All updates and changes to the Human Fertility Collection are presented in the table below in reverse chronological order:

Date Description of HFC update
July 2017 Minor update of the HFC.
February 2017 Minor update of the HFC.
November 2016 Minor update of the HFC.
October 2016 Major update of the HFC. Data on the period age-specific fertility rates from the Human Fertility Database (HFD) were incorporated into the HFC.
July 2016 Minor update of the HFC. One new country added.
April 2016 Minor update of the HFC. One new country added.
January 2016 Minor update of the HFC. Four new countries were added.
August 2015 Major update of the HFC. Six new countries were added. The splitting procedure was applied to order-specific aggregated data. Graphs with TFR and MAB are available for the visual presentation of data. Minor changes to the data formats were introduced.
December 2014 Major update of the HFC. Seven new countries were added. Data for Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso and Marshall Islands were excluded due to data problems.
October 2014 Data for Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea and Yemen were excluded due to data problems.
April 2014 Major update of the HFC. Sixteen new countries were added. A checking procedure for tracing erroneous data was introduced. Some problematic data were excluded.
August 2013 The HFC was launched. Data available for 73 countries.