Bangladesh: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Bangladesh

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 62.3
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 65.7
 Min - Max 58.9 - 73.4
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bangladesh from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Bangladesh during that period was 65.7 percent with a minimum of 58.9 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 73.4 percent in 1989. The latest value from 2021 is 62.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 14.3 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Bangladesh - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Bangladesh - Arable land, percent of land area - historical chart - 1961-2021




Definition: Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.


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 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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