Papua New Guinea: Employment in agriculture

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 Papua New Guinea

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 18.48
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2022
 Average 29.03
 Min - Max 18.48 - 37.46
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 1991 to 2022. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 29.03 percent with a minimum of 18.48 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 37.46 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 18.48 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 179 countries is 23.00 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Papua New Guinea - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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Papua New Guinea - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2022




Definition: Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement. The agriculture sector consists of activities in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, in accordance with division 1 (ISIC 2) or categories A-B (ISIC 3) or category A (ISIC 4).

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 79.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 3.18 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 18.48 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 16.93 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 5.35 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 14,410 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 102.9 2021 index points
 Precipitation 3,142 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 0.7 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,725 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 103.4 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 107.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 105.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 358,222.3 2021 sq. km
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