Egypt: Employment in agriculture

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Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 19.83
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 29.17
 Min - Max 19.83 - 38.46
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Egypt from 1991 to 2021. The average value for Egypt during that period was 29.17 percent with a minimum of 19.83 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 38.46 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2021 is 19.83 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 178 countries is 22.86 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Egypt - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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Egypt - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2021

Definition: Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement. The agriculture sector consists of activities in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, in accordance with division 1 (ISIC 2) or categories A-B (ISIC 3) or category A (ISIC 4).

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 0.0 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 4.05 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 19.83 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 10.95 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 52.18 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 40,310 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 101.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 18 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 3.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 7,133 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 102.8 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 542.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 107.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, 449.8 2021 sq. km
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