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Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 18 countries was 33.27 percent. The highest value was in Saudi Arabia: 80.77 percent and the lowest value was in Egypt: 4.05 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
Syria 75.77 2 1961 - 2021
Djibouti 73.51 3 1961 - 2021
Morocco 67.87 4 1961 - 2021
Lebanon 66.4 5 1961 - 2021
Tunisia 62.44 6 1961 - 2021
Yemen 44.42 7 1961 - 2021
Iran 29.01 8 1961 - 2021
Iraq 21.71 9 1961 - 2021
Algeria 17.35 10 1961 - 2021
Jordan 11.52 11 1961 - 2021
Bahrain 10.25 12 1961 - 2021
Libya 8.72 13 1961 - 2021
Kuwait 8.42 14 1961 - 2021
Qatar 6.44 15 1961 - 2021
UA Emirates 5.51 16 1961 - 2021
Oman 4.74 17 1961 - 2021
Egypt 4.05 18 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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