For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1961 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 19.3 percent with a minimum of 16.6 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 20.7 percent in 1969.
The latest value from 2016 is 16.6 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 193
countries is 14.3 percent.
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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.