Ecuador: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Ecuador

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 4.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 5.5
 Min - Max 3.9 - 6.5
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ecuador from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Ecuador during that period was 5.5 percent with a minimum of 3.9 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 6.5 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2021 is 4.1 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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Recent values chart
Ecuador - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

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Ecuador - 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 50.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 22.02 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 32.18 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 8.84 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 10.17 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 54,700 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 104.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,274 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 4.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,419 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 104.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 367.8 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 100.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 124,335.6 2021 sq. km
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