Japan Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the Japan infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for Japan in 2021 is 1.644 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.38% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for Japan in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2021 Infant Mortality Rate
Trinidad and Tobago 20.702
Panama 13.211
Aruba 12.925
New Caledonia 10.816
Seychelles 10.260
Barbados 9.477
Argentina 9.461
Curacao 8.385
Guam 8.108
Uruguay 8.083
Oman 6.580
Kuwait 6.532
Chile 6.226
French Polynesia 6.044
Qatar 5.832
Channel Islands 5.813
Saudi Arabia 5.699
United States 5.614
Bahamas 5.481
Bahrain 5.460
UAE 5.081
Puerto Rico 5.020
Antigua and Barbuda 4.831
Malta 4.542
Canada 4.168
Lithuania 3.730
Hungary 3.720
Croatia 3.663
New Zealand 3.530
United Kingdom 3.507
Taiwan 3.420
Cyprus 3.230
Switzerland 3.144
Latvia 3.090
Poland 2.996
Australia 2.882
Denmark 2.863
France 2.819
Austria 2.644
Luxembourg 2.613
Portugal 2.583
Germany 2.555
Belgium 2.547
Greece 2.535
Israel 2.461
Macao 2.428
Italy 2.350
Netherlands 2.284
Ireland 2.203
Spain 2.146
South Korea 1.921
Norway 1.849
Sweden 1.846
Estonia 1.821
Slovenia 1.694
Japan 1.644
Finland 1.535
Singapore 1.499
Hong Kong 1.231
Iceland 1.105
Japan - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2021 1.644 -2.380%
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%