Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2015, Angola ranked the highest in neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births with 48.7 followed by Pakistan and Central African Republic. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 0.900, Luxembourg with 0.900 and Iceland with 0.900.
Average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 19.2 in 2015 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.6 % less than in the previous year and -33.9 % less than 10 years ago.
Historically, average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached an all time high of 36.2 in 1990 and an all time low of 19.2 in 2015. The average annual growth amounted to -2.50 % since 1990.
Data for more countries are available at Neonatal Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births) indicator page.