Bulgaria - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Bulgaria was 9.20 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 17.80 in 1960 and a minimum value of 7.70 in 1997.

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 Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 17.80
1961 17.40
1962 16.70
1963 16.40
1964 16.10
1965 15.30
1966 14.90
1967 15.00
1968 16.90
1969 17.00
1970 16.30
1971 15.90
1972 15.30
1973 16.20
1974 17.20
1975 16.60
1976 16.50
1977 16.10
1978 15.50
1979 15.30
1980 14.50
1981 14.00
1982 13.90
1983 13.80
1984 13.60
1985 13.30
1986 13.40
1987 13.00
1988 13.10
1989 12.60
1990 12.10
1991 11.10
1992 10.40
1993 10.00
1994 9.40
1995 8.60
1996 8.60
1997 7.70
1998 7.90
1999 8.80
2000 9.00
2001 8.50
2002 8.50
2003 8.70
2004 9.10
2005 9.30
2006 9.70
2007 10.00
2008 10.40
2009 10.90
2010 10.20
2011 9.60
2012 9.50
2013 9.20
2014 9.40
2015 9.20

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

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population