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 By Country 2020

* Birth rate is number of births per 1,000 population
Country Birth Rate Population 2020
Monaco6.639,242
Saint Pierre And Miquelon7.15,794
Andorra7.577,265
Japan7.7126,476,461
Puerto Rico8.12,860,853
Slovenia8.22,078,938
Taiwan8.323,816,775
South Korea8.351,269,185
Greece8.410,423,054
Germany8.683,783,942
Italy8.660,461,826
Macau8.6649,335
San Marino8.633,931
Singapore8.65,850,342
Bulgaria8.76,948,445
Bosnia And Herzegovina8.83,280,819
Croatia8.94,105,267
Hong Kong8.97,496,981
Romania8.919,237,691
Hungary99,660,351
Portugal910,196,709
Serbia98,737,371
Spain9.246,754,778
Austria9.59,006,398
Poland9.537,846,611
Qatar9.62,881,053
Latvia9.71,886,198
Slovakia9.75,459,642
Lithuania9.92,722,289
Montenegro10628,066
Estonia10.11,326,535
Malta10.1441,543
Belarus10.39,449,323
Canada10.337,742,154
Ukraine10.343,733,762
Liechtenstein10.438,128
Denmark10.55,792,202
Switzerland10.58,654,622
Cuba10.711,326,616
Finland10.75,540,720
Montserrat10.84,992
Falkland Islands10.93,480
Netherlands10.917,134,872
Russia11145,934,462
Thailand1169,799,978
Isle Of Man1185,033
British Virgin Islands11.130,231
Cyprus11.31,207,359
Belgium11.311,589,623
Palau11.318,094
Bermuda11.362,278
Luxembourg11.5625,978
Moldova11.54,033,963
Barbados11.7287,375
Cayman Islands1265,722
Australia12.125,499,884
Sweden12.110,099,265
United Kingdom12.167,886,011
France12.265,273,511
Norway12.25,421,241
China12.31,439,323,776
Georgia12.33,989,167
Aruba12.4106,766
Anguilla12.515,003
United States12.5331,002,651
Trinidad And Tobago12.71,399,488
Armenia12.92,963,243
Mauritius131,271,768
Uruguay133,473,730
Sint Maarten13.142,876
New Zealand13.24,822,233
Saint Kitts And Nevis13.253,199
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines13.2110,940
Albania13.22,877,797
Wallis And Futuna13.211,239
Bahrain13.31,701,575
Saint Lucia13.3183,627
Chile13.619,116,201
Iceland13.7341,243
Seychelles13.798,347
Cook Islands1417,564
Gibraltar1433,691
Ireland14.14,937,786
Brazil14.1212,559,417
Faroe Islands14.348,863
Lebanon14.36,825,445
Greenland14.456,770
North Korea14.625,778,816
French Polynesia14.8280,908
New Caledonia15285,498
Northern Mariana Islands1557,559
Dominica15.171,986
United Arab Emirates15.19,890,402
Sri Lanka15.221,413,249
Bahamas15.3393,244
Turks And Caicos Islands15.338,717
Guyana15.4786,552
Costa Rica15.55,094,118
Grenada15.5112,523
Vietnam15.597,338,579
Antigua And Barbuda15.797,929
Turkey15.784,339,067
Azerbaijan15.810,139,177
Suriname15.8586,632
Colombia16.150,882,891
Maldives16.1540,544
El Salvador16.26,486,205
Indonesia16.2273,523,615
Paraguay16.67,132,538
Argentina16.745,195,774
Uzbekistan16.833,469,203
Brunei17437,479
Bhutan17.3771,608
Libya17.56,871,292
Morocco17.736,910,560
Nicaragua17.76,624,554
Peru17.832,971,854
Ecuador17.917,643,054
Iran17.983,992,949
Jamaica17.92,961,167
Panama17.94,314,767
Israel18.18,655,535
Kazakhstan18.118,776,707
Tunisia18.211,818,619
Mexico18.3128,932,753
Saudi Arabia18.334,813,871
Dominican Republic18.410,847,910
Fiji18.6896,445
Bangladesh18.8164,689,383
Venezuela18.828,435,940
Mongolia18.93,278,290
India191,380,004,385
Malaysia19.132,365,999
Turkmenistan19.16,031,200
Kuwait19.24,270,571
Nepal19.529,136,808
American Samoa19.655,191
Guam19.7168,775
Micronesia20115,023
South Africa20.259,308,690
Samoa20.4198,414
Kiribati21.2119,449
Syria21.217,500,658
Pakistan21.9220,892,340
Bolivia2211,673,021
Kyrgyzstan22.16,524,195
Botswana22.12,351,627
Algeria22.243,851,044
Tonga22.2105,695
Honduras22.49,904,607
Cambodia2316,718,965
Haiti2311,402,528
Tajikistan23.39,537,645
Djibouti23.4988,000
Laos23.67,275,560
Papua New Guinea23.78,947,024
Philippines23.7109,581,078
Tuvalu23.711,792
Jordan23.910,203,134
Kenya23.953,771,296
Oman245,106,626
Nauru2410,824
Vanuatu24307,145
Belize24397,628
Guatemala24.117,915,568
Marshall Islands24.459,190
Lesotho24.62,142,249
Solomon Islands24.9686,884
Comoros26.1869,601
Namibia27.32,540,905
Ivory Coast27.726,378,274
Sudan27.943,849,260
Yemen28.429,825,964
Western Sahara29.3597,339
Eritrea29.63,546,421
Egypt29.6102,334,404
Iraq30.440,222,493
Mauritania30.44,649,658
Ghana30.531,072,940
Rwanda30.712,952,218
Madagascar31.627,691,018
Equatorial Guinea32.21,402,985
Sao Tome And Principe32.4219,159
Guinea Bissau32.51,968,001
Togo33.38,278,724
Senegal33.416,743,927
Dr Congo33.589,561,403
Gabon34.22,225,734
Zimbabwe34.214,862,924
Central African Republic34.34,829,767
Republic Of The Congo34.45,518,087
Benin3512,123,200
Guinea35.113,132,795
Cameroon35.426,545,863
South Sudan35.511,193,725
Chad35.616,425,864
Tanzania35.659,734,218
Sierra Leone36.37,976,983
Ethiopia36.5114,963,588
Nigeria36.9206,139,589
Afghanistan37.938,928,346
Mozambique38.131,255,435
Liberia38.35,057,681
Somalia39.615,893,222
Malawi4119,129,952
Burkina Faso41.220,903,273
Burundi41.311,890,784
Zambia41.518,383,955
Uganda42.945,741,007
Mali43.920,250,833
Angola44.232,866,272
Niger44.224,206,644