China Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the China infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for China in 2021 is 8.996 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.22% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for China in 2020 was 9.295 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.13% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for China in 2019 was 9.595 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.02% decline from 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate for China in 2018 was 9.894 deaths per 1000 live births, a 4.59% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2021 Infant Mortality Rate
Equatorial Guinea 61.470
Turkmenistan 41.059
Gabon 32.740
Namibia 29.702
Botswana 28.107
Guyana 25.531
Venezuela 25.218
South Africa 25.039
Dominican Republic 24.091
Iraq 22.324
Azerbaijan 19.580
Algeria 19.538
Fiji 19.043
Guatemala 18.716
Paraguay 18.108
Suriname 16.241
Grenada 14.647
Jordan 13.534
Mexico 12.924
Ecuador 12.440
Samoa 12.387
Belize 11.951
Brazil 11.830
Colombia 11.676
Tonga 11.587
Peru 11.546
Iran 11.429
Jamaica 11.112
Mauritius 10.333
Armenia 9.924
North Macedonia 9.809
Libya 9.597
Lebanon 9.114
China 8.996
Turkey 7.922
Albania 7.547
Thailand 7.100
Kazakhstan 6.983
Costa Rica 6.722
Romania 6.147
Maldives 5.868
Bulgaria 5.768
Malaysia 5.451
Russia 5.188
Serbia 4.469
Cuba 4.262
Belarus 2.665
Montenegro 2.500
China - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2021 8.996 -3.220%
2020 9.295 -3.130%
2019 9.595 -3.020%
2018 9.894 -4.590%
2017 10.370 -4.400%
2016 10.847 -4.200%
2015 11.323 -4.040%
2014 11.800 -3.880%
2013 12.276 -8.670%
2012 13.442 -7.980%
2011 14.608 -7.390%
2010 15.773 -6.880%
2009 16.939 -6.440%
2008 18.105 -9.020%
2007 19.899 -8.270%
2006 21.694 -7.640%
2005 23.488 -7.100%
2004 25.283 -6.630%
2003 27.077 -5.570%
2002 28.673 -5.270%
2001 30.269 -5.010%
2000 31.865 -4.770%
1999 33.461 -4.550%
1998 35.057 -3.420%
1997 36.300 -3.310%
1996 37.544 -3.200%
1995 38.787 -3.110%
1994 40.031 -3.010%
1993 41.274 -0.480%
1992 41.472 -0.480%
1991 41.671 -0.470%
1990 41.869 -0.470%
1989 42.068 -0.470%
1988 42.266 -1.110%
1987 42.742 -1.100%
1986 43.217 -1.090%
1985 43.693 -1.080%
1984 44.168 -1.070%
1983 44.644 -4.430%
1982 46.715 -4.250%
1981 48.786 -4.070%
1980 50.856 -3.910%
1979 52.927 -3.770%
1978 54.998 -5.810%
1977 58.388 -5.490%
1976 61.778 -5.200%
1975 65.167 -4.940%
1974 68.557 -4.710%
1973 71.947 -5.730%
1972 76.322 -5.420%
1971 80.698 -5.140%
1970 85.073 -4.890%
1969 89.449 -4.660%
1968 93.824 -8.080%
1967 102.067 -7.470%
1966 110.310 -6.950%
1965 118.552 -6.500%
1964 126.795 -6.100%
1963 135.038 0.590%
1962 134.241 0.600%
1961 133.444 0.600%
1960 132.647 0.600%
1959 131.850 0.610%
1958 131.053 0.330%
1957 130.618 0.330%
1956 130.183 0.340%
1955 129.748 0.340%
1954 129.313 0.340%
1953 128.878 0.340%
1952 128.443 0.340%
1951 128.008 0.340%
1950 127.573 0.000%