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: 2019 Revision. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Popu

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Niger 46.54 2017
2 Chad 42.68 2017
3 Mali 42.08 2017
4 Somalia 41.92 2017
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 41.73 2017
6 Angola 41.28 2017
7 Burundi 39.65 2017
8 The Gambia 38.97 2017
9 Uganda 38.95 2017
10 Burkina Faso 38.42 2017
11 Nigeria 38.38 2017
12 Mozambique 37.88 2017
13 Tanzania 37.08 2017
14 Guinea 36.77 2017
15 Zambia 36.70 2017
16 Benin 36.62 2017
17 Côte d'Ivoire 35.99 2017
18 Cameroon 35.90 2017
19 Guinea-Bissau 35.70 2017
20 Central African Republic 35.66 2017
21 Senegal 35.12 2017
22 Malawi 34.59 2017
23 Mauritania 34.13 2017
24 Sierra Leone 33.94 2017
25 Equatorial Guinea 33.73 2017
26 Togo 33.55 2017
27 Liberia 33.43 2017
28 Congo 33.38 2017
29 Afghanistan 33.21 2017
30 Madagascar 32.90 2017
31 Solomon Islands 32.88 2017
32 Ethiopia 32.78 2017
33 Sudan 32.54 2017
34 Comoros 32.37 2017
35 Gabon 32.16 2017
36 Rwanda 32.06 2017
37 São Tomé and Principe 31.97 2017
38 Zimbabwe 31.73 2017
39 Tajikistan 31.36 2017
40 Yemen 31.04 2017
41 Eritrea 30.90 2017
42 Vanuatu 30.02 2017
43 Ghana 29.84 2017
44 Iraq 29.69 2017
45 Timor-Leste 29.45 2017
46 Kenya 29.30 2017
47 Namibia 29.11 2017
48 Pakistan 28.60 2017
49 Kiribati 28.29 2017
50 Papua New Guinea 27.36 2017
51 Lesotho 27.17 2017
52 Egypt 27.05 2017
53 Eswatini 26.77 2017
54 Botswana 25.40 2017
55 Guatemala 24.91 2017
56 Algeria 24.85 2017
57 Mongolia 24.83 2017
58 Kyrgyz Republic 24.80 2017
59 Haiti 24.75 2017
60 Samoa 24.69 2017
61 Tonga 24.63 2017
62 Turkmenistan 24.62 2017
63 Syrian Arab Republic 24.12 2017
64 Lao PDR 23.96 2017
65 Cambodia 22.89 2017
66 Jordan 22.62 2017
67 Uzbekistan 22.10 2017
68 Bolivia 22.08 2017
69 Djibouti 21.94 2017
70 Honduras 21.86 2017
71 Kazakhstan 21.64 2017
72 Fiji 21.56 2017
73 Israel 21.10 2017
74 Belize 21.08 2017
75 Nicaragua 21.06 2017
76 Philippines 21.04 2017
77 South Africa 20.91 2017
78 Paraguay 20.79 2017
79 Guyana 20.20 2017
80 Nepal 20.20 2017
81 Ecuador 19.97 2017
82 Cabo Verde 19.92 2017
83 Dominican Republic 19.80 2017
84 Oman 19.79 2017
85 Morocco 19.40 2017
86 Libya 19.38 2017
87 Panama 19.26 2017
88 Iran 19.01 2017
89 Suriname 18.79 2017
90 Bangladesh 18.50 2017
91 El Salvador 18.43 2017
92 Indonesia 18.42 2017
93 Saudi Arabia 18.32 2017
94 Venezuela 18.23 2017
95 Peru 18.13 2017
96 India 18.08 2017
97 Tunisia 18.01 2017
98 Mexico 17.92 2017
99 Myanmar 17.70 2017
100 Lebanon 17.67 2017
101 Bhutan 17.46 2017
102 Argentina 17.21 2017
103 Seychelles 17.20 2017
104 Vietnam 16.98 2017
105 Malaysia 16.87 2017
106 Grenada 16.70 2017
107 Jamaica 16.29 2017
108 Turkey 16.26 2017
109 Sri Lanka 16.11 2017
110 Antigua and Barbuda 15.53 2017
111 Brunei 15.38 2017
112 Greenland 15.20 2017
113 Colombia 15.10 2017
114 Kuwait 14.65 2017
115 Azerbaijan 14.60 2017
116 New Caledonia 14.50 2017
117 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 14.40 2017
118 Bahrain 14.37 2017
119 Armenia 14.30 2017
120 Costa Rica 14.25 2017
121 Brazil 14.13 2017
122 The Bahamas 14.05 2017
123 Uruguay 13.96 2017
124 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 13.91 2017
125 Georgia 13.72 2017
126 Trinidad and Tobago 13.30 2017
127 Ireland 12.90 2017
127 Russia 12.90 2017
129 Chile 12.71 2017
130 St. Kitts and Nevis 12.60 2014
131 New Zealand 12.43 2017
131 China 12.43 2017
133 Palau 12.40 2017
133 Australia 12.40 2017
135 St. Lucia 12.14 2017
136 Dominica 12.00 2014
137 Albania 11.93 2017
138 Iceland 11.90 2017
139 United States 11.80 2017
140 Montenegro 11.78 2017
141 Sweden 11.50 2017
142 France 11.40 2017
142 United Kingdom 11.40 2017
144 Macao SAR, China 11.20 2017
145 North Macedonia 10.95 2017
146 Belarus 10.80 2017
146 Czech Republic 10.80 2017
148 Mauritius 10.70 2017
148 Slovak Republic 10.70 2017
148 Latvia 10.70 2017
148 Norway 10.70 2017
152 Barbados 10.68 2017
153 Cyprus 10.67 2017
154 Denmark 10.60 2017
154 Poland 10.60 2017
156 Thailand 10.51 2017
157 Belgium 10.50 2017
157 Estonia 10.50 2017
159 United Arab Emirates 10.46 2017
160 Luxembourg 10.40 2017
161 Cuba 10.39 2017
162 Switzerland 10.30 2017
162 Canada 10.30 2017
164 Moldova 10.27 2017
165 Lithuania 10.10 2017
166 Austria 10.00 2017
167 Cayman Islands 9.90 2017
168 Netherlands 9.90 2017
169 Slovenia 9.80 2017
170 Romania 9.70 2017
170 Hungary 9.70 2017
172 Qatar 9.70 2017
173 Germany 9.50 2017
174 Ukraine 9.40 2017
175 Malta 9.20 2017
175 Serbia 9.20 2017
177 Finland 9.10 2017
178 Bulgaria 9.00 2017
179 Croatia 8.90 2017
179 Liechtenstein 8.90 2017
179 Singapore 8.90 2017
182 Andorra 8.80 2016
183 Spain 8.40 2017
183 Portugal 8.40 2017
185 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.29 2017
186 Greece 8.20 2017
187 San Marino 7.90 2016
188 Monaco 7.80 2016
189 Hong Kong SAR, China 7.70 2017
190 Italy 7.60 2017
190 Japan 7.60 2017
192 Puerto Rico 7.30 2017
193 Korea 7.00 2017

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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