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Percent agricultural land, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 193 countries was 38.1 percent.The highest value was in Saudi Arabia: 80.77 percent and the lowest value was in Suriname: 0.54 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Percent agricultural land, 2018 Global rank Available data
Saudi Arabia 80.77 1 1961 - 2018
Lesotho 80.15 2 1961 - 2018
Uruguay 80.08 3 1961 - 2018
Kazakhstan 80.02 4 1992 - 2018
South Africa 79.42 5 1961 - 2018
Burundi 79.17 6 1961 - 2018
Nigeria 75.9 7 1961 - 2018
Syria 75.81 8 1961 - 2018
Eritrea 75.17 9 1993 - 2018
Rwanda 73.44 10 1961 - 2018
Djibouti 73.43 11 1961 - 2018
Mongolia 72.84 12 1961 - 2018
Turkmenistan 72.01 13 1992 - 2018
Uganda 71.89 14 1961 - 2018
UK 71.72 15 1961 - 2018
El Salvador 71.39 16 1961 - 2018
Ukraine 71.33 17 1992 - 2018
Swaziland 71.05 18 1961 - 2018
Bangladesh 70.69 19 1961 - 2018
Comoros 70.39 20 1961 - 2018
Somalia 70.34 21 1961 - 2018
Madagascar 70.29 22 1961 - 2018
Togo 70.23 23 1961 - 2018
Moldova 68.64 24 1992 - 2018
Morocco 67.37 25 1961 - 2018
Haiti 66.76 26 1961 - 2018
Ivory Coast 66.67 27 1961 - 2018
Denmark 65.8 28 1961 - 2018
Ireland 65.55 29 1961 - 2018
Ghana 64.97 30 1961 - 2018
Lebanon 64.32 31 1961 - 2018
Tunisia 62.71 32 1961 - 2018
India 60.43 33 1961 - 2018
Tuvalu 60 34 1961 - 2018
Malawi 59.93 35 1961 - 2018
Gambia 59.78 36 1961 - 2018
Guinea 59.01 37 1961 - 2018
Armenia 58.91 38 1992 - 2018
Romania 58.3 39 1961 - 2018
Afghanistan 58.08 40 1961 - 2018
Uzbekistan 58.06 41 1992 - 2018
Hungary 58.03 42 1961 - 2018
Azerbaijan 57.83 43 1992 - 2018
China 56.08 44 1961 - 2018
Mexico 54.99 45 1961 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan 54.96 46 1992 - 2018
Paraguay 54.92 47 1961 - 2018
Sierra Leone 54.71 48 1961 - 2018
Argentina 54.36 49 1961 - 2018
Luxembourg 54.14 50 2000 - 2018
Netherlands 54.11 51 1961 - 2018
Mozambique 52.66 52 1961 - 2018
Spain 52.41 53 1961 - 2018
France 52.34 54 1961 - 2018
Domin. Rep. 50.28 55 1961 - 2018
North Macedonia 50.12 56 1992 - 2018
Turkey 49.12 57 1961 - 2018
Tonga 48.61 58 1961 - 2018
Kenya 48.55 59 1961 - 2018
Germany 47.64 60 1961 - 2018
Poland 47.4 61 1961 - 2018
Greece 47.35 62 1961 - 2018
Namibia 47.14 63 1961 - 2018
Pakistan 47.09 64 1961 - 2018
Lithuania 47.05 65 1992 - 2018
Australia 46.66 66 1961 - 2018
Bulgaria 46.33 67 1961 - 2018
Senegal 46.11 68 1961 - 2018
S.T.&Principe 45.83 69 1961 - 2018
Angola 45.68 70 1961 - 2018
