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, 2019See also: Birth rate map
China's 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years: stats bureau
Reuters - 1/17/2020 3:38:00 AM
China’s birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its government. The country’s birth rate stood at 10.
China’s birth rate is its lowest in decades. Other countries are facing the same trend.
Washington Post - 1/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
Birthrates in much of Latin America are declining — but Cuba stands out. The country’s low birth and fertility rates, coupled with steady emigration, means the population has long been shrinking. At the same time, Cuba has the oldest population in Latin America, putting further pressure on working-age people. “Developed countries have low ...
How do countries fight falling birth rates?
BBC - 1/16/2020 1:39:00 AM
France still has one of the highest fertility rates in the EU with 1.92 births per women, according to World Bank figures from 2017. A report published by France's national institute for demographic studies, Ined, describes the country as a "demographic exception" to the lower birth rate across much of Europe. Prof Gauthier says that reasons ...
Chinese birth rate slows to the lowest in the history of the People's Republic of China
ABC Business on MSN.com - 1/17/2020 11:20:00 PM
This week the US and China signed phase one of a new trade deal, defusing an 18-month conflict between the world's two largest economies. Meanwhile, as China's birth rate falls, divorce rates in the country are hitting record highs. In the first three quarters of 2019, about 3.1 million couples filed for divorce — compared with 7.1 million ...
In China, Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years
KUOW - 1/17/2020 3:38:00 PM
The National Bureau of Statistics of China released the new data on Friday, the same day it announced that the country's GDP growth has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 30 years. Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people ... Tariffs pinch economic growth Meanwhile, the world's second-largest economy cooled to its slowest pace ...
China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949
The Jordan Times - 1/18/2020 10:10:00 PM
This photo taken on December 15, 2016, shows nurses massaging babies at an infant care centre in Yongquan, in Chongqing municipality, in southwest China (AFP file photo) BEIJING — China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking ...
China’s birth rate falls to lowest in communist era
The Independent on MSN.com - 1/17/2020 2:55:39 PM
China’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the founding of the communist People’s Republic 70 years ago. Last year there were 14.6 million births, a drop of 580,000 from the year before, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics released on Friday.
Japan's birth rate hits another record low in 2019
Western Mass News - 1/6/2020 11:18:00 AM
Neighboring South Korea, too, has struggled for years with an aging population, shrinking workforce, and low birth rates. In 2018 ... the 2018 fertility rate was 1.72 in the United States. In some African countries, which see the highest fertility numbers in the world, the rate can go up 5 or 6. To maintain a stable population, countries ...
China’s birth rate falls three years in a row
SupChina - 1/18/2020 12:04:00 AM
Free Live Events & More Monthly live conference calls with leading experts, free entry to SupChina live events in cities around the world ... What do the new birth numbers mean? The news stats set China’s official fertility rate at 1.6 babies per woman, far below the 2.1 level at which the country’s population could be self-sustaining.
Births in China Fall to Lowest Level in Nearly Six Decades
New York Times - 1/17/2020 3:24:00 AM
In a country where most older adults rely heavily on their families, the continuing drop in births could have a seismic effect in the decades to come. BEIJING — The number of babies born in China last year fell to a nearly six-decade low,