South Africa Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the South Africa infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2020 is 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.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2017 was 28.379 deaths per 1000 live births, a 3.87% 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
Equatorial Guinea 63.022
Turkmenistan 41.799
Gabon 33.585
Namibia 30.928
Botswana 28.788
Guyana 25.941
South Africa 25.772
Venezuela 25.379
Dominican Republic 24.678
Iraq 22.918
Algeria 20.106
Azerbaijan 19.998
Fiji 19.469
Guatemala 19.389
Paraguay 18.413
Suriname 16.659
Grenada 14.761
Jordan 13.899
Mexico 13.120
Ecuador 12.827
Samoa 12.739
Belize 12.236
Brazil 12.225
Colombia 11.996
Peru 11.960
Tonga 11.906
Iran 11.893
Jamaica 11.334
Mauritius 10.628
Armenia 10.209
North Macedonia 10.102
Libya 9.908
China 9.295
Lebanon 9.215
Turkey 8.249
Albania 7.706
Thailand 7.317
Kazakhstan 7.212
Costa Rica 6.921
Romania 6.326
Maldives 6.168
Bulgaria 5.941
Malaysia 5.600
Russia 5.378
Serbia 4.613
Cuba 4.337
Belarus 2.767
Montenegro 2.586
South Africa - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
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%