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Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 20 countries was 38.69 percent. The highest value was in Uruguay: 80.39 percent and the lowest value was in Chile: 14.25 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
Uruguay 80.39 1 1961 - 2021
Haiti 65.13 2 1961 - 2021
El Salvador 57.71 3 1961 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 51.1 4 1961 - 2021
Mexico 49.96 5 1961 - 2021
Argentina 43.1 6 1961 - 2021
Guatemala 43.04 7 1961 - 2021
Nicaragua 42.31 8 1961 - 2021
Paraguay 42.31 9 1961 - 2021
Colombia 38.5 10 1961 - 2021
Costa Rica 35.47 11 1961 - 2021
Bolivia 35.19 12 1961 - 2021
Honduras 31.96 13 1961 - 2021
Panama 29.41 14 1961 - 2021
Brazil 28.64 15 1961 - 2021
Venezuela 24.38 16 1961 - 2021
Ecuador 22.02 17 1961 - 2021
Peru 19.93 18 1961 - 2021
Puerto Rico 19.04 19 1961 - 2021
Chile 14.25 20 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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