Birth Rate By Country 2019

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