Japan Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the Japan birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for Japan in 2020 is 7.301 births per 1000 people, a 1.3% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for Japan in 2019 was 7.397 births per 1000 people, a 1.28% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for Japan in 2018 was 7.493 births per 1000 people, a 2.37% decline from 2017.
  • The birth rate for Japan in 2017 was 7.675 births per 1000 people, a 2.3% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2020 Birth Rate
Israel 19.830
Panama 18.601
Oman 18.090
Saudi Arabia 17.097
Argentina 16.736
Guam 16.405
Seychelles 16.101
Antigua and Barbuda 14.979
French Polynesia 14.328
New Caledonia 13.988
Bahamas 13.838
Uruguay 13.663
Bahrain 13.505
Kuwait 13.164
Australia 12.561
New Zealand 12.463
Trinidad and Tobago 12.453
Ireland 12.352
Chile 12.140
United States 11.990
Iceland 11.885
Sweden 11.827
Aruba 11.783
United Kingdom 11.433
France 11.107
Norway 11.099
Hong Kong 10.969
Denmark 10.865
Belgium 10.760
Curacao 10.751
Macao 10.684
Barbados 10.639
Luxembourg 10.494
Latvia 10.370
Canada 10.300
Switzerland 10.225
UAE 10.200
Estonia 10.172
Lithuania 10.134
Cyprus 10.128
Netherlands 10.121
Austria 9.939
Channel Islands 9.824
Malta 9.781
Poland 9.587
Slovenia 9.406
Hungary 9.406
Germany 9.397
Qatar 9.329
Finland 9.043
Croatia 8.685
Singapore 8.584
Taiwan 8.409
Spain 8.265
Portugal 7.768
Greece 7.475
Italy 7.391
Japan 7.301
South Korea 7.169
Puerto Rico 7.048
Japan - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2020 7.301 -1.300%
2019 7.397 -1.280%
2018 7.493 -2.370%
2017 7.675 -2.300%
2016 7.856 -2.260%
2015 8.038 -2.200%
2014 8.219 -2.170%
2013 8.401 -0.650%
2012 8.456 -0.650%
2011 8.511 -0.630%
2010 8.565 -0.640%
2009 8.620 -0.630%
2008 8.675 -0.500%
2007 8.719 -0.500%
2006 8.763 -0.500%
2005 8.807 -0.500%
2004 8.851 -0.490%
2003 8.895 -1.180%
2002 9.001 -1.150%
2001 9.106 -1.150%
2000 9.212 -1.130%
1999 9.317 -1.120%
1998 9.423 -0.870%
1997 9.506 -0.870%
1996 9.589 -0.860%
1995 9.672 -0.850%
1994 9.755 -0.840%
1993 9.838 -2.450%
1992 10.085 -2.380%
1991 10.331 -2.340%
1990 10.578 -2.270%
1989 10.824 -2.230%
1988 11.071 -3.090%
1987 11.424 -3.000%
1986 11.777 -2.910%
1985 12.130 -2.830%
1984 12.483 -2.750%
1983 12.836 -3.440%
1982 13.293 -3.320%
1981 13.749 -3.220%
1980 14.206 -3.110%
1979 14.662 -3.020%
1978 15.119 -4.780%
1977 15.878 -4.560%
1976 16.637 -4.360%
1975 17.396 -4.180%
1974 18.155 -4.010%
1973 18.914 1.060%
1972 18.715 1.070%
1971 18.516 1.090%
1970 18.316 1.100%
1969 18.117 1.110%
1968 17.918 0.470%
1967 17.834 0.470%
1966 17.750 0.480%
1965 17.666 0.480%
1964 17.582 0.480%
1963 17.498 -0.840%
1962 17.646 -0.840%
1961 17.795 -0.820%
1960 17.943 -0.820%
1959 18.092 -0.810%
1958 18.240 -5.530%
1957 19.307 -5.240%
1956 20.374 -4.970%
1955 21.440 -4.740%
1954 22.507 -4.530%
1953 23.574 -4.330%
1952 24.641 -4.150%
1951 25.708 -3.980%
1950 26.774 0.000%