World birth rate 1960-2020 (crude, per 1,000 people)

The birth rate is a measure of the number of live births during the year per 1,000 people.

The number of births will typically be taken from birth registrations and census or survey data. The rate of natural increase, or population growth, can be calculated by subtracting the death rate from the birth rate.

The birth rate has declined significantly over the last 60 years. It has fallen from 38.2 per 1,000 people in 1960 to 28.4 per 1,000 people in 2020. Reasons for this drop include improved education and easier access to contraception. Different social attitudes and economic changes also affect the birth rate.

World Birth Rate (2024)

Total World Births (2024)

Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

 

The below table shows the birth rate for the countries and territories in the world and the year in which those figures are taken from. 

 

World Birth Rate/Total Births by Country

Country Births (2024) Crude birth rate (2024)
India 230,567 161.39
China 10,660 7.48
United States of America 374,536 1,101.59
Indonesia 443,412 1,597.69
Pakistan 647,437 2,692.20
Nigeria 810,914 3,623.31
Brazil 269,978 1,247.46
Bangladesh 298,761 1,727.40
Russian Federation 137,561 952.35
Mexico 185,741 1,445.95
Ethiopia 396,481 3,133.57
Japan 813,751 6,600.03
Philippines 250,042 2,130.97
Egypt 244,935 2,173.01
Congo 423,735 4,143.58
Viet Nam 141,889 1,435.27
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 114,466 128.36
Türkiye 121,405 141.47
Germany 755,129 906.58
Thailand 623,992 869.05
United Kingdom 677,708 1,000.50
United Republic of Tanzania 23,846 35.36
France 671,363 1,036.75
South Africa 114,073 188.82
Italy 406,243 690.06
Kenya 150,336 272.84
Myanmar 910,042 16,674.15
Colombia 714,422 1,371.64
Republic of Korea 287,848 555.86
Uganda 172,903 355.90
Sudan 156,654 3,256.23
Spain 351,908 740.55
Argentina 624,859 1,365.10
Algeria 895,418 1,963.36
Iraq 12,161 26.72
Afghanistan 145,951 345.53
Poland 423,741 1,032.86
Canada 379,615 978.86
Morocco 637,479 16,846.70
Saudi Arabia 606,692 16,420.60
Ukraine 184,455 501.99
Angola 138,174 376.66
Uzbekistan 755,105 2,147.39
Yemen 101,167 293.66
Peru 588,886 1,714.23
Malaysia 507,266 1,478.54
Ghana 909,913 26,666.46
Mozambique 120,786 356.33
Nepal 613,318 1,985.07
Madagascar 918,152 3,027.64
Ivory Coast 959,962 33,247.74
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 454,898 1,577.40
Cameroon 967,736 3,378.11
Niger 121,693 447.35
Australia 301,714 1,141.17
Dem. People's Republic of Korea 338,531 1,294.04
China, Taiwan Province of China 186,643 780.17
Mali 952,503 4,089.10
Burkina Faso 801,037 3,445.10
Syrian Arab Republic 490,781 21,129.76
Sri Lanka 297,987 1,361.07
Malawi 678,962 3,243.69
Zambia 694,807 3,377.82
Romania 214,232 1,076.93
Chile 226,274 1,152.72
Kazakhstan 395,288 2,016.10
Chad 779,346 4,263.71
Ecuador 298,524 1,641.10
Somalia 774,627 4,269.47
Guatemala 373,431 20,640.67
Senegal 562,482 3,166.56
Netherlands 182,435 1,035.49
Cambodia 313,156 1,848.09
Zimbabwe 49,384 296.33
Guinea 47,339 333.59
Rwanda 409,837 2,907.74
Benin 487,458 3,554.77
Burundi 443,059 3,346.72
Tunisia 188,292 1,511.39
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 263,936 2,130.47
Haiti 267,648 2,282.75
Belgium 116,823 999.67
Jordan 243,221 2,145.35
Dominican Republic 200,635 17,703.61
Cuba 98,937 883.81
South Sudan 3,214 28.98
Sweden 113,685 1,071.28
Honduras 217,165 2,049.93
Czechia 99,736 950.29
Azerbaijan 120,485 1,157.10
Greece 7,608 73.57
Papua New Guinea 253,843 2,457.36
Portugal 79,465 775.45
Hungary 104,762 1,031.51
Tajikistan 256,589 2,529.59
