South Korea Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the South Korea infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2020 is 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.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Korea in 2017 was 2.279 deaths per 1000 live births, a 7.06% 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
South Korea - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
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%