World Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the World infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for World in 2021 is 27.334 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.29% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for World in 2020 was 27.974 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.24% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for World in 2019 was 28.615 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.19% decline from 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate for World in 2018 was 29.256 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.09% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Infant Mortality Rate
World - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2021 27.334 -2.290%
2020 27.974 -2.240%
2019 28.615 -2.190%
2018 29.256 -3.090%
2017 30.188 -2.990%
2016 31.120 -2.900%
2015 32.051 -2.830%
2014 32.983 -2.750%
2013 33.915 -4.000%
2012 35.328 -3.840%
2011 36.740 -3.700%
2010 38.153 -3.570%
2009 39.565 -3.450%
2008 40.978 -3.870%
2007 42.626 -3.720%
2006 44.273 -3.590%
2005 45.921 -3.460%
2004 47.568 -3.350%
2003 49.216 -3.020%
2002 50.746 -2.930%
2001 52.276 -2.850%
2000 53.807 -2.760%
1999 55.337 -2.690%
1998 56.867 -2.080%
1997 58.075 -2.040%
1996 59.283 -2.000%
1995 60.490 -1.960%
1994 61.698 -1.920%
1993 62.906 -1.240%
1992 63.699 -1.230%
1991 64.492 -1.220%
1990 65.286 -1.200%
1989 66.079 -1.190%
1988 66.872 -2.450%
1987 68.554 -2.390%
1986 70.236 -2.340%
1985 71.917 -2.290%
1984 73.599 -2.230%
1983 75.281 -2.490%
1982 77.204 -2.430%
1981 79.128 -2.370%
1980 81.051 -2.320%
1979 82.975 -2.270%
1978 84.898 -2.100%
1977 86.717 -2.060%
1976 88.537 -2.010%
1975 90.356 -1.970%
1974 92.176 -1.940%
1973 93.995 -2.110%
1972 96.022 -2.070%
1971 98.049 -2.030%
1970 100.076 -1.990%
1969 102.103 -1.950%
1968 104.130 -3.020%
1967 107.375 -2.930%
1966 110.619 -2.850%
1965 113.864 -2.770%
1964 117.108 -2.700%
1963 120.353 -1.210%
1962 121.826 -1.190%
1961 123.299 -1.180%
1960 124.773 -1.170%
1959 126.246 -1.150%
1958 127.719 -1.820%
1957 130.090 -1.790%
1956 132.461 -1.760%
1955 134.832 -1.730%
1954 137.203 -1.700%
1953 139.574 -1.670%
1952 141.945 -1.640%
1951 144.316 -1.620%
1950 146.687 0.000%