Country Comparison > Birth rate

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Niger47.51
2Angola42.69
3Uganda42.27
4Mali42.15
5Benin42.05
6Chad41.67
7Congo, Democratic Republic of the41.03
8Zambia40.43
9Malawi40.12
10South Sudan38.78
11Somalia38.65
12Mozambique38.63
13Liberia37.29
14Guinea-Bissau36.85
15Afghanistan36.67
16Burundi36.45
17Cameroon36.3
18Guinea36.06
19Sierra Leone35.39
20Burkina Faso35.1
21Tanzania34.6
22Nigeria34.59
23Sudan33.8
24Zimbabwe33.57
25Central African Republic33.17
26Congo, Republic of the32.57
27East Timor32.03
28Togo31.97
29Senegal31.82
30Ethiopia31.57
31Equatorial Guinea30.65
32Madagascar29.89
33Sao Tome and Principe29.7
34Ghana29.6
35Cote d'Ivoire29.1
36Mauritania28.97
37Gaza Strip28.62
38Western Sahara27.96
39Eritrea27.93
40Rwanda27.87
41Pakistan27.44
42Egypt27.22
43Kenya27.18
44Gambia, The26.97
45Gabon26.27
46Yemen25.8
47Iraq25.74
48Namibia25.69
49West Bank25.17
50Swaziland24.45
51Syria23.78
52Comoros23.6
53Solomon Islands23.58
54Tuvalu23.36
55Guatemala23.31
56Lesotho23.17
57Oman23.07
58Jordan23
59Libya22.95
60Philippines22.9
61Marshall Islands22.77
62Djibouti22.73
63Papua New Guinea22.49
64Vanuatu22.38
65Laos22.38
66Belize21.99
67Nauru21.87
68Tajikistan21.77
69Haiti21.74
70Cambodia21.33
71Tonga20.95
72Botswana20.93
73Bolivia20.77
74Kyrgyzstan20.62
75Kiribati20.48
76Algeria19.99
77Samoa19.58
78South Africa19.23
79Cape Verde19.13
80Micronesia, Federated States of18.89
81Guam18.89
82El Salvador18.59
83Honduras18.53
84Dominican Republic18.46
85Malaysia18.28
86Turkmenistan18.27
87India18.18
88Bangladesh18.13
89Nepal18.13
90Kuwait18.01
91Morocco17.88
92Venezuela17.86
93American Samoa17.8
94Israel17.63
95Mexico17.56
96Fiji17.35
97Nicaragua17.06
98Panama17.06
99Ecuador17.03
100Peru17
101Burma16.99
102Mongolia16.64
103Paraguay16.56
104Brunei16.5
105Kazakhstan16.39
106Bhutan16.34
107Iran16.32
108Uzbekistan16.14
109Jamaica16.13
110Argentina16.02
111Maldives15.95
112Tunisia15.89
113Guyana15.47
114Indonesia15.42
115Kosovo15.42
116Antigua and Barbuda15.42
117Colombia15.39
118Northern Mariana Islands15.07
119Suriname14.92
120Faroe Islands14.9
121Turkey14.81
122Costa Rica14.8
123Bahamas, The14.78
124Saudi Arabia14.67
125Grenada14.58
126Dominica14.51
127Azerbaijan14.48
128New Caledonia14.48
129Korea, North14.47
130Vietnam14.45
131Saint Martin14.34
132Sri Lanka14.23
133Turks and Caicos Islands14.14
134Greenland14.11
135French Polynesia13.96
136Gibraltar13.76
137Brazil13.58
138Lebanon13.56
139Cook Islands13.3
140Iceland13.28
141Chile13.11
142Albania13.04
143Ireland13.01
144Uruguay12.89
145New Zealand12.84
146Seychelles12.83
147Wallis and Futuna12.74
148Jersey12.68
149Bahrain12.67
150Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12.64
151Saint Kitts and Nevis12.62
152Mauritius12.6
153Saint Lucia12.54
154Australia12.39
155United States12.38
156Anguilla12.22
157Norway12.19
158Sweden12.08
159Aruba12.08
160Virgin Islands12.05
161France11.89
162United Kingdom11.87
163Armenia11.86
164Cayman Islands11.85
165Montserrat11.73
166China11.62
167Luxembourg11.61
168Georgia11.56
169Montenegro11.51
170Trinidad and Tobago11.38
171Barbados11.32
172Palau11.25
173Bermuda11.22
174Belgium11.14
175Denmark11.1
176British Virgin Islands11.08
177Netherlands10.96
178Cyprus10.92
179Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)10.9
180Isle of Man10.8
181Thailand10.7
182Moldova10.68
183Macedonia10.66
184Finland10.58
185Switzerland10.45
186Cuba10.39
187Liechtenstein10.35
188Canada10.24
189Russia9.98
190Malta9.93
191Guernsey9.81
192Ukraine9.61
193Belarus9.54
194Lithuania9.53
195Austria9.51
196United Arab Emirates9.5
197Saint Helena9.41
198Qatar9.34
199Estonia9.31
200Saint Barthelemy9.27
201Slovakia9.25
202Latvia9.17
203Singapore8.93
204Poland8.92
205Czech Republic8.9
206Hungary8.77
207Serbia8.77
208San Marino8.76
209Spain8.74
210Croatia8.74
211Slovenia8.71
212Germany8.62
213Bosnia and Herzegovina8.58
214Romania8.47
215Hong Kong8.41
216Italy8.4
217Bulgaria8.27
218Korea, South8.19
219Portugal8.06
220Puerto Rico8.01
221Taiwan7.98
222Macau7.91
223Greece7.84
224Japan7.32
225Andorra6.98
226Saint Pierre and Miquelon6.73
227Monaco6.37

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, 2020

See also: Birth rate map

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