USA: Percent agricultural land

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 USA

Percent agricultural land

 Latest value 44.36
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 46.09
 Min - Max 44.06 - 48.86
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1961 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 46.09 percent with a minimum of 44.06 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 48.86 percent in 1961. The latest value from 2021 is 44.36 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 38.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Percent agricultural land - recent values

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USA - Percent agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




The data show what percent of the land in the USA is arable or is used for crops or pasture.
Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.


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 Forest area, percent 33.9 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 44.36 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 1.66 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.96 2021 percent
 Agriculture value added 223.72 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 4,058,104 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 100.8 2021 index points
 Precipitation 715 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 17.2 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 8,268 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 105.5 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 128.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 112.1 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 3,097,950.0 2021 sq. km
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