Table 13. Trend in annual number of births and percentage total change, 1975-1995

Country or area 1975 1995 Percentage
total
change
Asia
Eastern Asia
China 22,372,000a 21,260,000b -5.0
Hong Kong 79,757 71,646 -10.2
Japan 1,901,440 1,187,064c -37.6
Republic of Korea 825,829 704,590 -14.6
South-eastern Asia
Singapore 39,948 48,738 +22.0
Western Asia
Armenia 62,866 48,960 -22.1
Cyprus 9,768 11,269 +15.4
Georgia 89,712 51,900c -42.1
Europe
Eastern Europe
Belarus 146,517 101,144 -31.0
Bulgaria 144,668 71,967 -50.3
Czech Republic 191,776 96,097 -49.9
Hungary 194,240 112,054 -42.3
Poland 646,381 433,109 -33.0
Republic of Moldova 79,169 56,411 -28.7
Romania 418,185 236,640 -43.4
Russian Federation 2,106,147 1,363,806 -35.2
Slovakia 97,649 61,427 -37.1
Ukraine 738,857 492,861 -33.3
Northern Europe
Denmark 72,071 69,771 -3.2
Estonia 21,360 13,560 -36.5
Finland 65,719 63,067 -4.0
Iceland 4,384 4,280 -2.4
Ireland 67,178 48,530 -27.8
Latvia 34,810 21,595 -38.0
Lithuania 51,766 41,180 -20.4
Norway 56,345 60,292 -7.0
Sweden 103,632 103,422 -0.2
United Kingdom 697,518 732,049 +5.0
Southern Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina 78,844 66,952d -15.1
Croatia 67,016 50,182 -25.1
Greece 142,273 101,495 -28.7
Malta 5,724 4,613 -19.4
Italy 827,852 521,345 -37.0
Portugal 179,648 107,097 -40.4
Slovenia 29,786 18,980 -36.3
Spain 669,378 359,870 -46.2
Yugoslavia 172,812 140,504 -18.7
Western Europe
Austria 93,757 88,669 -5.4
Belgium 119,693 115,638 -3.4
France 745,065 727,800 -2.3
German Dem. Rep. 181,798 83,847 -53.9
Germany, Fed. Rep. of 600,512 681,374 +13.5
Germany 782,310 765,221 -2.2
Luxembourg 3,982 5,421 +36.1
Netherlands 177,876 190,513 +7.1
Switzerland 78,464 82,203 +4.8
Latin America and the Caribbean Caribbean
Bahamas 4,033 4,357c +8.0
Barbados 4,683 3,781b -19.3
Cuba 192,941 152,226b -21.1
Martinique 6,741 5,900b -12.5
Trinidad and Tobago 25,673 21,094b -17.8
Northern America
Canada 359,323 386,350c +7.5
United States of America 3,144,198 3,900,089 +24.0
Oceania
Australia 233,012 188,140 -19.3
New Zealand 56,639 37,037e -34.6
Sources: Council of Europe. Recent Demographic Developments in Europe 1997. Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg, 1997; United Nations. Demographic Yearbook 1986. United Nations Publication, Sales No. E/F.87.XIII.1, table 20.; United Nations. Demographic Yearbook 1995. United Nations publication, Sales No. E/F.97.XIII.1, table 9.

aEstimated by UN Population Division by using crude birth rate and mid-year population.
bRefers to 1993.
cRefers to 1994.
dRefers to 1990.
eRefers to 1992.