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
Birth rate(births/1,000 population)
 
Afghanistan 45.46 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Albania 15.29 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Algeria 16.9 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
American Samoa 23.31 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Andorra 10.35 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Angola 43.69 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Anguilla 13.02 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Antigua and Barbuda 16.59 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Argentina 17.94 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Armenia 12.65 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Aruba 12.79 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Australia 12.47 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Austria 8.65 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Azerbaijan 17.62 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bahamas, The 16.81 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bahrain 17.02 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bangladesh 24.68 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Barbados 12.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Belarus 9.71 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Belgium 10.15 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Belize 27.33 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Benin 39.22 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bermuda 11.57 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bhutan 20.07 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bolivia 25.82 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.85 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Botswana 22.89 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Brazil 18.43 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
British Virgin Islands 14.62 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Brunei 18.2 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Bulgaria 9.51 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Burkina Faso 44.33 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Burma 16.97 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Burundi 41.42 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cambodia 25.73 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cameroon 34.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Canada 10.28 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cape Verde 23.5 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cayman Islands 12.36 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Central African Republic 32.75 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Chad 40.86 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Chile 14.64 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
China 14 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Christmas Island NA
 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
 
Colombia 19.57 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Comoros 35.23 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 42.63 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Congo, Republic of the 41.37 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cook Islands 16.18 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Costa Rica 17.43 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cote d'Ivoire 32.11 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Croatia 9.64 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cuba 11.13 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Cyprus 12.57 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Czech Republic 8.83 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Denmark 10.54 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Djibouti 38.13 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Dominica 15.73 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Dominican Republic 22.39 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Ecuador 20.77 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Egypt 21.7 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
El Salvador 25.31 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Equatorial Guinea 36.52 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Eritrea 34.2 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Estonia 10.37 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Ethiopia 43.66 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
European Union 9.9 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) NA
 
Faroe Islands 13.04 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Fiji 21.92 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Finland 10.38 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
France 12.57 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
French Polynesia 15.91 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Gabon 35.57 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Gambia, The 37.87 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Gaza Strip 36.93 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Georgia 10.66 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Germany 8.18 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Ghana 28.58 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Gibraltar 10.67 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Greece 9.45 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Greenland 14.76 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Grenada 21.32 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Guam 18.22 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Guatemala 27.98 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Guernsey 8.46 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Guinea 37.52 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Guinea-Bissau 35.97 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Guyana 17.56 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Haiti 29.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Honduras 26.27 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Hong Kong 7.42 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Hungary 9.51 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Iceland 13.43 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
India 21.76 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Indonesia 18.84 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Iran 17.17 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Iraq 30.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Ireland 14.23 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Isle of Man 10.77 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Israel 19.77 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Italy 8.18 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Jamaica 19.68 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Japan 7.64 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Jersey 8.63 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Jordan 19.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Kazakhstan 16.6 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Kenya 36.64 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Kiribati 30.2 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Korea, North 14.82 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Korea, South 8.93 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Kuwait 21.81 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Kyrgyzstan 23.44 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Laos 33.94 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Latvia 9.78 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Lebanon 17.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Lesotho 24.14 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Liberia 42.25 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Libya 25.15 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Liechtenstein 9.75 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Lithuania 9.11 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Luxembourg 11.73 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Macau 8.88 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Macedonia 11.97 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Madagascar 38.14 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Malawi 41.48 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Malaysia 22.24 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Maldives 14.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mali 49.15 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Malta 10.36 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Marshall Islands 30.7 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mauritania 34.11 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mauritius 14.41 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mayotte 39.26 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mexico 19.71 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Micronesia, Federated States of 23.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Moldova 11.12 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Monaco 9.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mongolia 21.05 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Montenegro 11.14 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Montserrat 12.36 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Morocco 20.96 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Mozambique 37.98 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Namibia 22.51 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Nauru 23.9 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Nepal 23.18 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Netherlands 10.4 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Netherlands Antilles 14.19 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
New Caledonia 17.04 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
New Zealand 13.94 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Nicaragua 23.25 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Niger 51.6 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Nigeria 36.65 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Niue NA
 
Norfolk Island NA
 
Northern Mariana Islands 18.77 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Norway 10.99 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Oman 34.79 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Pakistan 27.62 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Palau 11.2 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Panama 20.18 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Papua New Guinea 27.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Paraguay 28.17 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Peru 19.38 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Philippines 26.01 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Pitcairn Islands NA
 
Poland 10.04 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Portugal 10.29 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Puerto Rico 12.12 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Qatar 15.61 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Romania 10.53 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Russia 11.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Rwanda 39.67 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Saint Helena 11.13 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis 17.67 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Saint Lucia 15.1 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 12.76 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15.27 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Samoa 28.06 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
San Marino 9.63 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Sao Tome and Principe 38.54 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Saudi Arabia 28.55 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Senegal 36.84 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Serbia 9.19 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Seychelles 15.87 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Sierra Leone 44.73 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Singapore 8.82 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Slovakia 10.6 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Slovenia 8.97 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Solomon Islands 27.69 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Somalia 43.7 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
South Africa 19.93 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Spain 9.72 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Sri Lanka 16.26 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Sudan 33.74 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Suriname 16.8 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Svalbard NA
 
Swaziland 26.25 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Sweden 10.13 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Switzerland 9.59 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Syria 25.9 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Taiwan 8.99 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Tajikistan 26.9 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Tanzania 34.29 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Thailand 13.4 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Timor-Leste 26.25 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Togo 36.44 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Tokelau NA
 
Tonga 19.84 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Trinidad and Tobago 14.36 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Tunisia 15.42 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Turkey 18.66 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Turkmenistan 19.69 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Turks and Caicos Islands 20.79 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Tuvalu 23.11 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Uganda 47.84 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Ukraine 9.6 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
United Arab Emirates 16.02 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
United Kingdom 10.65 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
United States 13.82 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Uruguay 13.91 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Uzbekistan 17.58 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Vanuatu 21.53 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Venezuela 20.61 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Vietnam 16.31 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Virgin Islands 11.95 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Wallis and Futuna NA
 
West Bank 25.44 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Western Sahara 39.54 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
World 19.95 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Yemen 42.14 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Zambia 40.24 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
 
Zimbabwe 31.49 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

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• Note: Information for the US and US dependencies was complied from material in the public domain and does not represent Solidary Foundation estimates.

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