* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 193 countries was 38.17 percent. The highest value was in Burundi: 81.89 percent and the lowest value was in Suriname: 0.5 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Percent agricultural land, 2021 Global rank Available data
Burundi 81.89 1 1961 - 2021
Rwanda 81.25 2 1961 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 80.77 3 1961 - 2021
Uruguay 80.39 4 1961 - 2021
Lesotho 80.14 5 1961 - 2021
South Africa 79.42 6 1961 - 2021
Kazakhstan 79.19 7 1992 - 2021
Bangladesh 77.35 8 1961 - 2021
Syria 75.77 9 1961 - 2021
Nigeria 75.37 10 1961 - 2021
Ivory Coast 73.9 11 1961 - 2021
Djibouti 73.51 12 1961 - 2021
Mongolia 72.32 13 1961 - 2021
Turkmenistan 72.01 14 1992 - 2021
Uganda 71.89 15 1961 - 2021
Comoros 71.47 16 1961 - 2021
Ukraine 71.3 17 1992 - 2021
UK 71.16 18 1961 - 2021
Somalia 70.34 19 1961 - 2021
Madagascar 70.29 20 1961 - 2021
Togo 70.23 21 1961 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 70.12 22 1961 - 2021
Swaziland 69.48 23 1961 - 2021
Moldova 69 24 1992 - 2021
Morocco 67.87 25 1961 - 2021
Lebanon 66.4 26 1961 - 2021
Denmark 65.45 27 1961 - 2021
Haiti 65.13 28 1961 - 2021
Palestine 64.93 29 1961 - 2021
Malawi 64.17 30 1961 - 2021
Ireland 62.96 31 1961 - 2021
Eritrea 62.72 32 1993 - 2021
Gambia 62.65 33 1961 - 2021
Tunisia 62.44 34 1961 - 2021
Sudan 60.31 35 1961 - 2021
India 60.05 36 1961 - 2021
Tuvalu 60 37 1961 - 2021
Guinea 59.57 38 1961 - 2021
Armenia 58.83 39 1992 - 2021
Afghanistan 58.74 40 1961 - 2021
Uzbekistan 58.3 41 1992 - 2021
Azerbaijan 57.84 42 1992 - 2021
El Salvador 57.71 43 1961 - 2021
Romania 56.85 44 1961 - 2021
China 55.46 45 1961 - 2021
Ghana 55.39 46 1961 - 2021
Hungary 55.27 47 1961 - 2021
Sierra Leone 54.71 48 1961 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 54.05 49 1992 - 2021
Netherlands 53.82 50 1961 - 2021
Mozambique 52.66 51 1961 - 2021
Spain 52.48 52 1961 - 2021
France 52.15 53 1961 - 2021
Luxembourg 51.59 54 2000 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 51.1 55 1961 - 2021
Mexico 49.96 56 1961 - 2021
North Macedonia 49.96 57 1992 - 2021
Turkey 49.49 58 1961 - 2021
Senegal 49.4 59 1961 - 2021
Kenya 48.69 60 1961 - 2021
Tonga 48.61 61 1961 - 2021
Germany 47.49 62 1961 - 2021
Poland 47.37 63 1961 - 2021
Australia 47.26 64 1961 - 2021
Namibia 47.14 65 1961 - 2021
Pakistan 47.09 66 1961 - 2021
Lithuania 46.92 67 1992 - 2021
Burkina Faso 46.56 68 1961 - 2021
Bulgaria 46.49 69 1961 - 2021
Thailand 46 70 1961 - 2021
Czechia 45.73 71 1993 - 2021
Botswana 45.63 72 1961 - 2021
Greece 45.52 73 1961 - 2021
Sri Lanka 45.46 74 1961 - 2021
Belgium 45.1 75 2000 - 2021
Tanzania 44.62 76 1961 - 2021
Yemen 44.42 77 1961 - 2021
USA 44.36 78 1961 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 44.2 79 1992 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 43.75 80 1961 - 2021
Portugal 43.25 81 1961 - 2021
Argentina 43.1 82 1961 - 2021
Mauritius 43.06 83 1961 - 2021
Guatemala 43.04 84 1961 - 2021
Philippines 42.54 85 1961 - 2021
Nicaragua 42.31 86 1961 - 2021
Paraguay 42.31 87 1961 - 2021
Kiribati 41.98 88 1961 - 2021
Italy 41.94 89 1961 - 2021
Zimbabwe 41.88 90 1961 - 2021
Albania 41.47 91 1961 - 2021
Serbia 41.44 92 2006 - 2021
Belarus 40.28 93 1992 - 2021
Chad 39.98 94 1961 - 2021
