List of countries by birth rate

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date11 Sep 2021

With 24 mn birth per year, India has the highest number of birth per year in the world due to large populations and significant fertility rates. India is ahead by a margin from China (16 mn births per year) due to the low fertility rate of China. China and India together account for about 29% of total births in the world. More than one million people are born per year in 27 countries and 10,000 born per day in eight countries. United States Virgin Islands have the lowest number of 1,166 births per year.

With 44.81 yearly births per 1000 people, Niger has the highest birth rate, followed by Somalia, Chad, and Mali, having figures above 40 births. The crude birth rate refers to the number of births over a given period divided by the person-years lived by the population over that period. It is usually expressed in units of births per 1,000 individuals per year.

Thirty-seven countries/territories have a birth rate over 30, of which the first 32 and a total of 35 belong to Africa. Afghanistan and Solomon Islands are the remaining two.

Puerto Rico (6.54) has the lowest birth rates worldwide, followed by South Korea (6.88). Out of 201 countries/territories projected by the UN, birth rates of 30 countries have below 10.

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List of countries by birth rate

Code Country/Region Birth Crude birth Continent
per yearper dayRankper 1000 Rank
INDIndia24,016,02065,797117.2397Asia
CHNChina15,918,88943,613211.04153Asia
NGANigeria7,748,31921,228336.609Africa
PAKPakistan6,049,54716,574426.8850Asia
IDNIndonesia4,745,91113,002517.1899Asia
USAUnited States of America3,985,71210,920611.97137North America
CODDemocratic Republic of the Congo3,663,45610,037739.605Africa
ETHEthiopia3,654,99510,014830.9732Africa
BGDBangladesh2,863,9167,846917.2298Asia
BRABrazil2,823,9157,7371013.21128South America
EGYEgypt2,549,3596,9851124.4756Africa
TZAUnited Republic of Tanzania2,195,5266,0151235.6413Africa
PHLPhilippines2,190,3986,0011319.7078Asia
MEXMexico2,178,1895,9681416.72104North America
RUSRussian Federation1,721,8684,7171511.82141Europe
UGAUganda1,690,8774,6331636.0212Africa
VNMViet Nam1,545,1644,2331715.77111Asia
KENKenya1,523,5014,1741827.6448Africa
IRNIran (Islamic Republic of)1,473,2964,0361917.3894Asia
SDNSudan1,402,2323,8422031.1731Africa
AGOAngola1,340,8393,6742139.406Africa
TURTurkey1,291,5783,5392215.28115Asia
AFGAfghanistan1,219,2503,3402330.5334Asia
MOZMozambique1,174,2843,2172436.4511Africa
ZAFSouth Africa1,166,8603,1972519.4480Africa
IRQIraq1,149,8973,1502627.8146Asia
NERNiger1,129,7763,0952744.811Africa
DZAAlgeria974,2252,6692821.9267Africa
CIVCôte d'Ivoire944,1452,5872934.8617Africa
MMRMyanmar936,5912,5663017.06101Asia
CMRCameroon926,1642,5373133.9819Africa
MDGMadagascar907,3652,4863231.8728Africa
GHAGhana896,3082,4563328.2345Africa
JPNJapan894,5822,451347.10199Asia
YEMYemen877,0792,4033528.7539Asia
MLIMali838,2122,2963640.114Africa
DEUGermany790,0712,165379.46181Europe
BFABurkina Faso786,9892,1563836.5410Africa
GBRUnited Kingdom771,0212,1123911.31148Europe
ARGArgentina750,3592,0564016.46105South America
COLColombia720,4171,9744114.16120South America
