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Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 46 countries was 36.9 percent. The highest value was in Saudi Arabia: 80.77 percent and the lowest value was in Singapore: 0.92 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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Countries Percent agricultural land, 2021 Global rank Available data
Saudi Arabia 80.77 1 1961 - 2021
Kazakhstan 79.19 2 1992 - 2021
Bangladesh 77.35 3 1961 - 2021
Syria 75.77 4 1961 - 2021
Mongolia 72.32 5 1961 - 2021
Turkmenistan 72.01 6 1992 - 2021
Lebanon 66.4 7 1961 - 2021
Palestine 64.93 8 1961 - 2021
India 60.05 9 1961 - 2021
Armenia 58.83 10 1992 - 2021
Afghanistan 58.74 11 1961 - 2021
Uzbekistan 58.3 12 1992 - 2021
Azerbaijan 57.84 13 1992 - 2021
China 55.46 14 1961 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 54.05 15 1992 - 2021
Pakistan 47.09 16 1961 - 2021
Thailand 46 17 1961 - 2021
Sri Lanka 45.46 18 1961 - 2021
Yemen 44.42 19 1961 - 2021
Philippines 42.54 20 1961 - 2021
Vietnam 39.43 21 1961 - 2021
Tajikistan 35.43 22 1992 - 2021
Cambodia 34.55 23 1961 - 2021
Georgia 34.25 24 1992 - 2021
Indonesia 34.13 25 1961 - 2021
Israel 29.74 26 1961 - 2021
Iran 29.01 27 1961 - 2021
Nepal 28.75 28 1961 - 2021
Malaysia 26.09 29 1961 - 2021
Iraq 21.71 30 1961 - 2021
North Korea 21.55 31 1961 - 2021
Burma 19.89 32 1961 - 2021
Maldives 19.67 33 1961 - 2021
South Korea 16.42 34 1961 - 2021
Bhutan 13.45 35 1961 - 2021
Japan 12.78 36 1961 - 2021
Jordan 11.52 37 1961 - 2021
Bahrain 10.25 38 1961 - 2021
Laos 8.8 39 1961 - 2021
Kuwait 8.42 40 1961 - 2021
Qatar 6.44 41 1961 - 2021
UA Emirates 5.51 42 1961 - 2021
Oman 4.74 43 1961 - 2021
Hong Kong 3.81 44 1961 - 2021
Brunei 2.54 45 1961 - 2021
Singapore 0.92 46 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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