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
Niger44.224,206,644
Angola44.232,866,272
Mali43.920,250,833
Uganda42.945,741,007
Zambia41.518,383,955
Burundi41.311,890,784
Burkina Faso41.220,903,273
Malawi4119,129,952
Somalia39.615,893,222
Liberia38.35,057,681
Mozambique38.131,255,435
Afghanistan37.938,928,346
Nigeria36.9206,139,589
Ethiopia36.5114,963,588
Sierra Leone36.37,976,983
Chad35.616,425,864
Tanzania35.659,734,218
South Sudan35.511,193,725
Cameroon35.426,545,863
Guinea35.113,132,795
Benin3512,123,200
Republic Of The Congo34.45,518,087
Central African Republic34.34,829,767
Gabon34.22,225,734
Zimbabwe34.214,862,924
Dr Congo33.589,561,403
Timor Leste33.41,318,445
Senegal33.416,743,927
Togo33.38,278,724
Guinea Bissau32.51,968,001
Sao Tome And Principe32.4219,159
Equatorial Guinea32.21,402,985
Madagascar31.627,691,018
Rwanda30.712,952,218
Ghana30.531,072,940
Mauritania30.44,649,658
Iraq30.440,222,493
Eritrea29.63,546,421
Egypt29.6102,334,404
Gambia29.42,416,668
Western Sahara29.3597,339
Yemen28.429,825,964
Sudan27.943,849,260
Ivory Coast27.726,378,274
Namibia27.32,540,905
Comoros26.1869,601
Solomon Islands24.9686,884
Lesotho24.62,142,249
Marshall Islands24.459,190
Guatemala24.117,915,568
Nauru2410,824
Vanuatu24307,145
Belize24397,628
Swaziland241,160,164
Oman245,106,626
Jordan23.910,203,134
Kenya23.953,771,296
Tuvalu23.711,792
Papua New Guinea23.78,947,024
Philippines23.7109,581,078
Laos23.67,275,560
Djibouti23.4988,000
Tajikistan23.39,537,645
Haiti2311,402,528
Cambodia2316,718,965
Honduras22.49,904,607
Tonga22.2105,695
Algeria22.243,851,044
Botswana22.12,351,627
Kyrgyzstan22.16,524,195
Bolivia2211,673,021
Pakistan21.9220,892,340
Kiribati21.2119,449
Syria21.217,500,658
Samoa20.4198,414
South Africa20.259,308,690
Micronesia20115,023
Cape Verde20555,987
Guam19.7168,775
American Samoa19.655,191
Nepal19.529,136,808
Kuwait19.24,270,571
Turkmenistan19.16,031,200
Malaysia19.132,365,999
India191,380,004,385
Mongolia18.93,278,290
Venezuela18.828,435,940
Bangladesh18.8164,689,383
Fiji18.6896,445
Dominican Republic18.410,847,910
Saudi Arabia18.334,813,871
Mexico18.3128,932,753
Tunisia18.211,818,619
Israel18.18,655,535
Kazakhstan18.118,776,707
Myanmar18.154,409,800
Jamaica17.92,961,167
Panama17.94,314,767
Ecuador17.917,643,054
Iran17.983,992,949
Peru17.832,971,854
Nicaragua17.76,624,554
Morocco17.736,910,560
Libya17.56,871,292
Bhutan17.3771,608
Brunei17437,479
Uzbekistan16.833,469,203
Argentina16.745,195,774
Paraguay16.67,132,538
El Salvador16.26,486,205
Indonesia16.2273,523,615
Maldives16.1540,544
Colombia16.150,882,891
Suriname15.8586,632
Azerbaijan15.810,139,177
Antigua And Barbuda15.797,929
Turkey15.784,339,067
Grenada15.5112,523
Costa Rica15.55,094,118
Vietnam15.597,338,579
Guyana15.4786,552
Turks And Caicos Islands15.338,717
Bahamas15.3393,244
Sri Lanka15.221,413,249
Dominica15.171,986
United Arab Emirates15.19,890,402
Northern Mariana Islands1557,559
New Caledonia15285,498
French Polynesia14.8280,908
North Korea14.625,778,816
Greenland14.456,770
Faroe Islands14.348,863
Lebanon14.36,825,445
Ireland14.14,937,786
Brazil14.1212,559,417
Cook Islands1417,564
Gibraltar1433,691
Seychelles13.798,347
Curacao13.7164,093
Iceland13.7341,243
Chile13.619,116,201
Saint Lucia13.3183,627
Bahrain13.31,701,575
Wallis And Futuna13.211,239
Saint Kitts And Nevis13.253,199
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines13.2110,940
Albania13.22,877,797
New Zealand13.24,822,233
Sint Maarten13.142,876
Mauritius131,271,768
Uruguay133,473,730
Armenia12.92,963,243
British Virgin Islands12.830,231
Trinidad And Tobago12.71,399,488
Anguilla12.515,003
United States12.5331,002,651
Aruba12.4106,766
Georgia12.33,989,167
China12.31,439,323,776
Norway12.25,421,241
France12.265,273,511
Sweden12.110,099,265
Australia12.125,499,884
United Kingdom12.167,886,011
Cayman Islands1265,722
Barbados11.7287,375
Luxembourg11.5625,978
Moldova11.54,033,963
Macedonia11.42,083,374
Palau11.318,094
Bermuda11.362,278
Cyprus11.31,207,359
Belgium11.311,589,623
Isle Of Man1185,033
Thailand1169,799,978
Russia11145,934,462
Falkland Islands10.93,480
Netherlands10.917,134,872
Montserrat10.84,992
Finland10.75,540,720
Cuba10.711,326,616
Denmark10.55,792,202
Switzerland10.58,654,622
Liechtenstein10.438,128
Belarus10.39,449,323
Canada10.337,742,154
Ukraine10.343,733,762
Malta10.1441,543
Estonia10.11,326,535
Montenegro10628,066
Lithuania9.92,722,289
Latvia9.71,886,198
Slovakia9.75,459,642
Qatar9.62,881,053
Austria9.59,006,398
Poland9.537,846,611
Spain9.246,754,778
Serbia98,737,371
Hungary99,660,351
Portugal910,196,709
Croatia8.94,105,267
Hong Kong8.97,496,981
Romania8.919,237,691
Bosnia And Herzegovina8.83,280,819
Bulgaria8.76,948,445
San Marino8.633,931
Macau8.6649,335
Singapore8.65,850,342
Italy8.660,461,826
Germany8.683,783,942
Greece8.410,423,054
Taiwan8.323,816,775
South Korea8.351,269,185
Slovenia8.22,078,938
Puerto Rico8.12,860,853
Japan7.7126,476,461
Andorra7.577,265
Saint Pierre And Miquelon7.15,794
Monaco6.639,242