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This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Birth rate(births/1,000 population)
Afghanistan 39.05 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Albania 12.57 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Algeria 24.25 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
American Samoa 22.84 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Andorra 8.88 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Angola 39.16 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Anguilla 12.82 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda 16.07 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Argentina 17.12 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Armenia 12.86 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Aruba 12.72 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Australia 12.23 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Austria 8.73 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Azerbaijan 17.17 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bahamas, The 15.81 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bahrain 14.16 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bangladesh 22.07 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Barbados 12.1 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Belarus 10.99 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Belgium 10 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Belize 25.58 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Benin 37.02 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bermuda 11.39 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bhutan 18.43 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bolivia 23.77 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.92 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Botswana 21.69 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Brazil 14.97 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
British Virgin Islands 10.78 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Brunei 17.63 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Bulgaria 9.07 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Burkina Faso 42.81 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Burma 18.89 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Burundi 40.04 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cambodia 24.88 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cameroon 31.93 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Canada 10.28 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cape Verde 20.96 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cayman Islands 12.17 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Central African Republic 35.8 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Chad 37.99 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Chile 14.12 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
China 12.25 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Colombia 16.98 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Comoros 30.26 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 36.34 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Congo, Republic of the 39.63 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cook Islands 14.93 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Costa Rica 16.25 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire 29.83 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Croatia 9.53 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Cuba 9.92 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Curacao NA
Cyprus 11.45 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Czech Republic 8.55 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Denmark 10.2 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Djibouti 24.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Dominica 15.61 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Dominican Republic 19.21 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Ecuador 19.23 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Egypt 23.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
El Salvador 17.12 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Equatorial Guinea 34.35 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Eritrea 31.39 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Estonia 10.38 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Ethiopia 38.07 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
European Union 10.19 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
Faroe Islands 13.36 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Fiji 20.28 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Finland 10.36 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
France 12.6 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
French Polynesia 15.7 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Gabon 34.82 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Gambia, The 32.59 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Gaza Strip 33.27 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Georgia 10.72 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Germany 8.37 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Ghana 31.7 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Gibraltar 14.19 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Greece 8.94 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Greenland 14.57 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Grenada 16.57 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Guam 17.23 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Guatemala 25.99 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Guernsey 9.95 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Guinea 36.3 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Guinea-Bissau 34.28 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Guyana 16.31 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Haiti 23.35 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Honduras 24.16 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Hong Kong 7.58 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Hungary 9.37 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Iceland 13.15 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
India 20.24 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Indonesia 17.38 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Iran 18.4 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Iraq 27.51 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Ireland 15.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Isle of Man 11.27 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Israel 18.71 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Italy 8.94 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Jamaica 18.65 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Japan 8.23 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Jersey 11.38 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Jordan 26.23 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Kazakhstan 20.03 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Kenya 30.08 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Kiribati 22.18 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Korea, North 14.49 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Korea, South 8.33 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Kuwait 20.61 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Kyrgyzstan 23.67 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Laos 25.23 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Latvia 9.91 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Lebanon 14.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Lesotho 26.31 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Liberia 35.75 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Libya 18.74 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Liechtenstein 10.67 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Lithuania 9.36 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Luxembourg 11.72 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Macau 9.03 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Macedonia 11.72 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Madagascar 33.58 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Malawi 39.98 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Malaysia 20.41 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Maldives 15.38 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Mali 46.06 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Malta 10.27 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Marshall Islands 27.21 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Mauritania 32.31 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Mauritius 13.62 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Mexico 18.61 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of 21.44 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Moldova 12.38 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Monaco 6.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Mongolia 20.34 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Montenegro 10.75 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Montserrat 11.37 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Morocco 18.73 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Mozambique 39.08 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Namibia 20.72 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Nauru 26.39 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Nepal 21.48 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Netherlands 10.85 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
New Caledonia 15.81 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
New Zealand 13.48 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Nicaragua 18.77 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Niger 46.84 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Nigeria 38.78 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands 19.6 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Norway 10.8 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Oman 24.43 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Pakistan 23.76 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Palau 10.9 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Panama 18.91 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Papua New Guinea 25.4 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Paraguay 16.95 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Peru 18.85 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Philippines 24.62 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Poland 9.88 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Portugal 9.59 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Puerto Rico 11.28 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Qatar 10.08 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Romania 9.4 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Russia 12.11 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Rwanda 35.49 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 10.19 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Saint Lucia 14.19 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.12 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Samoa 21.7 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
San Marino 8.78 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe 36.05 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Saudi Arabia 19.01 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Senegal 35.64 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Serbia 9.15 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Seychelles 14.85 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Sierra Leone 37.77 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Singapore 7.91 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Sint Maarten 13 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovakia 10.27 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Slovenia 8.66 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Solomon Islands 26.9 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Somalia 41.45 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
South Africa 19.14 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
South Sudan 38.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Spain 10.14 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Sri Lanka 16.64 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Sudan 30.84 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Suriname 17.1 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Swaziland 25.68 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Sweden 10.33 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Switzerland 10.45 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Syria 23.01 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Taiwan 8.61 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Tajikistan 25.49 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Tanzania 37.25 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Thailand 12.66 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Timor-Leste 34.85 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Togo 34.9 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Tonga 24.12 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago 14.07 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Tunisia 17.12 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Turkey 17.22 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Turkmenistan 19.53 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands 17.05 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Tuvalu 23.56 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Uganda 44.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Ukraine 9.52 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
United Arab Emirates 15.65 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
United Kingdom 12.26 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
United States 13.66 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Uruguay 13.28 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Uzbekistan 17.2 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Vanuatu 26.35 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Venezuela 19.66 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Vietnam 16.56 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Virgin Islands 10.69 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Wallis and Futuna 13.74 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
West Bank 23.81 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Western Sahara 31.18 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
World 18.9 births/1,000 population
note: this rate results in about 255 worldwide births per minute or 4.3 births every second (2013 est.)
Yemen 31.63 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Zambia 42.79 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Zimbabwe 32.41 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
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