynesia15.92
129Ireland15.81
130United Arab Emirates15.76
131Dominica15.6
132Cook Islands15.22
133Maldives15.12
134Seychelles15.1
135Lebanon14.92
136Greenland14.58
137Korea, North14.51
138Saint Lucia14.42
139Bahrain14.41
140Saint Vincent and the Grenadines14.36
141Chile14.28
142Trinidad and Tobago14.25
143Gibraltar14.22
144Wallis and Futuna13.91
145Saint Kitts and Nevis13.9
146Mauritius13.78
147United States13.68
148New Zealand13.57
149Uruguay13.4
150Iceland13.23
151Faroe Islands13.14
152Armenia12.9
153Anguilla12.9
154Thailand12.81
155Aruba12.76
156France12.72
157Moldova12.5
158Albania12.38
159China12.31
160Australia12.28
161United Kingdom12.27
162Barbados12.23
163Cayman Islands12.21
164Macedonia11.8
165Luxembourg11.7
166Montserrat11.62
167Bermuda11.42
168Isle of Man11.36
169Virgin Islands11.32
170Puerto Rico11.26
171Jersey11.12
172Russia10.94
173Netherlands10.89
174Montenegro10.89
175Norway10.8
176Palau10.79
177Liechtenstein10.76
178Georgia10.75
179British Virgin Islands10.69
180Saint Helena10.48
181Estonia10.43
182Spain10.4
183Slovakia10.38
184Finland10.36
185Malta10.31
186Canada10.28
187Sweden10.24
188Qatar10.23
189Denmark10.22
190Guernsey10.04
191Belgium10.03
192Latvia9.97
193Cuba9.96
194Poland9.96
195Portugal9.76
196Belarus9.73
197Ukraine9.59
198Croatia9.57
199Switzerland9.51
200Romania9.49
201Hungary9.49
202Lithuania9.34
203Andorra9.26
204Bulgaria9.2
205Serbia9.17
206Greece9.08
207Italy9.06
208Macau9.05
209San Marino8.9
210Bosnia and Herzegovina8.89
211Taiwan8.81
212Slovenia8.76
213Austria8.69
214Czech Republic8.62
215Korea, South8.42
216Japan8.39
217Germany8.33
218Saint Pierre and Miquelon8.06
219Singapore7.72
220Hong Kong7.54
221Monaco6.85

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, 2012

See also: Birth rate map

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