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Death rate, per 1000 people, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 27 countries was 12.19 deaths per 1000 people. The highest value was in Bulgaria: 21.7 deaths per 1000 people and the lowest value was in Ireland: 6.6 deaths per 1000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 1000 people; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Death rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Bulgaria 21.7 1 1960 - 2021
Latvia 18.4 2 1960 - 2021
Romania 17.5 3 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 17 4 1960 - 2021
Croatia 16.2 5 1960 - 2021
Hungary 16.1 6 1960 - 2021
Estonia 14 7 1960 - 2021
Poland 13.8 8 1960 - 2021
Greece 13.5 9 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 13.5 10 1960 - 2021
Czechia 13.3 11 1960 - 2021
Germany 12.3 12 1960 - 2021
Portugal 12.1 13 1960 - 2021
Italy 12 14 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 11 15 1960 - 2021
Finland 10.4 16 1960 - 2021
Austria 10.3 17 1960 - 2021
Denmark 9.8 18 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 9.8 19 1960 - 2021
Belgium 9.7 20 1960 - 2021
France 9.7 21 1960 - 2021
Spain 9.5 22 1960 - 2021
Sweden 8.8 23 1960 - 2021
Malta 8 24 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 7.26 25 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 7 26 1960 - 2021
Ireland 6.6 27 1960 - 2021



Definition: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths 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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14.00
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