Birth Rate By Country 2020

The birth rate is the number of live births per 1,000 in a population in a year or a specific period time. Birth rate varies drastically by country. The average global birth rate is 18.5 births per 1,000 total populations, lower than it was in 2007 and 2012.

The decrease in birth rate has caused concern for many countries that are worried that their current birth rate is not enough to replace the older generation and fear a decline in population. Some governments have financial incentives to encourage citizens to have children. Low birth rates are attributed to the high costs of raising a child, people choosing to further their careers over starting a family, and older average ages for first-time mothers.

On the other end, some countries are facing overpopulation and the problems associated with it such as overcrowding and poverty. Overpopulation is usually caused by very high birth rates, which are associated with health problems, low life expectancy, lack of contraception, and low education levels.

The countries with the ten highest birth rates (average annual number of births per 1,000 people per year) are:

  1. Angola (44.20)
  2. Niger (44.20)
  3. Mali (43.90)
  4. Uganda (42.90)
  5. Zambia (41.50)
  6. Burundi (41.30)
  7. Burkina Faso (41.20)
  8. Malawi (41.00)
  9. Somalia (39.60
  10. Liberia (38.30)

Angola has the highest birth rate of 44.20 average annual births per 1,000 people per year. The birth rate in Angola has decreased significantly since 2000 when it was 46.89.

Monaco has the lowest birth rate in the world of 6.60 average annual births per 1,000 people per year.

