Number of births in Germany 2018

In 2018, about 787,523 babies were born in Germany, a slight decrease from the year before. Germany is the country with the highest number of births in the European Union, with over 20 thousand more births more than France, the country with the next highest number of live births in Europe.

Population growth in Germany

Germany has about 83 million inhabitants, making it the most populous country in Europe. The country has favorable living conditions, such as a highly developed economy and strong public health and medical care, resulting in a long life expectancy of around 80 years. In recent years, Germany’s fertility rate has increased, though it shifted from a high of 1.59 in 2016 to 1.57 in 2017.

A strong economy

Germany is a political and economic leader within the European Union, and has the largest economy within the EU, contributing a GDP of approximately 3.39 billion euros. Most of Germany’s working population is employed in the services sector, in industries such as finance, tourism, and trade.

Germany: Number of births from 2002 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Refers only to live births.

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