Belgium: Arable land, percent of land area

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Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 28.6
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 27.7
 Min - Max 26.5 - 28.6
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Belgium during that period was 27.7 percent with a minimum of 26.5 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 28.6 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 28.6 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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Belgium - Arable land, percent of land area - recent values

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Belgium - Arable land, percent of land area - historical chart - 2000-2021

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 22.8 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 45.10 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 0.94 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.64 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 3.74 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 13,657 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 98.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 847 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 28.6 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 7,906 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 102.5 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 265.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 104.9 2021 index points
 Forest area, 6,893.0 2021 sq. km
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