United Arab Emirates 91,828 96.49
Belarus 86,154 90.71
Israel 174,648 190.36
Togo 281,959 3,114.26
Austria 84,132 93.91
Switzerland 861 0.98
Sierra Leone 266,774 303.46
Lao People's Democratic Republic 160,515 210.27
China, Hong Kong SAR 41,409 55.27
Serbia 65,195 91.19
Nicaragua 138,073 195.95
Libya 116,411 169.00
Paraguay 137,368 200.20
Kyrgyzstan 152,434 226.32
Bulgaria 55,495 82.98
Turkmenistan 130,653 2,005.08
El Salvador 9,967 15.66
Democratic Republic of the Congo 182,217 298.38
Singapore 4,256 7.08
Denmark 65,003 109.97
Slovakia 62,451 1,077.63
Central African Republic 243,462 423.98
Finland 47,143 85.01
Norway 54,464 99.49
Liberia 166,979 308.17
State of Palestine 146,578 272.89
Lebanon 76,066 142.08
New Zealand 64,118 1,226.41
Costa Rica 60,145 115.39
Ireland 56,728 112.18
Mauritania 158,742 326.43
Oman 79,479 171.13
Panama 7,664 17.15
Kuwait 39,901 92.58
Croatia 33,537 83.66
Eritrea 106,263 2,834.51
Georgia 47,758 128.10
Mongolia 67,343 195.36
Moldova 49,667 144.55
Uruguay 35,643 104.12
Puerto Rico 26,093 80.03
Bosnia and Herzegovina 26,279 81.84
Albania 28,538 100.75
Jamaica 32,246 114.12
Armenia 3,164 11.39
Gambia 89,518 322.80
Lithuania 25,605 94.19
Qatar 23,932 88.10
Botswana 6,019 22.50
Namibia 69,215 265.79
Gabon 6,376 26.17
Lesotho 59,355 254.71
Guinea-Bissau 64,777 301.17
Slovenia 1,852 8.74
North Macedonia 19,769 94.78
Latvia 15,996 87.40
Equatorial Guinea 50,317 293.45
Kosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 18,549 111.50
Trinidad and Tobago 17,014 110.84
Bahrain 16,644 112.04
Timor-Leste 33,096 2,432.46
Estonia 13,102 99.05
Mauritius 13,182 101.36
Cyprus 12,348 97.99
Eswatini 28,356 234.19
Djibouti 24,643 216.84
Reunion 13,906 14.16
Fiji 17,676 18.88
Comoros 24,191 28.39
Guyana 15,943 19.59
Bhutan 9,634 12.23
Solomon Islands 21,398 28.90
Macau 7,002 99.44
Luxembourg 6,724 10.27
Montenegro 6,773 10.81
Suriname 11,086 17.79
Cabo Verde 9,807 16.38
Western Sahara 9,322 15.87
Malta 4,863 9.09
Maldives 6,875 13.20
Brunei Darussalam 5,962 13.17
Bahamas 4,671 11.32
Belize 7,236 17.61
Guadeloupe 4,589 11.59
Iceland 4,553 12.13
Martinique 3,525 96.05
Mayotte 1,079 3.21
Vanuatu 9,531 28.49
French Guiana 7,656 24.53
French Polynesia 3,817 12.36
New Caledonia 4,079 13.92
Barbados 3,011 10.68
Sao Tome and Principe 6,447 27.81
Samoa 6,023 26.69
Curacao 2,195 11.43
Saint Lucia 2,009 11.15
Guam 2,823 16.32
Kiribati 3,495 26.18
Grenada 1,923 15.24
Micronesia (Fed. States of) 2,392 20.76
Jersey 1,167 10.44
Tonga 2,449 22.72
Seychelles 1,586 147.32
Aruba 765 7.20
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1,307 12.60
United States Virgin Islands 1,085 109.87
Antigua and Barbuda 1,116 11.83
Isle of Man 72 8.50
Andorra 569 7.10
Dominica 964 131.98
Cayman Islands 654 94.36
Bermuda 469 7.32
Guernsey 626 9.85
Greenland 781 13.79
Faroe Islands 787 147.74
Northern Mariana Islands 61 1.22
Saint Kitts and Nevis 555 11.62
Turks and Caicos Islands 553 12.01
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 393 8.89
American Samoa 74 1.69
Marshall Islands 762 18.14
Liechtenstein 36 0.91
Monaco 323 8.90
San Marino 199 5.92
Gibraltar 34 1.04
Saint Martin (French part) 44 1.37
British Virgin Islands 24 0.76
Caribbean Netherlands 283 10.42
Palau 266 14.73
Cook Islands 272 15.96
Anguilla 145 911.95
Nauru 333 260.56
Wallis and Futuna Islands 132 11.48
Tuvalu 261 22.90
Saint Barthelemy 91 8.28
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 43 73.63
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 39 7.34
Montserrat 4 0.91
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 41 10.82
Niue 27 13.95
Tokelau 35 18.49
Vatican City 2 3.87