Bangladesh: Employment in agriculture

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 Bangladesh

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 37.09
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 51.31
 Min - Max 37.09 - 64.03
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bangladesh from 1991 to 2021. The average value for Bangladesh during that period was 51.31 percent with a minimum of 37.09 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 64.03 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 37.09 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 178 countries is 22.86 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
Bangladesh - Employment in agriculture - recent values

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Bangladesh - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2021




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 14.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 77.35 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 37.09 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 11.22 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 51.62 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 100,680 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 117.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,666 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 62.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,965 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 116.4 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 384.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 115.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 18,834.0 2021 sq. km
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