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Crude birth rate
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2018 8.3 (p) 7.9 (p) 9.3 (p) 9.7 (p)
2017 8.9 8.4 9.5 (b) 9.9 (b)
2016 9.2 8.8 9.7 10.1
2015 9.5 9.0 9.7 (b) 10.0 (b)
2014 9.6 9.2 9.8 (b) 10.1 (b)
2013 9.6 9.1 9.7 10.0
2012 10.3 9.7 10.0 (b) 10.4 (b)
2011 10.8 10.1 10.1 (b) 10.5 (b)
2010 11.2 10.4 10.3 10.7 (b)
2009 11.4 10.6 10.4 10.8
2008 12.1 11.3 10.6 (b) 10.9 (b)
2007 11.6 10.9 10.4 10.7
2006 11.6 10.8 10.4 10.6
2005 11.5 10.6 10.3 10.4
2004 11.3 10.6 10.4 10.4
2003 11.0 10.4 10.3 10.3
2002 10.5 10.1 10.3 10.3
2001 10.2 9.9 10.4 (b) 10.4 (b)
2000 10.2 9.8 10.6 10.6 (b)
Units: Per 1,000 inhabitants.
Source Catalonia: Idescat; INE. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.

Date published: September 30, 2019.

Methodological note

Crude birth rate is the number of live births during the year relative ito the average population in that year. The value is expressed per 1,000 inhabitants.

Live births : Births of children with some sign of life. This is the number of births excluding stillbirths (total births include live births and stillbirths).

The data for Catalonia have been calculated using population estimates and figures on Births Statistics. From 2012 onwards, the data is reported annually in two phases: the provisional data, based on events concerning residents registered with civil registries of Catalonia, and the definitive data, with events concerning all residents (including those registered with civil registries in other autonomous communities).