South Korea Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the South Korea infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2021 is 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.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2018 was 2.106 deaths per 1000 live births, a 7.59% 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
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
South Korea - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
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%