Papua New Guinea: Precipitation

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 Papua New Guinea

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 3,142
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1961 - 2020
 Average 3,142
 Min - Max 3,142 - 3,142
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 1961 to 2020. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 3142 mm per year with a minimum of 3142 mm per year in 1961 and a maximum of 3142 mm per year in 1961. The latest value from 2020 is 3142 mm per year. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 1168 mm per year. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Papua New Guinea - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Papua New Guinea - Precipitation - historical chart - 1961-2020




Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.


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 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
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 Food production index 103.4 2021 index points
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 Forest area, sq.km 358,222.3 2021 sq. km
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