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The fertility rate in the World

2.43 births per woman in 2017

Between 1968 and 2017, fertility rate of World was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 4.92 births per woman in 1968 to 2.43 births per woman in 2017.

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Date Value Change, %
2017 2.43 -0.56 %
2016 2.45 -0.44 %
2015 2.46 -0.39 %
2014 2.47 -0.29 %
2013 2.47 -0.66 %
2012 2.49 -0.38 %
2011 2.50 -0.70 %
2010 2.52 -0.71 %
2009 2.53 -0.81 %
2008 2.55 -0.47 %
2007 2.57 -0.39 %
2006 2.58
Adolescent 42.46 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 in 2017 WB
Births 80.11 % in 2014 WB
Completeness of Birth Registration 70.04 % in 2013 WB
Crude Birth Rate 18.66 per 1,000 people in 2017 WB
Macro Region
Africa 108 timeseries
Asia 42 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 40 timeseries
Europe 81 timeseries
Middle East 32 timeseries
North America 1.74 births per woman in 2017 WB
Oceania 22 timeseries
South America 24 timeseries
Southeast Asia 26 timeseries
Country (births per woman in 2017)
Niger 7 WB
Somalia 6.17 WB
Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.02 WB
Mali 5.97 WB
Chad 5.85 WB
Angola 5.6 WB
Burundi 5.5 WB
Nigeria 5.46 WB
Gambia 5.28 WB
Burkina Faso 5.27 WB
Uganda 5.1 WB
United Republic of Tanzania 4.95 WB
Mozambique 4.92 WB
Benin 4.91 WB
Central African Republic 4.8 WB
Guinea 4.78 WB
South Sudan 4.78 WB
Zambia 4.72 WB
Côte d'Ivoire 4.7 WB
Senegal 4.7 WB
Cameroon 4.64 WB
Afghanistan 4.63 WB
Mauritania 4.62 WB
Equatorial Guinea 4.6 WB
Guinea Bissau 4.55 WB
Congo 4.48 WB
Sudan 4.47 WB
Solomon Islands 4.43 WB
Liberia 4.39 WB
Togo 4.38 WB
Sao Tome and Principe 4.37 WB
Sierra Leone 4.36 WB
Ethiopia 4.35 WB
Malawi 4.3 WB
Comoros 4.28 WB
Madagascar 4.13 WB
Eritrea 4.11 WB
Timor-Leste 4.09 WB
Rwanda 4.09 WB
Marshall Islands 4.05 in 2011 WB
Gabon 4.01 WB
Ghana 3.93 WB
Samoa 3.93 WB
Yemen 3.89 WB
Vanuatu 3.82 WB
Iraq 3.76 WB
Palestine 3.74 WB
Zimbabwe 3.71 WB
Seychelles 3.63 WB
Kiribati 3.61 WB
Papua New Guinea 3.61 WB
Tajikistan 3.61 WB
Tonga 3.6 WB
Kenya 3.57 WB
Pakistan 3.56 WB
Namibia 3.45 WB
Egypt 3.37 WB
Lesotho 3.17 WB
Israel 3.11 WB
Micronesia (Federated States of) 3.1 WB
Algeria 3.05 WB
Eswatini 3.02 WB
Kyrgyzstan 3 WB
Haiti 2.99 WB
Guatemala 2.92 WB
Oman 2.92 WB
Mongolia 2.91 WB
Botswana 2.91 WB
Jordan 2.85 WB
Syrian Arab Republic 2.85 WB
Turkmenistan 2.84 WB
Fiji 2.79 WB
Djibouti 2.79 WB
Bolivia 2.78 WB
Kazakhstan 2.73 WB
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 2.71 WB
Philippines 2.64 WB
Cambodia 2.53 WB
Honduras 2.5 WB
Panama 2.49 WB
Guyana 2.49 WB
Uzbekistan 2.46 WB
Paraguay 2.45 WB
Ecuador 2.45 WB
Morocco 2.45 WB
Suriname 2.44 WB
Nicaragua 2.43 WB
South Africa 2.43 WB
Saudi Arabia 2.37 WB
Dominican Republic 2.37 WB
Belize 2.35 WB
Indonesia 2.34 WB
Cabo Verde 2.31 WB
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2.29 WB
Libya 2.28 WB
Argentina 2.28 WB
Peru 2.28 WB
India 2.24 WB
Tunisia 2.22 WB
Palau 2.21 in 2015 WB
Sri Lanka 2.21 WB
Myanmar 2.17 WB
Mexico 2.16 WB
Iran 2.12 WB
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.11 in 2002 WB
Lebanon 2.1 WB
Grenada 2.08 WB
Kuwait 2.08 WB
Turkey 2.08 WB
Bangladesh 2.06 WB
Georgia 2.06 WB
El Salvador 2.06 WB
Viet Nam 2.04 WB
Malaysia 2.02 WB
Bahrain 2.01 WB
Antigua and Barbuda 2 WB
Bhutan 1.99 WB
Jamaica 1.99 WB
Uruguay 1.98 WB
Nepal 1.97 WB
France 1.92 WB
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1.91 WB
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.91 WB
Maldives 1.91 WB
Azerbaijan 1.9 WB
Dominica 1.9 in 2003 WB
Qatar 1.89 WB
Brunei Darussalam 1.88 WB
Sweden 1.85 WB
Colombia 1.83 WB
Ireland 1.81 WB
New Zealand 1.81 WB
Denmark 1.79 WB
United Kingdom 1.79 WB
Costa Rica 1.77 WB
United States of America 1.77 WB
Australia 1.77 WB
Bahamas 1.76 WB
Russian Federation 1.76 WB
Armenia 1.75 WB
Iceland 1.74 WB
Latvia 1.74 WB
Brazil 1.74 WB
Trinidad and Tobago 1.74 WB
Montenegro 1.74 WB
Norway 1.71 WB
Lithuania 1.69 WB
China 1.68 WB
Belgium 1.68 WB
Chile 1.68 WB
Netherlands 1.66 WB
Romania 1.64 WB
Albania 1.64 WB
Cuba 1.64 WB
Czech Republic 1.63 WB
Barbados 1.62 WB
Liechtenstein 1.61 WB
Estonia 1.6 WB
Slovenia 1.58 WB
Germany 1.57 WB
Belarus 1.54 WB
Bulgaria 1.54 WB
Switzerland 1.54 WB
Thailand 1.53 WB
Austria 1.53 WB
Hungary 1.53 WB
North Macedonia 1.5 WB
Canada 1.5 WB
Finland 1.49 WB
Slovakia 1.48 WB
Serbia 1.46 WB
Saint Lucia 1.45 WB
United Arab Emirates 1.45 WB
Mauritius 1.44 WB
Japan 1.43 WB
Croatia 1.42 WB
Luxembourg 1.41 WB
Poland 1.39 WB
Greece 1.38 WB
Ukraine 1.37 WB
Malta 1.37 WB
Portugal 1.36 WB
Italy 1.34 WB
Spain 1.34 WB
Cyprus 1.34 WB
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.28 WB
Andorra 1.27 in 2010 WB
San Marino 1.26 in 2012 WB
Republic of Moldova 1.26 WB
Macau 1.21 WB
Singapore 1.16 WB
Hong Kong 1.13 WB
Puerto Rico 1.1 WB
Republic of Korea 1.05 WB

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