Table 5. Percentage change in total fertility rates from 1975-1980 to 1990-1996 and
average annual percentage change

Country or area 1975-1980 1980-1985 1985-1990 1990-1996 Average annual
percentage
change
Asia
Eastern Asia
China -35.3 -4.8 +5.0 -19.5a-2.5
Hong Kong -25.1 -28.6 -19.0 -2.5a-2.9
Japan -9.8 0.0 -13.2 -2.6a-1.3
Macau .. -12.3b .. -17.1c-1.9
Rep. of Korea -16.4 -38.1 -5.4 +8.9a-2.5
South-eastern Asia
Singapore -17.5 -6.9 +6.2 +2.9d-0.8
Western Asia
Armenia -16.1 +9.0 -3.1 -38.0d-2.2
Cyprus +22.4 -3.3 +1.7 -14.0+0.2
Georgia -12.3 +2.3 -2.7 -18.6e-1.7
Europe
Eastern Europe
Belarus -9.1 +3.5 -7.7 -27.2d-1.8
Bulgaria -8.5 -4.9 -7.2 -31.5-2.1
Czech Republic -14.8 -5.8 -3.1 -37.6-2.4
Hungary 19.3 -4.7 +0.5 -20.7-1.8
Poland +0.4 +2.2 -12.4 -21.6-1.4
Rep. of Moldova -7.5f +12.7g -10.2h -26.4d-1.5
Romania -6.5 -7.8 -19.0 -29.0-2.4
Russian Federation -5.0f +9.0g -8.3h -29.1d-1.6
Slovakia -9.0 -3.0 -7.1 -30.6-2.1
Ukraine -3.5 +3.6 -6.4 -25.9d-1.5
Northern Europe
Denmark -19.3 -6.5 +15.2 +8.4d-0.3
Estonia 1.0 +5.0 -3.3 -36.6-1.7
Finland -3.6 +0.6 +8.5 -1.1+0.2
Iceland -6.4 -22.2 +19.7 -8.2-1.0
Ireland -5.0 -22.6 -15.2 -9.9-2.1
Latvia -3.1 +10.0 -3.3 -42.6-1.9
Lithuania -9.1 +5.0 -4.8 -28.5-1.7
Norway -13.1 -2.3 +14.9 -2.1-0.2
Sweden -5.6 +3.0 +23.7 -24.8-0.5
United Kingdom +4.4 -4.8 -1.7 -6.6-0.3
Southern Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina -20.0 +0.5 -10.0 ..-1.8
Croatia +0.5 -5.2 -10.4 -9.2d-1.1
Greece -2.2 -24.7 -14.9 -8.4-2.0
Italy -24.0 -13.7 -6.2 -10.3i-2.4
Malta -8.8 +0.5 +3.0 -2.0-0.4
Portugal -13.1 -21.0 -9.2 -8.3-2.0
Slovenia -2.3 -18.5 -14.0 -13.5-1.9
Spain -21.1 -25.8 -17.1 -15.4-2.8
Yugoslavia -2.2 -2.2 -5.9 -9.6d-0.9
Western Europe
Austria - -10.9 -1.4 -2.1 -1.1
Belgium - -10.7 +7.3 -4.3d -0.5
France +1.0 -6.7 -2.2 -3.4 -0.5
German Dem. Rep +26.0 -10.8 -12.1 -38.8 -1.9
Germany,
Fed. Rep. of
0.0 -11.7 -13.3 -4.1 -0.2
Germany .. .. .. 0.0j 0.0
Luxembourg - -8.0 +17.4 +8.6 +0.8
Netherlands - -5.6 +7.3 -5.6 -0.4
Switzerland - -1.9 -4.6 -5.7 -0.3
Latin America and the Caribbean
Caribbean
Bahamas +13.0 -13.6 -18.1 -3.9 -1.4
Barbados -15.7k -16.5l .. .. -2.5
Cuba .. +15.9 -3.7 -7.7m +0.3
Martinique -42.0n .. -5.6 -4.5 -2.6
Trinidad and Tobago +2.6 +0.3 -25.0 -15.4o -1.9
Northern America
Canada - -4.7 +4.9 -2.9o -0.5
United States of America +3.5 +0.5 +13.0 +0.5a +0.9
Oceania
Australia - -1.6 +1.1 -3.1a -0.9
New Zealand - -5.9 +13.0 -6.9d -0.6


Source: Table 1.

aRefers to the period 1990-1994.
bRefers to the period 1981-1991.
cRefers to the period 1991-1995.
dRefers to the period 1990-1995.
eRefers to the period 1990-1992.
fRefers to the period 1974/75-1979/80.
gRefers to the period 1979/80-1984/85.
hRefers to the period 1984/85-1990.
iRefers to the period 1990-1994.
jRefers to the period 1992-1996.
kRefers to the period 1976-1980.
lRefers to the period 1980-1988.
mRefers to the period 1990-1991.
n Refers to the period 1974-1985.
oRefers to the period 1990-1993.
Note: Two dots (..) indicate that data are not available.