FRAFrance716,7251,9644210.95156Europe
TCDChad689,1531,8884340.663Africa
THAThailand685,3041,878449.80174Asia
SOMSomalia676,1651,8534541.212Africa
ZMBZambia667,6131,8294635.1814Africa
UZBUzbekistan664,4271,8204719.6379Asia
MARMorocco662,2141,8144817.7392Africa
MWIMalawi653,7471,7914933.1522Africa
SAUSaudi Arabia577,6921,5835016.35107Asia
PERPeru574,0571,5735117.3196South America
SENSenegal566,7291,5535232.9223Africa
NPLNepal560,9451,5375318.9187Asia
MYSMalaysia531,7721,4575416.23109Asia
VENVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)505,7961,3865517.08100South America
GINGuinea475,0351,3015635.1715Africa
BDIBurundi456,1061,2505737.177Africa
BENBenin437,5071,1995835.0916Africa
ITAItaly430,8541,180597.14198Europe
ZWEZimbabwe429,3581,1766028.3644Africa
GTMGuatemala428,9351,1756123.4960North America
SYRSyrian Arab Republic422,8291,1586222.1566Asia
RWARwanda399,8611,0966330.1537Africa
SSDSouth Sudan391,7491,0736433.9420Africa
CANCanada387,2941,0616510.18165North America
UKRUkraine384,9071,055668.86188Europe
ESPSpain374,6741,027678.03194Europe
KAZKazakhstan359,0919846818.9485Asia
KHMCambodia357,2209796921.1070Asia
POLPoland355,595974709.41183Europe
PRKDem. People's Republic of Korea354,4699717113.70124Asia
KORRepublic of Korea352,792967726.88200Asia
ECUEcuador337,1189247318.9186South America
LKASri Lanka321,6028817414.97116Asia
AUSAustralia317,9338717512.34134Oceania
TJKTajikistan275,7187557628.3742Asia
TGOTogo271,6507447731.9926Africa
HTIHaiti267,9697347823.2161North America
SLESierra Leone259,3197107931.8329Africa
BOLBolivia (Plurinational State of)247,9016798020.9471South America
PNGPapua New Guinea239,6226568126.2653Oceania
CHLChile225,2866178211.83140South America
JORJordan213,0925848320.8572Asia
HNDHonduras209,0835738420.7773North America
DOMDominican Republic202,7345558518.5288North America
TWNChina, Taiwan Province of China200,135548868.39193Asia
TUNTunisia192,0345268716.12110Africa
ROURomania181,094496889.45182Europe
COGCongo179,2274918931.6430Africa
NLDNetherlands173,8194769010.12166Europe
CAFCentral African Republic171,3514699134.7018Africa
ISRIsrael170,3444679219.3981Asia
LBRLiberia166,3164569332.0425Africa
LAOLao People's Democratic Republic163,5864489422.1965Asia
MRTMauritania155,0634259532.4424Africa
AZEAzerbaijan151,6684169614.87117Asia
KGZKyrgyzstan148,6524079722.4664Asia
PSEState of Palestine145,1923989827.7647Asia
PRYParaguay143,1243929919.8377South America
TKMTurkmenistan132,53736310021.6969Asia
NICNicaragua129,78735610119.3782North America
BELBelgium123,80733910210.66157Europe
LBYLibya120,38633010317.3595Africa
SWESweden119,92132910411.81142Europe
SLVEl Salvador114,53231410517.5793North America
LBNLebanon113,66831110616.93103Asia
CUBCuba108,7882981079.62178North America
CZECzechia106,8292931089.97172Europe
BLRBelarus105,89329010911.23150Europe
ERIEritrea103,99128511028.7540Africa
AREUnited Arab Emirates100,07327411110.03170Asia
GMBGambia92,36225311237.098Africa
HUNHungary90,3962481139.39184Europe
AUTAustria90,02724711410.00171Europe
CHESwitzerland88,67724311510.18164Europe
OMNOman88,25624211617.03102Asia
HKGChina, Hong Kong SAR82,88422711710.99155Asia
SRBSerbia80,0142191189.21185Europe
PANPanama79,75421911918.2190North America
PRTPortugal77,9862141207.67195Europe
