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 Vita

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Niger 48.44 2015
2 Chad 43.86 2015
3 Somalia 43.66 2015
4 Mali 43.22 2015
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 42.81 2015
6 Burundi 42.66 2015
7 Uganda 42.63 2015
8 Angola 42.32 2015
9 The Gambia 39.99 2015
10 Burkina Faso 39.44 2015
11 Nigeria 39.37 2015
12 Mozambique 39.36 2015
13 Tanzania 38.64 2015
14 Zambia 38.44 2015
15 Benin 37.43 2015
16 Guinea-Bissau 37.15 2015
17 Côte d'Ivoire 37.10 2015
18 Malawi 37.05 2015
19 Cameroon 36.84 2015
20 Guinea 36.36 2015
21 Senegal 36.21 2015
22 Central African Republic 36.11 2015
23 Sierra Leone 35.61 2015
24 Timor-Leste 35.50 2015
25 Congo 35.23 2015
26 Liberia 34.72 2015
27 Equatorial Guinea 34.64 2015
28 Mauritania 34.57 2015
29 Togo 34.53 2015
30 São Tomé and Principe 34.33 2015
31 Afghanistan 33.98 2015
32 Zimbabwe 33.94 2015
33 Iraq 33.63 2015
34 Madagascar 33.40 2015
35 Comoros 33.33 2015
36 Sudan 33.32 2015
37 Eritrea 32.83 2015
38 Ethiopia 32.30 2015
39 Yemen 32.22 2015
40 Rwanda 31.79 2015
41 Kenya 31.78 2015
42 Ghana 31.56 2015
43 Gabon 30.09 2015
44 Namibia 29.59 2015
45 Tajikistan 29.34 2015
46 Swaziland 29.27 2015
47 Solomon Islands 29.27 2015
48 Pakistan 28.73 2015
49 Kiribati 28.55 2015
50 Lesotho 28.16 2015
51 Papua New Guinea 27.93 2015
52 Kyrgyz Republic 27.40 2015
53 Egypt 27.20 2015
54 Jordan 27.04 2015
55 Vanuatu 26.17 2015
56 Turkmenistan 26.01 2015
57 Guatemala 25.63 2015
58 Samoa 25.12 2015
59 Mongolia 24.71 2015
60 Haiti 24.55 2015
61 Tonga 24.41 2015
62 Lao PDR 24.32 2015
63 Botswana 24.14 2015
64 Algeria 23.90 2015
65 Cambodia 23.68 2015
66 Bolivia 23.55 2015
67 Uzbekistan 23.50 2015
68 Philippines 23.45 2015
69 Djibouti 23.35 2015
70 Belize 22.74 2015
71 Kazakhstan 22.66 2015
72 Syrian Arab Republic 22.16 2015
73 Honduras 22.04 2015
74 Israel 21.30 2015
75 South Africa 21.30 2015
76 Paraguay 21.15 2015
77 Cabo Verde 21.14 2015
78 Guyana 20.73 2015
79 Dominican Republic 20.51 2015
80 Ecuador 20.48 2015
81 Morocco 20.40 2015
82 Libya 20.19 2015
83 Nepal 19.97 2015
84 Nicaragua 19.93 2015
85 Saudi Arabia 19.92 2015
86 Panama 19.85 2015
87 Fiji 19.74 2015
88 Peru 19.62 2015
89 Oman 19.59 2015
90 Indonesia 19.35 2015
91 Venezuela 19.33 2015
92 Bangladesh 19.29 2015
93 India 19.27 2015
94 Grenada 18.95 2015
95 El Salvador 18.69 2015
96 Tunisia 18.65 2015
97 Mexico 18.51 2015
98 Bhutan 18.46 2015
99 Suriname 18.45 2015
100 Myanmar 18.00 2015
101 Argentina 17.36 2015
102 St. Kitts and Nevis 17.30 2002
103 Azerbaijan 17.20 2015
104 Iran 17.10 2015
105 Malaysia 17.09 2015
106 Seychelles 17.00 2015
107 Vietnam 16.92 2015
108 Kuwait 16.87 2015
109 Jamaica 16.81 2015
110 Turkey 16.53 2015
111 New Caledonia 16.40 2015
112 Antigua and Barbuda 16.37 2015
113 Brunei 16.14 2015
114 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 15.77 2015
115 Sri Lanka 15.60 2015
116 Colombia 15.48 2015
117 Lebanon 15.38 2015
118 Greenland 15.20 2015
119 Bahrain 15.11 2015
120 Costa Rica 14.53 2015
121 The Bahamas 14.42 2015
122 Brazil 14.41 2015
123 Ireland 14.20 2015
124 Uruguay 14.14 2015
125 Trinidad and Tobago 13.96 2015
126 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 13.87 2015
127 Armenia 13.81 2015
128 Georgia 13.80 2015
129 Chile 13.44 2015
130 Palau 13.40 2014
131 Russia 13.30 2015
132 New Zealand 13.27 2015
133 Australia 12.70 2015
134 Belarus 12.50 2015
134 Iceland 12.50 2015
136 United States 12.40 2015
137 St. Lucia 12.24 2015
138 Cayman Islands 12.20 2014
139 China 12.10 2015
140 France 12.00 2015
140 Dominica 12.00 2014
142 Barbados 12.00 2015
143 Macao SAR, China 11.99 2015
144 United Kingdom 11.90 2015
145 Albania 11.88 2015
146 Sweden 11.70 2015
147 Montenegro 11.52 2015
148 Norway 11.40 2015
149 Macedonia 11.30 2015
150 Latvia 11.10 2015
151 Cyprus 10.98 2015
152 Cuba 10.97 2015
153 Canada 10.90 2015
153 Belgium 10.90 2015
155 Lithuania 10.80 2015
156 Ukraine 10.70 2015
156 Luxembourg 10.70 2015
158 Estonia 10.60 2015
159 Thailand 10.58 2015
160 Moldova 10.52 2015
161 Czech Republic 10.50 2015
162 Qatar 10.31 2015
163 Slovak Republic 10.30 2015
164 Denmark 10.20 2015
164 Switzerland 10.20 2015
166 Finland 10.10 2015
166 Mauritius 10.10 2015
168 Malta 10.00 2015
168 Slovenia 10.00 2015
168 Netherlands 10.00 2015
171 United Arab Emirates 9.89 2015
172 Austria 9.80 2015
173 Poland 9.70 2015
173 Singapore 9.70 2015
175 Andorra 9.50 2012
176 Hungary 9.40 2015
177 Romania 9.30 2015
177 Serbia 9.30 2015
179 Bulgaria 9.20 2015
180 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.12 2015
181 Puerto Rico 9.00 2015
181 Spain 9.00 2015
181 Germany 9.00 2015
184 Croatia 8.90 2015
185 Liechtenstein 8.70 2015
186 Korea 8.60 2015
187 Greece 8.50 2015
188 Portugal 8.30 2015
189 San Marino 8.20 2015
189 Hong Kong SAR, China 8.20 2015
191 Monaco 8.10 2015
192 Italy 8.00 2015
193 Japan 7.90 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