Botswana 45.63 71 1961 - 2018
Czechia 45.63 72 1993 - 2018
Sri Lanka 45.45 73 1961 - 2018
Tanzania 44.76 74 1961 - 2018
Belgium 44.72 75 1961 - 2018
Colombia 44.61 76 1961 - 2018
USA 44.36 77 1961 - 2018
Yemen 44.3 78 1961 - 2018
Burkina Faso 44.23 79 1961 - 2018
Thailand 43.28 80 1961 - 2018
Bosnia & Herz. 43.18 81 1992 - 2018
Albania 42.85 82 1961 - 2018
Euro area 42.82 83 1961 - 2018
Mauritius 42.36 84 1961 - 2018
Nicaragua 42.09 85 1961 - 2018
Kiribati 41.98 86 1961 - 2018
Zimbabwe 41.88 87 1961 - 2018
Philippines 41.72 88 1961 - 2018
Italy 41.67 89 1961 - 2018
Belarus 41.64 90 1992 - 2018
Jamaica 41 91 1961 - 2018
Andorra 40.06 92 1961 - 2018
Chad 39.9 93 1961 - 2018
New Zealand 39.75 94 1961 - 2018
Serbia 39.61 95 2006 - 2018
Slovakia 39.29 96 1993 - 2018
Vietnam 39.25 97 1961 - 2018
Portugal 39.01 98 1961 - 2018
Mauritania 38.48 99 1961 - 2018
San Marino 38.33 100 1961 - 2018
Switzerland 38.21 101 1961 - 2018
Sudan 36.87 102 2011 - 2018
Niger 36.79 103 1961 - 2018
Guatemala 35.98 104 1961 - 2018
Benin 35.03 105 1961 - 2018
Costa Rica 34.91 106 1961 - 2018
Bolivia 34.83 107 1961 - 2018
Georgia 34.13 108 1992 - 2018
Tajikistan 34.06 109 1992 - 2018
Mali 33.77 110 1961 - 2018
Ethiopia 33.56 111 1961 - 2018
Dominica 33.33 112 1961 - 2018
Indonesia 33.18 113 1961 - 2018
Malta 32.44 114 1961 - 2018
Liechtenstein 32.25 115 1961 - 2018
Austria 32.15 116 1961 - 2018
Zambia 32.06 117 1961 - 2018
Cambodia 31.53 118 1961 - 2018
Micronesia 31.43 119 1991 - 2018
Latvia 31.21 120 1992 - 2018
R. of Congo 31.12 121 1961 - 2018
Panama 30.45 122 1961 - 2018
Slovenia 30.39 123 1992 - 2018
Honduras 29.99 124 1961 - 2018
G.-Bissau 28.99 125 1961 - 2018
Israel 28.8 126 1961 - 2018
Nepal 28.75 127 1961 - 2018
Brazil 28.34 128 1961 - 2018
Iran 28.21 129 1961 - 2018
Samoa 26.75 130 1961 - 2018
Maldives 26.33 131 1961 - 2018
Croatia 26.22 132 1992 - 2018
Malaysia 26.09 133 1961 - 2018
Venezuela 24.38 134 1961 - 2018
Grenada 23.53 135 1961 - 2018
Barbados 23.26 136 1961 - 2018
Fiji 23.26 137 1961 - 2018
Estonia 23.1 138 1992 - 2018
Ecuador 21.94 139 1961 - 2018
North Korea 21.84 140 1961 - 2018
Iraq 21.31 141 1961 - 2018
Chile 21.11 142 1961 - 2018
Cameroon 20.63 143 1961 - 2018
Ant.& Barb. 20.45 144 1961 - 2018
Liberia 20.29 145 1961 - 2018
Burma 19.74 146 1961 - 2018
Cape Verde 19.6 147 1961 - 2018
Montenegro 19.09 148 2006 - 2018
Puerto Rico 19.04 149 1961 - 2018
Iceland 18.57 150 1961 - 2018
Peru 18.44 151 1961 - 2018
St. Vincent & ... 17.95 152 1961 - 2018
