Japan Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the Japan infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for Japan in 2020 is 1.684 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.32% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for Japan in 2019 was 1.724 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.27% decline from 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate for Japan in 2018 was 1.764 deaths per 1000 live births, a 4.55% decline from 2017.
  • The infant mortality rate for Japan in 2017 was 1.848 deaths per 1000 live births, a 4.35% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2020 Infant Mortality Rate
Trinidad and Tobago 21.129
Panama 13.517
Aruba 13.153
New Caledonia 11.048
Seychelles 10.465
Argentina 9.715
Barbados 9.666
Curacao 8.606
Guam 8.303
Uruguay 8.288
Oman 6.809
Kuwait 6.728
Chile 6.389
French Polynesia 6.249
Qatar 5.984
Channel Islands 5.914
Saudi Arabia 5.901
United States 5.681
Bahrain 5.629
Bahamas 5.613
UAE 5.225
Puerto Rico 5.164
Antigua and Barbuda 4.953
Malta 4.686
Canada 4.280
Lithuania 3.833
Hungary 3.832
Croatia 3.776
New Zealand 3.618
United Kingdom 3.593
Taiwan 3.518
Cyprus 3.334
Switzerland 3.219
Latvia 3.175
Poland 3.089
Australia 2.957
Denmark 2.953
France 2.890
Austria 2.813
Germany 2.767
Portugal 2.709
Luxembourg 2.700
Belgium 2.641
Greece 2.629
Israel 2.551
Macao 2.493
Italy 2.434
Ireland 2.369
Netherlands 2.361
Spain 2.213
South Korea 1.982
Norway 1.921
Sweden 1.911
Estonia 1.877
Slovenia 1.751
Japan 1.684
Finland 1.592
Singapore 1.542
Hong Kong 1.261
Iceland 1.154
Japan - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2020 1.684 -2.320%
2019 1.724 -2.270%
2018 1.764 -4.550%
2017 1.848 -4.350%
2016 1.932 -4.120%
2015 2.015 -4.000%
2014 2.099 -3.850%
2013 2.183 -3.280%
2012 2.257 -3.170%
2011 2.331 -3.080%
2010 2.405 -2.990%
2009 2.479 -2.900%
2008 2.553 -3.220%
2007 2.638 -3.120%
2006 2.723 -3.060%
2005 2.809 -2.940%
2004 2.894 -2.850%
2003 2.979 -4.400%
2002 3.116 -4.180%
2001 3.252 -4.040%
2000 3.389 -3.860%
1999 3.525 -3.740%
1998 3.662 -3.860%
1997 3.809 -3.740%
1996 3.957 -3.580%
1995 4.104 -3.480%
1994 4.252 -3.340%
1993 4.399 -2.030%
1992 4.490 -1.990%
1991 4.581 -1.950%
1990 4.672 -1.910%
1989 4.763 -1.870%
1988 4.854 -6.060%
1987 5.167 -5.730%
1986 5.481 -5.400%
1985 5.794 -5.140%
1984 6.108 -4.870%
1983 6.421 -6.020%
1982 6.832 -5.690%
1981 7.244 -5.370%
1980 7.655 -5.110%
1979 8.067 -4.850%
1978 8.478 -6.850%
1977 9.101 -6.410%
1976 9.724 -6.030%
1975 10.348 -5.680%
1974 10.971 -5.370%
1973 11.594 -6.950%
1972 12.460 -6.500%
1971 13.326 -6.110%
1970 14.193 -5.750%
1969 15.059 -5.440%
1968 15.925 -9.930%
1967 17.680 -9.030%
1966 19.436 -8.280%
1965 21.191 -7.650%
1964 22.947 -7.100%
1963 24.702 -8.460%
1962 26.986 -7.800%
1961 29.270 -7.240%
1960 31.554 -6.750%
1959 33.838 -6.320%
1958 36.122 -6.010%
1957 38.431 -5.670%
1956 40.741 -5.360%
1955 43.050 -5.090%
1954 45.360 -4.840%
1953 47.669 -4.620%
1952 49.978 -4.420%
1951 52.288 -4.230%
1950 54.597 0.000%