China Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the China birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for China in 2020 is 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.
  • The birth rate for China in 2017 was 12.086 births per 1000 people, a 1.27% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2020 Birth Rate
Equatorial Guinea 32.617
Gabon 30.510
Iraq 28.467
Namibia 27.869
Samoa 24.079
Guatemala 24.039
Tonga 23.982
Botswana 23.977
Algeria 22.998
Turkmenistan 22.701
Jordan 21.502
Fiji 20.747
Belize 20.383
Paraguay 20.193
South Africa 19.995
Kazakhstan 19.959
Guyana 19.568
Ecuador 19.303
Dominican Republic 19.007
Suriname 18.187
Libya 18.090
Iran 17.997
Peru 17.635
Venezuela 17.542
Mexico 17.173
Lebanon 17.132
Malaysia 16.451
Grenada 15.982
Azerbaijan 15.828
Jamaica 15.780
Turkey 15.665
Colombia 14.526
Brazil 13.566
Costa Rica 13.545
Maldives 13.476
Armenia 13.424
Russia 12.194
Montenegro 11.614
Albania 11.472
Belarus 11.461
China 11.416
North Macedonia 10.545
Mauritius 10.099
Thailand 10.090
Cuba 9.894
Romania 9.587
Serbia 9.354
Bulgaria 8.835
China - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
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%