Mauritius: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Mauritius

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 37.6
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 44.8
 Min - Max 37.6 - 49.3
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Mauritius from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Mauritius during that period was 44.8 percent with a minimum of 37.6 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 49.3 percent in 1968. The latest value from 2021 is 37.6 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
Mauritius - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Mauritius - 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 19.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 43.06 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 5.15 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 3.55 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.46 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 860 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 73.4 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,041 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 37.6 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 8,641 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 83.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 186.5 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 103.1 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 388.1 2021 sq. km
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