Belgium: Agricultural land

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 Belgium

Agricultural land, sq. km.

 Latest value 13,657
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km.
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 15,309
 Min - Max 13,270 - 18,160
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Belgium during that period was 15309 sq. km. with a minimum of 13270 sq. km. in 2017 and a maximum of 18160 sq. km. in 1962. The latest value from 2021 is 13657 sq. km.. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 245857 sq. km.. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Belgium - Agricultural land - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Belgium - Agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

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 Forest area, percent 22.8 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 45.10 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 0.91 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.64 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.89 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 13,657 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 95.9 2022 index points
 Precipitation 847 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 28.6 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 8,604 2022 kg per hectar
 Food production index 100.0 2022 index points
 Fertilizer use 265.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 102.3 2022 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 6,893.0 2021 sq. km
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