South Korea Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of the South Korea infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2022 is 1.859 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.23% decline from 2021.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2021 was 1.921 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.08% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2020 was 1.982 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.03% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2019 was 2.044 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.94% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Infant Mortality Rate
Trinidad and Tobago 20.276
Panama 12.906
Aruba 12.698
New Caledonia 10.584
Seychelles 10.056
Barbados 9.289
Argentina 9.206
Curacao 8.163
Guam 7.913
Uruguay 7.878
Oman 6.350
Kuwait 6.336
Chile 6.062
French Polynesia 5.839
Channel Islands 5.712
Qatar 5.681
United States 5.547
Saudi Arabia 5.497
Bahamas 5.348
Bahrain 5.290
UAE 4.936
Puerto Rico 4.875
Antigua and Barbuda 4.709
Malta 4.399
Canada 4.055
Lithuania 3.626
Hungary 3.609
Croatia 3.551
New Zealand 3.441
United Kingdom 3.422
Taiwan 3.323
Cyprus 3.127
Switzerland 3.069
Latvia 3.006
Poland 2.902
Australia 2.807
Denmark 2.773
France 2.748
Luxembourg 2.526
Austria 2.476
Portugal 2.457
Belgium 2.453
Greece 2.442
Israel 2.372
Macao 2.362
Germany 2.344
Italy 2.267
Netherlands 2.208
Spain 2.078
Ireland 2.036
South Korea 1.859
Sweden 1.781
Norway 1.777
Estonia 1.766
Slovenia 1.636
Japan 1.604
Finland 1.479
Singapore 1.457
Hong Kong 1.200
Iceland 1.055
South Korea - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2022 1.859 -3.230%
2021 1.921 -3.080%
2020 1.982 -3.030%
2019 2.044 -2.940%
2018 2.106 -7.590%
2017 2.279 -7.060%
2016 2.452 -6.630%
2015 2.626 -6.180%
2014 2.799 -5.820%
2013 2.972 -3.510%
2012 3.080 -3.390%
2011 3.188 -3.280%
2010 3.296 -3.170%
2009 3.404 -3.080%
2008 3.512 -7.870%
2007 3.812 -7.270%
2006 4.111 -6.800%
2005 4.411 -6.350%
2004 4.710 -5.990%
2003 5.010 -7.020%
2002 5.388 -6.560%
2001 5.766 -6.140%
2000 6.143 -5.800%
1999 6.521 -5.480%
1998 6.899 -8.970%
1997 7.579 -8.230%
1996 8.259 -7.620%
1995 8.940 -7.070%
1994 9.620 -6.600%
1993 10.300 -9.400%
1992 11.369 -8.590%
1991 12.438 -7.920%
1990 13.508 -7.330%
1989 14.577 -6.830%
1988 15.646 -10.850%
1987 17.550 -9.790%
1986 19.454 -8.910%
1985 21.357 -8.190%
1984 23.261 -7.570%
1983 25.165 -6.280%
1982 26.852 -5.910%
1981 28.539 -5.580%
1980 30.225 -5.290%
1979 31.912 -5.020%
1978 33.599 -2.970%
1977 34.628 -2.890%
1976 35.657 -2.800%
1975 36.685 -2.730%
1974 37.714 -2.660%
1973 38.743 -8.400%
1972 42.296 -7.750%
1971 45.850 -7.190%
1970 49.403 -6.710%
1969 52.957 -6.290%
1968 56.510 -5.630%
1967 59.880 -5.330%
1966 63.250 -5.060%
1965 66.621 -4.810%
1964 69.991 -4.590%
1963 73.361 -5.750%
1962 77.837 -5.440%
1961 82.313 -5.160%
1960 86.790 -4.900%
1959 91.266 -4.680%
1958 95.742 -11.690%
1957 108.411 -10.460%
1956 121.080 -9.470%
1955 133.750 -8.650%
1954 146.419 -7.960%
1953 159.088 -7.380%
1952 171.757 -6.870%
1951 184.426 -6.430%
1950 197.096 0.000%