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Crude Birth and Death Rates for Selected Countries

(per 1,000 population)

  Birth rate Death rate
Country 2007 2006 2005 1990 1985 1980 1975 2007 2006 2005 1990 1985 1980 1975
Australia 12.0 12.1 12.3 15.4 15.7 15.3 16.9 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.0 7.5 7.4 7.9
Austria 8.7 8.7 8.8 11.6 11.6 12.0 12.5 9.8 9.8 9.7 10.6 11.9 12.2 12.8
Belgium 10.3 10.4 10.5 12.6 11.5 12.7 12.2 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.6 11.2 11.6 12.2
Czech Republic1 9.0 9.0 9.1 13.4 14.5 16.4 19.6 10.6 10.6 10.5 11.7 11.8 12.1 11.5
France 11.9 12.0 12.2 13.5 13.9 14.8 14.1 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.3 10.1 10.2 10.6
Germany2 8.2 8.3 8.3 11.4 9.6 10.0 9.7 10.7 10.6 10.6 11.2 11.5 11.6 12.1
Greece 9.6 9.7 9.7 10.2 11.7 15.4 15.7 10.3 10.2 10.2 9.3 9.4 9.1 8.9
Ireland 14.4 14.5 14.5 15.1 17.6 21.9 21.5 7.8 7.8 7.8 9.1 9.4 9.7 10.6
Israel 17.7 18.0 18.2 22.2 23.5 24.1 28.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.6 6.7 7.1
Italy 8.5 8.7 8.9 9.8 10.1 11.2 14.8 10.5 10.4 10.3 9.4 9.5 9.7 9.9
Japan 9.2 9.4 9.5 9.9 11.9 13.7 17.2 9.4 9.2 9.0 6.7 6.2 6.2 6.4
Mauritius 15.3 15.4 15.6 21.0 18.8 27.0 25.1 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.8 7.2 8.1
Netherlands 10.7 10.9 11.1 13.3 12.3 12.8 13.0 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.1 8.3
New Zealand 13.6 13.8 13.9 18.0 15.6 18.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.9 8.4 8.1
Norway 11.3 11.5 11.7 14.3 12.3 12.5 14.1 9.4 9.4 9.5 10.7 10.7 10.1 9.9
Panama 21.5 21.7 22.0 23.9 26.6 26.8 32.3 5.4 5.4 5.3
Poland 9.9 9.9 9.7 14.3 18.2 19.5 18.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 10.2 10.3 9.8 8.7
Portugal 10.6 10.7 10.8 11.8 12.8 16.4 19.1 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.4 9.6 9.9 10.4
Romania 10.7 10.7 10.7 13.6 15.8 11.8 11.8 11.7 10.6 10.9
Switzerland 9.7 9.7 9.8 12.5 11.6 11.3 12.3 8.5 8.5 8.5 9.5 9.2 9.2 8.7
Tunisia 15.5 15.5 15.5 25.8 31.3 35.2 36.6 5.2 5.1 5.1
United Kingdom 10.7 10.7 10.8 13.9 13.3 13.5 12.5 10.1 10.1 10.2 11.2 11.8 11.8 11.9
United States 14.2 14.1 14.1 16.7 15.7 16.2 14.0 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.6 8.7 8.9 8.9
1. Data prior to 1994 pertain to the former Czechoslovakia.
2. All data pertaining to Germany prior to 1990 are for West Germany.
NOTE: (—) = not available.
Source: United Nations, Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, June 1997. Data for 2004, 2005, and 2006 from the U.S. Census Bureau, International Database.

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