Egypt: Arable land, percent of land area

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Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 3.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 2.7
 Min - Max 2.3 - 3.4
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Egypt from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Egypt during that period was 2.7 percent with a minimum of 2.3 percent in 1979 and a maximum of 3.4 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 3.1 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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Egypt - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

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Egypt - 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 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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