Costa Rica: Agricultural land

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 Costa Rica

Agricultural land, sq. km.

 Latest value 18110
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km.
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 19897
 Min - Max 13950 - 27480
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 19897 sq. km. with a minimum of 13950 sq. km. in 1961 and a maximum of 27480 sq. km. in 1984. The latest value from 2021 is 18110 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
Costa Rica - Agricultural land - recent values

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Costa Rica - 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 59.8 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 35.47 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 17.14 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 4.02 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 2.87 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 18,110 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 98.9 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,926 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 4.8 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,310 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 102.7 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 595.8 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 113.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 30,512.4 2021 sq. km
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