China Birth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the China birth rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for China in 2021 is 11.159 births per 1000 people, a 2.25% decline from 2020.
  • The birth rate for China in 2020 was 11.416 births per 1000 people, a 2.2% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for China in 2019 was 11.673 births per 1000 people, a 2.15% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for China in 2018 was 11.930 births per 1000 people, a 1.29% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2021 Birth Rate
Equatorial Guinea 32.198
Gabon 29.767
Iraq 28.134
Namibia 27.385
Samoa 23.849
Tonga 23.745
Guatemala 23.677
Botswana 23.410
Algeria 22.153
Turkmenistan 22.060
Jordan 21.228
Fiji 20.383
Belize 20.130
Paraguay 19.931
South Africa 19.662
Guyana 19.318
Kazakhstan 19.250
Ecuador 19.027
Dominican Republic 18.667
Suriname 17.948
Libya 17.633
Iran 17.447
Peru 17.404
Venezuela 17.298
Lebanon 16.915
Mexico 16.892
Malaysia 16.258
Grenada 15.675
Jamaica 15.556
Turkey 15.408
Azerbaijan 15.201
Colombia 14.275
Brazil 13.313
Costa Rica 13.262
Armenia 13.055
Maldives 13.014
Russia 11.905
Montenegro 11.511
Albania 11.310
Belarus 11.272
China 11.159
North Macedonia 10.375
Mauritius 10.026
Thailand 9.904
Cuba 9.732
Romania 9.489
Serbia 9.254
Bulgaria 8.775
China - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2021 11.159 -2.250%
2020 11.416 -2.200%
2019 11.673 -2.150%
2018 11.930 -1.290%
2017 12.086 -1.270%
2016 12.241 -1.260%
2015 12.397 -1.230%
2014 12.552 -1.230%
2013 12.708 -0.160%
2012 12.728 -0.160%
2011 12.748 -0.150%
2010 12.767 -0.160%
2009 12.787 -0.160%
2008 12.807 -0.430%
2007 12.862 -0.430%
2006 12.917 -0.430%
2005 12.973 -0.420%
2004 13.028 -0.420%
2003 13.083 -2.230%
2002 13.381 -2.180%
2001 13.679 -2.130%
2000 13.976 -2.090%
1999 14.274 -2.050%
1998 14.572 -3.760%
1997 15.141 -3.630%
1996 15.711 -3.500%
1995 16.280 -3.380%
1994 16.850 -3.270%
1993 17.419 -7.780%
1992 18.889 -7.220%
1991 20.359 -6.730%
1990 21.829 -6.310%
1989 23.299 -5.930%
1988 24.769 2.970%
1987 24.054 3.060%
1986 23.339 3.160%
1985 22.623 3.260%
1984 21.908 3.370%
1983 21.193 -1.210%
1982 21.453 -1.190%
1981 21.712 -1.180%
1980 21.972 -1.170%
1979 22.231 -1.160%
1978 22.491 -7.740%
1977 24.378 -7.180%
1976 26.265 -6.700%
1975 28.152 -6.280%
1974 30.039 -5.910%
1973 31.926 -4.520%
1972 33.438 -4.330%
1971 34.951 -4.150%
1970 36.463 -3.980%
1969 37.976 -3.830%
1968 39.488 0.040%
1967 39.473 0.040%
1966 39.458 0.040%
1965 39.442 0.040%
1964 39.427 0.040%
1963 39.412 1.530%
1962 38.818 1.560%
1961 38.223 1.580%
1960 37.629 1.610%
1959 37.034 1.630%
1958 36.440 -3.220%
1957 37.652 -3.120%
1956 38.863 -3.020%
1955 40.075 -2.930%
1954 41.286 -2.850%
1953 42.498 -2.770%
1952 43.710 -2.700%
1951 44.921 -2.630%
1950 46.133 0.000%