* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Arable land, percent of total land area: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1961 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 19.3 percent with a minumum of 16.6 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 20.7 percent in 1969. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.