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Birth rate - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 was 20.44 births per 1000 people.The highest value was in Niger: 48.14 births per 1000 people and the lowest value was in Italy: 7.8 births per 1000 people. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Birth rate.

The number of births per 1000 people, per year, 2016
(births per 1000 people, Source: The World Bank);

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.

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