Germany: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Germany

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 33.4
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 34.1
 Min - Max 32.8 - 35
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Germany during that period was 34.1 percent with a minimum of 32.8 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 35 percent in 1961. The latest value from 2021 is 33.4 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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Germany - Arable land, percent of land area - recent values

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Germany - 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 32.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 47.49 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 1.25 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.92 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 37.57 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 165,910 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 90.3 2021 index points
 Precipitation 700 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 33.4 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 6,998 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 94.5 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 130.1 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 97.1 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 114,190.0 2021 sq. km
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