Infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 3.50 in 2017 in France, according to World Bank / WHO. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in France reached an all time high of 23.7 in 1960 and an all time low of 3.40 in 2012. When compared to France's main peers, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Belgium amounted to 3.10, 3.10 in Germany, 2.90 in Italy and 2.60 in Spain in 2017.
France has been ranked 147th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of infant mortality per 1,000 live births, 12 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given year.