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Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 27 countries was 40.65 percent. The highest value was in Denmark: 65.45 percent and the lowest value was in Sweden: 7.37 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
Denmark 65.45 1 1961 - 2021
Ireland 62.96 2 1961 - 2021
Romania 56.85 3 1961 - 2021
Hungary 55.27 4 1961 - 2021
Netherlands 53.82 5 1961 - 2021
Spain 52.48 6 1961 - 2021
France 52.15 7 1961 - 2021
Luxembourg 51.59 8 2000 - 2021
Germany 47.49 9 1961 - 2021
Poland 47.37 10 1961 - 2021
Lithuania 46.92 11 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria 46.49 12 1961 - 2021
Czechia 45.73 13 1993 - 2021
Greece 45.52 14 1961 - 2021
Belgium 45.1 15 2000 - 2021
Portugal 43.25 16 1961 - 2021
Italy 41.94 17 1961 - 2021
Slovakia 38.6 18 1993 - 2021
Latvia 31.66 19 1992 - 2021
Austria 31.48 20 1961 - 2021
Slovenia 30.34 21 1992 - 2021
Malta 27.34 22 1961 - 2021
Croatia 26.38 23 1992 - 2021
Estonia 23.09 24 1992 - 2021
Cyprus 13.33 25 1961 - 2021
Finland 7.46 26 1961 - 2021
Sweden 7.37 27 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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