GRCGreece74,1052031217.15197Europe
MNGMongolia72,29619812221.7768Asia
NAMNamibia70,28219312327.1749Africa
GNBGuinea-Bissau67,51318512433.4721Africa
CRICosta Rica67,37318512513.12129North America
GABGabon67,19418412629.5138Africa
DNKDenmark64,05917612711.01154Europe
NORNorway60,62416612811.07152Europe
BGRBulgaria60,1491651298.72190Europe
NZLNew Zealand59,74316413012.29135Oceania
IRLIreland58,21816013111.74143Europe
BWABotswana55,19715113223.1062Africa
LSOLesotho55,17615113325.5654Africa
SVKSlovakia54,89515013410.06167Europe
KWTKuwait52,21014313512.06136Asia
GEOGeorgia50,19813813612.63132Asia
SGPSingapore49,8781371378.45192Asia
FINFinland48,3941331388.72189Europe
URYUruguay46,97712913913.49127South America
GNQEquatorial Guinea46,33812714031.9427Africa
JAMJamaica45,96712614115.47114North America
MDARepublic of Moldova38,5981061429.60179Europe
TLSTimor-Leste38,49910514328.6641Asia
ARMArmenia38,25510514412.90131Asia
HRVCroatia34,650951458.48191Europe
ALBAlbania32,3118914611.27149Europe
SWZEswatini29,2078014724.9255Africa
COMComoros27,1257414830.5136Africa
LTULithuania27,1187414910.03169Europe
QATQatar26,674731509.07187Asia
BIHBosnia and Herzegovina24,967681517.64196Europe
BHRBahrain22,1736115212.94130Asia
SLBSolomon Islands21,7676015330.9433Oceania
MKDNorth Macedonia21,4595915410.31162Europe
DJIDjibouti20,1355515520.1075Africa
PRIPuerto Rico19,089521566.54201North America
LVALatvia19,0735215710.19163Europe
SVNSlovenia19,022521589.16186Europe
FJIFiji18,2725015920.2474Oceania
TTOTrinidad and Tobago16,7044616011.92138North America
GUYGuyana15,1864216119.2283South America
ESTEstonia13,2583616210.05168Europe
REURéunion12,8153516314.21119Africa
BTNBhutan12,7523516416.37106Asia
MUSMauritius12,656351659.95173Africa
CYPCyprus11,869331669.78177Asia
ESHWestern Sahara11,6663216719.0984Africa
SURSuriname10,5402916817.8291South America
CPVCabo Verde10,2322816918.2289Africa
VUTVanuatu8,9252417028.3743Oceania
BLZBelize8,1012217119.9976North America
MYTMayotte7,4912117226.7651Africa
GUFFrench Guiana7,4382017324.3057South America
MNEMontenegro7,2112017411.49145Europe
MACChina, Macao SAR6,9231917510.51160Asia
STPSao Tome and Principe6,8301917630.5235Africa
MDVMaldives6,6731817712.61133Asia
LUXLuxembourg6,5361817810.36161Europe
BRNBrunei Darussalam6,0671717913.74123Asia
BHSBahamas5,4341518013.70125North America
WSMSamoa4,7571318123.6458Oceania
GLPGuadeloupe4,5431218211.37147North America
MLTMalta4,338121839.79175Europe
ISLIceland3,9901118411.62144Europe
PYFFrench Polynesia3,9371118513.93121Oceania
NCLNew Caledonia3,9351118613.64126Oceania
MTQMartinique3,568101879.54180North America
KIRKiribati3,227918826.5352Oceania
BRBBarbados3,043818910.58158North America
GUMGuam2,760819016.24108Oceania
FSMMicronesia (Fed. States of)2,616719122.5063Oceania
TONTonga2,503719223.5459Oceania
LCASaint Lucia2,110619311.45146North America
GRDGrenada1,759519415.58113North America
CUWCuraçao1,740519510.54159North America
JEY/GGYChannel Islands1,70951969.78176Europe
SYCSeychelles1,540419715.59112Africa
VCTSaint Vincent and the Grenadines1,533419813.79122North America
ATGAntigua and Barbuda1,445419914.64118North America
ABWAruba1,276320011.91139North America
VIRUnited States Virgin Islands1,166320111.21151North America
World 139,821,000 383,071 17.76