Pakistan: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Pakistan

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 39.6
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 39.9
 Min - Max 38.1 - 43.0
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Pakistan from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Pakistan during that period was 39.9 percent with a minimum of 38.1 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 43 percent in 1982. The latest value from 2021 is 39.6 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
Pakistan - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Pakistan - 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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