Germany: Number of births from 2002 to 2017
Number of births in Germany 2017
In 2017, about 784,901 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 2017
Number of live births
2017784,901
2016792,141
2015737,575
2014714,927
2013682,069
2012673,544
2011662,685
2010677,947
2009665,126
2008682,514
2007684,862
2006672,724
2005685,795
2004705,622
2003706,721
2002719,250
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Number of births in Germany 2017
In 2017, about 784,901 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.
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