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Crude Birth Rate (Per 1,000 People) (births), 2019 or latest
Society | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 178 countries in 2019, Niger ranked the highest in crude birth rate per 1,000 people with 48.0 births followed by Mali and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Monaco with 5.90 births, Japan with 6.74 births and Portugal with 6.85 births.

Average crude birth rate per 1,000 people reached 17.3 births in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.22 % less than in the previous year and -11.9 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average crude birth rate per 1,000 people reached an all time high of 36.1 births in 1963 and an all time low of 11.6 births in 2050. The average annual growth amounted to -1.12 % since 1900.

Data for more countries are available at Crude Birth Rate (Per 1,000 People) indicator page.

Crude Birth Rate (Per 1,000 People) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola births 43.2 42.5 41.9 41.3 40.7
Burkina Faso births 40.0 39.4 38.9 38.4 37.9
Burundi births 41.4 40.9 40.3 39.6 39.0
Chad births 44.3 43.7 43.2 42.7 42.2
Dem. Republic of the Congo births 43.3 42.8 42.3 41.7 41.2
Gambia births 40.0 39.7 39.4 39.0 38.5
Malawi births 36.6 35.8 35.2 34.6 34.1
Mali births 43.8 43.2 42.6 42.1 41.5
Mozambique births 39.0 38.6 38.2 37.9 37.5
Niger births 48.0 47.5 47.0 46.5 46.1
Nigeria births 39.8 39.4 38.9 38.4 37.9
Somalia births 42.6 42.3 42.1 41.9 41.8
Tanzania births 38.3 37.9 37.5 37.1 36.7
Uganda births 41.6 40.7 39.8 38.9 38.1
Zambia births 38.6 38.0 37.3 36.7 36.2