Country Comparison > Birth rate

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Angola43.7
2Niger43.6
3Mali43.2
4Chad43
5Uganda42.4
6Zambia41.1
7Burundi40.9
8Malawi40.7
9Somalia39.3
10Liberia37.9
11Mozambique37.8
12Afghanistan37.5
13Guinea-Bissau37.3
14South Sudan36.9
15Burkina Faso36.9
16Guinea36.4
17Ethiopia36
18Sierra Leone36
19Tanzania35.3
20Nigeria35.2
21Cameroon35
22Benin34.5
23Sudan34.2
24Zimbabwe34
25Central African Republic34
26Congo, Republic of the33.7
27Senegal32.9
28East Timor32.9
29Togo32.8
30Congo, Democratic Republic of the32.8
31Equatorial Guinea31.7
32Sao Tome and Principe31.5
33Madagascar31
34Gaza Strip30.5
35Ghana30.2
36Cote d'Ivoire30.1
37Iraq30
38Mauritania29.9
39Rwanda29.8
40Eritrea29.1
41Western Sahara28.9
42Egypt28.8
43Gambia, The28.6
44Yemen27.6
45Namibia26.8
46Gabon26.5
47West Bank26
48Swaziland25.8
49Comoros25.3
50Guatemala24.6
51Solomon Islands24.5
52Lesotho24.2
53Marshall Islands23.8
54Tuvalu23.7
55Oman23.7
56Jordan23.6
57Vanuatu23.5
58Philippines23.4
59Papua New Guinea23.3
60Djibouti23.3
61Laos23.2
62Nauru23.2
63Belize22.9
64Tajikistan22.8
65Kenya22.6
66Haiti22.6
67Cambodia22.5
68Honduras22
69Tonga21.8
70Botswana21.7
71Bolivia21.6
72Kyrgyzstan21.6
73Pakistan21.6
74Algeria21.5
75Kiribati21
76Syria20.7
77Samoa20.2
78South Africa19.9
79Cape Verde19.7
80Micronesia, Federated States of19.6
81Guam19.4
82Nepal19.1
83American Samoa19
84Dominican Republic18.9
85Turkmenistan18.9
86Kuwait18.8
87Malaysia18.8
88India18.7
89Bangladesh18.6
90Venezuela18.5
91Fiji18.2
92Mongolia18.2
93Mexico18.1
94Israel17.9
95Burma17.7
96Ecuador17.6
97Panama17.6
98Peru17.6
99Nicaragua17.5
100Morocco17.5
101Kazakhstan17.5
102Iran17.4
103Tunisia17.4
104Libya17.2
105Bhutan17
106Brunei16.9
107Uzbekistan16.6
108Paraguay16.6
109Argentina16.5
110Jamaica16.5
111Maldives16.1
112El Salvador16.1
113Indonesia15.9
114Colombia15.8
115Antigua and Barbuda15.6
116Suriname15.6
117Saudi Arabia15.6
118Turkey15.4
119Guyana15.4
120Azerbaijan15.3
121Costa Rica15.3
122Grenada15.2
123Vietnam15.2
124Bahamas, The15.1
125Dominica15
126Northern Mariana Islands14.9
127Turks and Caicos Islands14.9
128New Caledonia14.8
129Sri Lanka14.8
130Korea, North14.6
131Faroe Islands14.5
132French Polynesia14.5
133Greenland14.3
134Lebanon14.1
135Gibraltar13.9
136Brazil13.9
137Ireland13.8
138Cook Islands13.7
139Iceland13.6
140Chile13.4
141Seychelles13.4
142Albania13.2
143Bahrain13.1
144New Zealand13.1
145Saint Lucia13.1
146Saint Vincent and the Grenadines13
147Uruguay13
148Saint Kitts and Nevis13
149Wallis and Futuna13
150Mauritius12.8
151Armenia12.6
152Jersey12.5
153Virgin Islands12.5
154United States12.4
155Anguilla12.4
156Aruba12.3
157Trinidad and Tobago12.3
158Norway12.2
159Sweden12.1
160China12.1
161France12.1
162Georgia12.1
163Cayman Islands12
164Australia12
165United Kingdom12
166Montenegro11.9
167Luxembourg11.6
168Barbados11.6
169Bermuda11.3
170Belgium11.3
171Palau11.3
172Moldova11.2
173British Virgin Islands11.1
174Thailand11
175Netherlands10.9
176Isle of Man10.9
177Denmark10.9
178Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)10.9
179Macedonia10.8
180Finland10.7
181Russia10.7
182Cuba10.6
183Montserrat10.5
184Switzerland10.5
185Liechtenstein10.4
186Canada10.2
187Ukraine10.1
188Belarus10
189Malta10
190Estonia9.9
191Lithuania9.8
192Guernsey9.8
193United Arab Emirates9.8
194Slovakia9.6
195Latvia9.6
196Austria9.5
197Qatar9.5
198Saint Helena9.4
199Poland9.3
200Slovenia9.2
201Czech Republic9.2
202Spain9
203Serbia8.9
204Hungary8.9
205Croatia8.8
206Hong Kong8.8
207Bosnia and Herzegovina8.7
208Romania8.7
209Singapore8.7
210San Marino8.6
211Germany8.6
212Italy8.5
213Bulgaria8.5
214Macau8.4
215Korea, South8.3
216Greece8.3
217Taiwan8.2
218Portugal8.2
219Puerto Rico8
220Japan7.5
221Andorra7.3
222Saint Pierre and Miquelon7
223Monaco6.5

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, 2019

See also: Birth rate map

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