* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

The number of crude births per 1000 people, per year, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 194 countries was 18.88 births per 1000 people. The highest value was in Niger: 45.29 births per 1000 people and the lowest value was in Hong Kong: 5 births per 1000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: births per 1000 people; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Birth rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Niger 45.29 1 1960 - 2021
Somalia 43.56 2 1960 - 2021
Chad 43.36 3 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 42.68 4 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 42.05 5 1960 - 2021
Mali 41.64 6 1960 - 2021
Angola 38.81 7 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 37.12 8 1960 - 2021
Uganda 36.79 9 1960 - 2021
Benin 36.61 10 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 36.6 11 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 36.21 12 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 35.84 13 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 35.54 14 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 34.94 15 1960 - 2021
Burundi 34.84 16 1960 - 2021
Zambia 34.51 17 1960 - 2021
Guinea 34.42 18 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 33.93 19 1960 - 2021
Sudan 33.6 20 1960 - 2021
Gambia 33.26 21 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 33.19 22 1960 - 2021
Malawi 32.86 23 1960 - 2021
Senegal 32.57 24 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 32.38 25 1960 - 2021
Togo 31.86 26 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 31.36 27 1960 - 2021
Liberia 31.29 28 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 31.09 29 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 30.95 30 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 30.69 31 1960 - 2021
Yemen 30.54 32 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 30.54 33 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 30.5 34 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 29.98 35 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 29.78 36 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 29.44 37 1960 - 2021
Comoros 29.4 38 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 28.62 39 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 28.26 40 1960 - 2021
Palestine 28.24 41 1990 - 2021
Kenya 27.68 42 1960 - 2021
Ghana 27.55 43 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 27.52 44 1960 - 2021
Namibia 27.44 45 1960 - 2021
Iraq 27.37 46 1960 - 2021
Samoa 27.25 47 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 27.21 48 1960 - 2021
Gabon 27.14 49 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 26.75 50 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 26.11 51 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 25.9 52 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 25.51 53 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 24.13 54 1960 - 2021
Botswana 23.58 55 1960 - 2021
Haiti 23.5 56 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 23.5 57 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 23.48 58 1960 - 2021
Tonga 23.05 59 1960 - 2021
Egypt 22.56 60 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 22.4 61 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 22.2 62 1960 - 2021
Laos 21.97 63 1960 - 2021
Jordan 21.95 64 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 21.84 65 1960 - 2021
Philippines 21.81 66 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 21.59 67 1960 - 2021
Algeria 21.52 68 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 21.41 69 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 21.12 70 1960 - 2021
Honduras 21.07 71 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 20.78 72 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 20.63 73 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 20.51 74 1960 - 2021
Nepal 20.4 75 1960 - 2021
Guyana 20.3 76 1960 - 2021
Syria 20.11 77 1960 - 2021
South Africa 19.82 78 1960 - 2021
Israel 19.7 79 1960 - 2021
Fiji 19.34 80 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 19.33 81 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 18.43 82 1960 - 2021
Oman 18.42 83 1960 - 2021
Suriname 18.15 84 1960 - 2021
Belize 17.98 85 1960 - 2021
Libya 17.83 86 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 17.82 87 1960 - 2021
Panama 17.69 88 1960 - 2021
Peru 17.62 89 1960 - 2021
Morocco 17.55 90 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 17.47 91 1960 - 2021
Burma 17.1 92 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 16.95 93 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 16.82 94 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 16.8 95 1971 - 2021
India 16.42 96 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 16.42 97 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 16.09 98 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 16.02 99 1960 - 2021
Grenada 15.96 100 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 15.88 101 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 15.24 102 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 15.01 103 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 14.95 104 1960 - 2021
Mexico 14.86 105 1960 - 2021
Turkey 14.68 106 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 14.3 107 1960 - 2021
Colombia 14.2 108 1960 - 2021
Maldives 14.09 109 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 14.02 110 1960 - 2021
Argentina 13.9 111 1960 - 2021
Brunei 13.8 112 1960 - 2021
Iran 13.7 113 1960 - 2021
Georgia 13.41 114 1960 - 2021
Palau 13.4 115 1990 - 2021
Dominica 13.33 116 1960 - 2021
North Korea 13.24 117 1960 - 2021
Iceland 13.1 118 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 12.9 119 1960 - 2021
Brazil 12.88 120 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 12.8 121 1970 - 2021
Bhutan 12.48 122 1960 - 2021
Moldova 12.43 123 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 12.11 124 1960 - 2021
Australia 12.1 125 1960 - 2021
Armenia 12.05 126 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 11.93 127 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 11.87 128 1960 - 2021
Chile 11.79 129 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 11.71 130 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 11.69 131 1960 - 2021
Ireland 11.6 132 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 11.49 133 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 11.48 134 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 11.44 135 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 11.4 136 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 11.1 137 1960 - 2021
Sweden 11 138 1960 - 2021
USA 11 139 1960 - 2021
France 10.9 140 1960 - 2021
Barbados 10.83 141 1960 - 2021
Denmark 10.8 142 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 10.71 143 1960 - 2021
Czechia 10.6 144 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 10.5 145 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 10.47 146 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 10.41 147 1960 - 2021
Norway 10.4 148 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 10.4 149 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 10.31 150 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 10.31 151 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 10.3 152 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 10.3 153 1960 - 2021
Albania 10.24 154 1960 - 2021
Belgium 10.2 155 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 10.2 156 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 10.2 157 1960 - 2021
Macao 10.11 158 1960 - 2021
UK 10.1 159 1960 - 2021
Estonia 10 160 1960 - 2021
Qatar 9.82 161 1960 - 2021
Hungary 9.7 162 1960 - 2021
Austria 9.6 163 1960 - 2021
Canada 9.6 164 1960 - 2021
Germany 9.6 165 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 9.6 166 1960 - 2021
Russia 9.6 167 1960 - 2021
Croatia 9.4 168 1960 - 2021
Romania 9.3 169 1960 - 2021
Belarus 9.28 170 1960 - 2021
Latvia 9.2 171 1960 - 2021
Serbia 9.1 172 1960 - 2021
Finland 9 173 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 9 174 1960 - 2021
Thailand 9 175 1960 - 2021
Poland 8.8 176 1960 - 2021
Singapore 8.6 177 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 8.5 178 1960 - 2021
Malta 8.5 179 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 8.42 180 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 8.3 181 1960 - 2021
Greece 8 182 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 7.7 183 1960 - 2021
Portugal 7.7 184 1960 - 2021
China 7.52 185 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 7.3 186 1960 - 2021
Aruba 7.19 187 1960 - 2021
Spain 7.1 188 1960 - 2021
Italy 6.8 189 1960 - 2021
Japan 6.6 190 1960 - 2021
San Marino 6.2 191 2004 - 2021
Puerto Rico 5.9 192 1960 - 2021
South Korea 5.1 193 1960 - 2021
Hong Kong 5 194 1960 - 2021



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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