Saint Lucia 17.38 153 1961 - 2018
Algeria 17.36 154 1961 - 2018
South Korea 16.94 155 1961 - 2018
Vanuatu 15.34 156 1961 - 2018
Cyprus 14.17 157 1961 - 2018
DR Congo 13.89 158 1961 - 2018
Bhutan 13.45 159 1961 - 2018
Russia 13.16 160 1992 - 2018
Japan 12.13 161 1961 - 2018
Jordan 11.51 162 1961 - 2018
Aruba 11.11 163 1961 - 2018
Bahrain 11.03 164 1961 - 2018
Tr.&Tobago 10.53 165 1961 - 2018
Laos 10.37 166 1961 - 2018
Eq. Guinea 10.12 167 1961 - 2018
N. Caledonia 10.07 168 1961 - 2018
Palau 9.35 169 1991 - 2018
Libya 8.72 170 1961 - 2018
Gabon 8.59 171 1961 - 2018
Kuwait 8.42 172 1961 - 2018
C.A. Republic 8.15 173 1961 - 2018
Belize 7.54 174 1961 - 2018
Finland 7.48 175 1961 - 2018
Sweden 7.39 176 1961 - 2018
Canada 6.49 177 1961 - 2018
Guyana 6.36 178 1961 - 2018
Qatar 5.83 179 1961 - 2018
Bermuda 5.56 180 1961 - 2018
UA Emirates 5.38 181 1961 - 2018
Hong Kong 4.76 182 1961 - 2018
Oman 4.71 183 1961 - 2018
Solomon Isl. 4.18 184 1961 - 2018
Egypt 3.85 185 1961 - 2018
Seychelles 3.37 186 1961 - 2018
Brunei 2.73 187 1961 - 2018
Norway 2.7 188 1961 - 2018
Papua N.G. 2.63 189 1961 - 2018
Faroe Isl. 2.15 190 1961 - 2018
Bahamas 1.4 191 1961 - 2018
Singapore 0.93 192 1961 - 2018
Suriname 0.54 193 1961 - 2018


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.
80.77
80.15
80.08
80.02
79.42
79.17
75.90
75.81
75.17
73.44
73.43
72.84
72.01
71.89
71.72
71.39
71.33
71.05
70.69
70.39
70.34
70.29
70.23
68.64
67.37
66.76
66.67
65.80
65.55
64.97
64.32
62.71
60.43
60.00
59.93
59.78
59.01
58.91
58.30
58.08
58.06
58.03
57.83
56.08
54.99
54.96
54.92
54.71
54.36
54.14
54.11
52.66
52.41
52.34
50.28
50.12
49.12
48.61
48.55
47.64
47.40
47.35
47.14
47.09
47.05
46.66
46.33
46.11
45.83
45.68
45.63
45.63
45.45
44.76
44.72
44.61
44.36
44.30
44.23
43.28
43.18
42.85
42.82
42.36
42.09
41.98
41.88
41.72
41.67
41.64
41.00
40.06
39.90
39.75
39.61
39.29
39.25
39.01
38.48
38.33
38.21
36.87
36.79
35.98
35.03
34.91
34.83
34.13
34.06
33.77
33.56
33.33
33.18
32.44
32.25
32.15
32.06
31.53
31.43
31.21
31.12
30.45
30.39
29.99
28.99
28.80
28.75
28.34
28.21
26.75
26.33
26.22
26.09
24.38
23.53
23.26
23.26
23.10
21.94
21.84
21.31
21.11
20.63
20.45
20.29
19.74
19.60
19.09
19.04
18.57
18.44
17.95
17.38
17.36
16.94
15.34
14.17
13.89
13.45
13.16
12.13
11.51
11.11
11.03
10.53
10.37
10.12
10.07
9.35
8.72
8.59
8.42
8.15
7.54
7.48
7.39
6.49
6.36
5.83
5.56
5.38
4.76
4.71
4.18
3.85
3.37
2.73
2.70
2.63
2.15
1.40
0.93
0.54
0
20.2
40.4
60.6
80.77
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