Andorra 39.91 95 1961 - 2021
Vietnam 39.43 96 1961 - 2021
New Zealand 38.64 97 1961 - 2021
Slovakia 38.6 98 1993 - 2021
Mauritania 38.53 99 1961 - 2021
Colombia 38.5 100 1961 - 2021
Jamaica 38.5 101 1961 - 2021
San Marino 38.33 102 1961 - 2021
Switzerland 37.95 103 1961 - 2021
Angola 36.81 104 1961 - 2021
Niger 36.78 105 1961 - 2021
Costa Rica 35.47 106 1961 - 2021
Tajikistan 35.43 107 1992 - 2021
Mali 35.35 108 1961 - 2021
Bolivia 35.19 109 1961 - 2021
Benin 35.03 110 1961 - 2021
Cambodia 34.55 111 1961 - 2021
Georgia 34.25 112 1992 - 2021
Ethiopia 34.2 113 1961 - 2021
Indonesia 34.13 114 1961 - 2021
Dominica 33.33 115 1961 - 2021
Liechtenstein 32.31 116 1961 - 2021
Zambia 32.07 117 1961 - 2021
Honduras 31.96 118 1961 - 2021
Latvia 31.66 119 1992 - 2021
Austria 31.48 120 1961 - 2021
R. of Congo 31.27 121 1961 - 2021
Slovenia 30.34 122 1992 - 2021
Israel 29.74 123 1961 - 2021
Panama 29.41 124 1961 - 2021
Iran 29.01 125 1961 - 2021
G.-Bissau 28.99 126 1961 - 2021
Nepal 28.75 127 1961 - 2021
Brazil 28.64 128 1961 - 2021
Malta 27.34 129 1961 - 2021
Croatia 26.38 130 1992 - 2021
Malaysia 26.09 131 1961 - 2021
Venezuela 24.38 132 1961 - 2021
Grenada 23.53 133 1961 - 2021
Barbados 23.26 134 1961 - 2021
Estonia 23.09 135 1992 - 2021
Ecuador 22.02 136 1961 - 2021
Iraq 21.71 137 1961 - 2021
North Korea 21.55 138 1961 - 2021
Cameroon 20.63 139 1961 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 20.45 140 1961 - 2021
Liberia 19.97 141 1961 - 2021
Peru 19.93 142 1961 - 2021
Burma 19.89 143 1961 - 2021
Maldives 19.67 144 1961 - 2021
Cape Verde 19.6 145 1961 - 2021
Puerto Rico 19.04 146 1961 - 2021
Montenegro 19 147 2006 - 2021
Iceland 18.57 148 1961 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 17.95 149 1961 - 2021
Samoa 17.77 150 1961 - 2021
Algeria 17.35 151 1961 - 2021
Fiji 17.06 152 1961 - 2021
South Korea 16.42 153 1961 - 2021
Saint Lucia 16.3 154 1961 - 2021
Vanuatu 15.34 155 1961 - 2021
DR Congo 14.95 156 1961 - 2021
Chile 14.25 157 1961 - 2021
Bhutan 13.45 158 1961 - 2021
Cyprus 13.33 159 1961 - 2021
Russia 13.16 160 1992 - 2021
Japan 12.78 161 1961 - 2021
Jordan 11.52 162 1961 - 2021
Aruba 11.11 163 1961 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 10.53 164 1961 - 2021
Bahrain 10.25 165 1961 - 2021
N. Caledonia 10.07 166 1961 - 2021
Palau 9.35 167 1991 - 2021
Laos 8.8 168 1961 - 2021
Libya 8.72 169 1961 - 2021
Kuwait 8.42 170 1961 - 2021
Gabon 8.36 171 1961 - 2021
Belize 7.98 172 1961 - 2021
C.A. Republic 7.88 173 1961 - 2021
Finland 7.46 174 1961 - 2021
Sweden 7.37 175 1961 - 2021
Micronesia 7.14 176 1991 - 2021
Canada 6.48 177 1961 - 2021
Qatar 6.44 178 1961 - 2021
Bermuda 5.56 179 1961 - 2021
UA Emirates 5.51 180 1961 - 2021
Guyana 5.3 181 1961 - 2021
Oman 4.74 182 1961 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 4.29 183 1961 - 2021
Egypt 4.05 184 1961 - 2021
Hong Kong 3.81 185 1961 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 3.74 186 1961 - 2021
Seychelles 3.37 187 1961 - 2021
Papua N.G. 3.18 188 1961 - 2021
Norway 2.7 189 1961 - 2021
Brunei 2.54 190 1961 - 2021
Bahamas 1.3 191 1961 - 2021
Singapore 0.92 192 1961 - 2021
Suriname 0.5 193 1961 - 2021



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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