North Korea: Arable land, percent of land area

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 North Korea

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 19.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 18.9
 Min - Max 17.9 - 19.9
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1961 to 2021. The average value for North Korea during that period was 18.9 percent with a minimum of 17.9 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 19.9 percent in 1994. The latest value from 2021 is 19.1 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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North Korea - Arable land, percent of land area - recent values

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North Korea - 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 49.9 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 21.55 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 43.51 2021 percent
 Agricultural land 25,950 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 92.3 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,054 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 19.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,388 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 92.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 18.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 94.7 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 60,088.6 2021 sq. km
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