* Birth rate is number of births per 1,000 population
Country Birth Rate Population 2019
Monaco6.638,964
Saint Pierre And Miquelon7.15,822
Andorra7.577,142
Japan7.7126,860,301
Puerto Rico8.12,933,408
Slovenia8.22,078,654
Taiwan8.323,773,876
South Korea8.351,225,308
Greece8.410,473,455
Germany8.683,517,045
Italy8.660,550,075
Macau8.6640,445
San Marino8.633,860
Singapore8.65,804,337
Bulgaria8.77,000,119
Bosnia And Herzegovina8.83,301,000
Croatia8.94,130,304
Hong Kong8.97,436,154
Romania8.919,364,557
Hungary99,684,679
Portugal910,226,187
Serbia98,772,235
Spain9.246,736,776
Austria9.58,955,102
Poland9.537,887,768
Qatar9.62,832,067
Latvia9.71,906,743
Slovakia9.75,457,013
Lithuania9.92,759,627
Montenegro10627,987
Estonia10.11,325,648
Malta10.1440,372
Belarus10.39,452,411
Canada10.337,411,047
Ukraine10.343,993,638
Liechtenstein10.438,019
Denmark10.55,771,876
Switzerland10.58,591,365
Cuba10.711,333,483
Finland10.75,532,156
Montserrat10.84,989
Falkland Islands10.93,377
Netherlands10.917,097,130
Russia11145,872,256
Thailand1169,625,582
Isle Of Man1184,584
British Virgin Islands11.130,030
Cyprus11.31,198,575
Belgium11.311,539,328
Palau11.318,008
Bermuda11.362,506
Luxembourg11.5615,729
Moldova11.54,043,263
Barbados11.7287,025
Cayman Islands1264,948
Australia12.125,203,198
Sweden12.110,036,379
United Kingdom12.167,530,172
France12.265,129,728
Norway12.25,378,857
China12.31,433,783,686
Georgia12.33,996,765
Aruba12.4106,314
Anguilla12.514,869
United States12.5329,064,917
Trinidad And Tobago12.71,394,973
Armenia12.92,957,731
Mauritius131,269,668
Uruguay133,461,734
Sint Maarten13.142,388
New Zealand13.24,783,063
Saint Kitts And Nevis13.252,823
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines13.2110,589
Albania13.22,880,917
Wallis And Futuna13.211,432
Bahrain13.31,641,172
Saint Lucia13.3182,790
Chile13.618,952,038
Iceland13.7339,031
Seychelles13.797,739
Cook Islands1417,548
Gibraltar1433,701
Ireland14.14,882,495
Brazil14.1211,049,527
Faroe Islands14.348,678
Lebanon14.36,855,713
Greenland14.456,672
North Korea14.625,666,161
French Polynesia14.8279,287
New Caledonia15282,750
Northern Mariana Islands1557,216
Dominica15.171,808
United Arab Emirates15.19,770,529
Sri Lanka15.221,323,733
Bahamas15.3389,482
Turks And Caicos Islands15.338,191
Guyana15.4782,766
Costa Rica15.55,047,561
Grenada15.5112,003
Vietnam15.596,462,106
Antigua And Barbuda15.797,118
Turkey15.783,429,615
Azerbaijan15.810,047,718
Suriname15.8581,372
Colombia16.150,339,443
Maldives16.1530,953
El Salvador16.26,453,553
Indonesia16.2270,625,568
Paraguay16.67,044,636
Argentina16.744,780,677
Uzbekistan16.832,981,716
Brunei17433,285
Bhutan17.3763,092
Libya17.56,777,452
Morocco17.736,471,769
Nicaragua17.76,545,502
Peru17.832,510,453
Ecuador17.917,373,662
Iran17.982,913,906
Jamaica17.92,948,279
Panama17.94,246,439
Israel18.18,519,377
Kazakhstan18.118,551,427
Tunisia18.211,694,719
Mexico18.3127,575,529
Saudi Arabia18.334,268,528
Dominican Republic18.410,738,958
Fiji18.6889,953
Bangladesh18.8163,046,161
Venezuela18.828,515,829
Mongolia18.93,225,167
India191,366,417,754
Malaysia19.131,949,777
Turkmenistan19.15,942,089
Kuwait19.24,207,083
Nepal19.528,608,710
American Samoa19.655,312
Guam19.7167,294
Micronesia20113,815
South Africa20.258,558,270
Samoa20.4197,097
Kiribati21.2117,606
Syria21.217,070,135
Pakistan21.9216,565,318
Bolivia2211,513,100
Kyrgyzstan22.16,415,850
Botswana22.12,303,697
Algeria22.243,053,054
Tonga22.2104,494
Honduras22.49,746,117
Cambodia2316,486,542
Haiti2311,263,077
Tajikistan23.39,321,018
Djibouti23.4973,560
Laos23.67,169,455
Papua New Guinea23.78,776,109
Philippines23.7108,116,615
Tuvalu23.711,646
Jordan23.910,101,694
Kenya23.952,573,973
Oman244,974,986
Nauru2410,756
Vanuatu24299,882
Belize24390,353
Guatemala24.117,581,472
Marshall Islands24.458,791
Lesotho24.62,125,268
Solomon Islands24.9669,823
Comoros26.1850,886
Namibia27.32,494,530
Ivory Coast27.725,716,544
Sudan27.942,813,238
Yemen28.429,161,922
Western Sahara29.3582,463
Eritrea29.63,497,117
Egypt29.6100,388,073
Iraq30.439,309,783
Mauritania30.44,525,696
Ghana30.530,417,856
Rwanda30.712,626,950
Madagascar31.626,969,307
Equatorial Guinea32.21,355,986
Sao Tome And Principe32.4215,056
Guinea Bissau32.51,920,922
Togo33.38,082,366
Senegal33.416,296,364
Dr Congo33.586,790,567
Gabon34.22,172,579
Zimbabwe34.214,645,468
Central African Republic34.34,745,185
Republic Of The Congo34.45,380,508
Benin3511,801,151
Guinea35.112,771,246
Cameroon35.425,876,380
South Sudan35.511,062,113
Chad35.615,946,876
Tanzania35.658,005,463
Sierra Leone36.37,813,215
Ethiopia36.5112,078,730
Nigeria36.9200,963,599
Afghanistan37.938,041,754
Mozambique38.130,366,036
Liberia38.34,937,374
Somalia39.615,442,905
Malawi4118,628,747
Burkina Faso41.220,321,378
Burundi41.311,530,580
Zambia41.517,861,030
Uganda42.944,269,594
Mali43.919,658,031
Angola44.231,825,295
Niger44.223,310,715