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Birth Rate in Belarus

Birth Rate in Belarus

22.08.2017 | 11:52

More than 100,000 babies have been born in Belarus every year since 2007.

2007 - 103,600 newborn babies

2008 - 107,900

2009 - 109,300

2010 - 108,100

2011 - 109,400

2012 - 115,900

2013 - 118,000

2014 - 118,700

2015 - 119,500

2016 - 117,800

General fertility rate* in Belarus:

2007 – 10.7 per mille

2008 - 11.1

2009 - 11.5

2010 - 11.4

2011 - 11.5

2012 - 12.2

2013 – 12.5

2014 – 12.5

2015 - 12.5

2016 - 12.4

Belarus has a record low infant mortality rate - about 3 per mille. The survival rate among extremely low birth weight infants (from 600g to 1kg) and low weight infants (1-1.5kg) is around 80%. This is the best showing among post-Soviet states and many European countries.

* The ratio of the number of births in a calendar year to the average population; measured in ppm, i.e. per 1,000 population.

Source: Belarus' Health Ministry, Belarusian Statistics Committee