Japan: Percent agricultural land

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 Japan

Percent agricultural land

 Latest value 12.78
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 15.75
 Min - Max 12.78 - 19.42
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Japan during that period was 15.75 percent with a minimum of 12.78 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 19.42 percent in 1962. The latest value from 2021 is 12.78 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 38.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Japan - Percent agricultural land - recent values

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Japan - Percent agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




The data show what percent of the land in Japan is arable or is used for crops or pasture.
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 68.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 12.78 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 3.17 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.95 2021 percent
 Agriculture value added 47.60 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 46,590 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 95.9 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,668 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 11.2 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 6,787 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 101.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 217.0 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 105.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 249,350.0 2021 sq. km
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