News Life and Health24 Nov 2021

China:Birth rate falls below 1% in 2020, the lowest in 43 years

| 24 Nov 2021

The birth rate in China in 2020 stood at 8.52 per thousand people, representing a new low since 1978, according to the recently published China Statistical Yearbook 2020 compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics. In addition, the rate of natural increase-the difference between the birthrate and the death rate-dropped to 1.45 per thousand, also the lowest rate in 43 years, the yearbook said.

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