Sri Lanka: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Sri Lanka

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 22.2
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 15.5
 Min - Max 9.2 - 22.2
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 15.5 percent with a minimum of 9.2 percent in 1962 and a maximum of 22.2 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 22.2 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
Sri Lanka - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - 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 34.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 45.46 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 26.41 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 8.75 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 6.51 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 28,120 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 114.4 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,712 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 22.2 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,557 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 130.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 153.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 126.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 21,098.6 2021 sq. km
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