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Lesotho: The number of births per 1000 people, per year: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Lesotho from 1960 to 2016. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 36.31 births per 1000 people with a minumum of 27.87 births per 1000 people in 2016 and a maximum of 42.81 births per 1000 people in 1972. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.