Afghanistan: Employment in agriculture

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 Afghanistan

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 45.98
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2020
 Average 57.02
 Min - Max 43.99 - 66.05
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 57.02 percent with a minimum of 43.99 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 66.05 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2020 is 45.98 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 180 countries is 23.49 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Employment in agriculture - recent values

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Afghanistan - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2020




Definition: Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement. The agriculture sector consists of activities in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, in accordance with division 1 (ISIC 2) or categories A-B (ISIC 3) or category A (ISIC 4).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 1.9 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 58.74 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 45.98 2020 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 33.48 2021 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.79 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 383,130 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 121.5 2021 index points
 Precipitation 327 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 12.0 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,155 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 113.7 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 5.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 102.0 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 12,084.4 2021 sq. km
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