United Kingdom: Arable land, percent of land area

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 United Kingdom

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 24.8
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 27.0
 Min - Max 23.4 - 30.4
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1961 to 2021. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 27 percent with a minimum of 23.4 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 30.4 percent in 1964. The latest value from 2021 is 24.8 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
United Kingdom - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

Historical chart
United Kingdom - 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 13.2 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 71.16 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 1.00 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.76 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 23.61 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 172,151 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 89.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,220 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 24.8 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 6,967 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 99.0 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 240.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 104.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 31,986.7 2021 sq. km
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