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

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Latvia was 11.10 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 16.70 in 1961 and a minimum value of 7.60 in 1998.

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 16.70
1961 16.70
1962 16.10
1963 15.30
1964 14.80
1965 13.80
1966 14.00
1967 14.00
1968 14.10
1969 14.00
1970 14.60
1971 14.80
1972 14.60
1973 14.10
1974 14.30
1975 14.20
1976 14.00
1977 13.80
1978 13.70
1979 13.80
1980 14.10
1981 14.20
1982 14.80
1983 15.90
1984 15.90
1985 15.40
1986 16.10
1987 16.00
1988 15.60
1989 14.60
1990 14.20
1991 13.10
1992 12.10
1993 10.40
1994 9.60
1995 8.70
1996 8.10
1997 7.70
1998 7.60
1999 8.10
2000 8.60
2001 8.40
2002 8.70
2003 9.20
2004 9.10
2005 9.80
2006 10.30
2007 10.90
2008 11.20
2009 10.30
2010 9.40
2011 9.10
2012 9.80
2013 10.20
2014 10.90
2015 11.10

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