South Africa Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the South Africa infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2021 is 25.039 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.84% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2020 was 25.772 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.77% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2019 was 26.505 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.69% decline from 2018.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2018 was 27.238 deaths per 1000 live births, a 4.02% 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
Equatorial Guinea 61.470
Turkmenistan 41.059
Gabon 32.740
Namibia 29.702
Botswana 28.107
Guyana 25.531
Venezuela 25.218
South Africa 25.039
Dominican Republic 24.091
Iraq 22.324
Azerbaijan 19.580
Algeria 19.538
Fiji 19.043
Guatemala 18.716
Paraguay 18.108
Suriname 16.241
Grenada 14.647
Jordan 13.534
Mexico 12.924
Ecuador 12.440
Samoa 12.387
Belize 11.951
Brazil 11.830
Colombia 11.676
Tonga 11.587
Peru 11.546
Iran 11.429
Jamaica 11.112
Mauritius 10.333
Armenia 9.924
North Macedonia 9.809
Libya 9.597
Lebanon 9.114
China 8.996
Turkey 7.922
Albania 7.547
Thailand 7.100
Kazakhstan 6.983
Costa Rica 6.722
Romania 6.147
Maldives 5.868
Bulgaria 5.768
Malaysia 5.451
Russia 5.188
Serbia 4.469
Cuba 4.262
Belarus 2.665
Montenegro 2.500
South Africa - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2021 25.039 -2.840%
2020 25.772 -2.770%
2019 26.505 -2.690%
2018 27.238 -4.020%
2017 28.379 -3.870%
2016 29.520 -3.720%
2015 30.661 -3.590%
2014 31.802 -3.460%
2013 32.943 -8.420%
2012 35.970 -7.760%
2011 38.998 -7.200%
2010 42.025 -6.720%
2009 45.053 -6.300%
2008 48.080 -2.380%
2007 49.250 -2.320%
2006 50.420 -2.270%
2005 51.590 -2.220%
2004 52.760 -2.170%
2003 53.930 2.540%
2002 52.595 2.610%
2001 51.259 2.670%
2000 49.924 2.750%
1999 48.588 2.830%
1998 47.253 2.620%
1997 46.048 2.690%
1996 44.842 2.760%
1995 43.637 2.840%
1994 42.431 2.920%
1993 41.226 -2.040%
1992 42.085 -2.000%
1991 42.944 -1.960%
1990 43.802 -1.920%
1989 44.661 -1.890%
1988 45.520 -4.330%
1987 47.580 -4.150%
1986 49.641 -3.980%
1985 51.701 -3.830%
1984 53.762 -3.690%
1983 55.822 -5.040%
1982 58.785 -4.800%
1981 61.747 -4.580%
1980 64.710 -4.380%
1979 67.672 -4.190%
1978 70.635 -4.890%
1977 74.265 -4.660%
1976 77.896 -4.450%
1975 81.526 -4.260%
1974 85.157 -4.090%
1973 88.787 -3.120%
1972 91.645 -3.020%
1971 94.503 -2.930%
1970 97.360 -2.850%
1969 100.218 -2.770%
1968 103.076 -1.790%
1967 104.959 -1.760%
1966 106.842 -1.730%
1965 108.726 -1.700%
1964 110.609 -1.670%
1963 112.492 -1.530%
1962 114.241 -1.510%
1961 115.990 -1.490%
1960 117.740 -1.460%
1959 119.489 -1.440%
1958 121.238 -2.100%
1957 123.833 -2.050%
1956 126.428 -2.010%
1955 129.023 -1.970%
1954 131.618 -1.930%
1953 134.213 -1.900%
1952 136.808 -1.860%
1951 139.403 -1.830%
1950 141.998 0.000%