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Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 13 countries was 24.67 percent. The highest value was in Tuvalu: 60 percent and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 3.18 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
Tuvalu 60 1 1961 - 2021
Tonga 48.61 2 1961 - 2021
Australia 47.26 3 1961 - 2021
Kiribati 41.98 4 1961 - 2021
New Zealand 38.64 5 1961 - 2021
Samoa 17.77 6 1961 - 2021
Fiji 17.06 7 1961 - 2021
Vanuatu 15.34 8 1961 - 2021
N. Caledonia 10.07 9 1961 - 2021
Palau 9.35 10 1991 - 2021
Micronesia 7.14 11 1991 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 4.29 12 1961 - 2021
Papua N.G. 3.18 13 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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