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Value added in the agricultural sector as percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 44 countries was 16.63 percent. The highest value was in Ethiopia: 37.64 percent and the lowest value was in Libya: 1.6 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries GDP share of agriculture, 2022 Global rank Available data
Ethiopia 37.64 1 1981 - 2022
Mali 36.42 2 1967 - 2022
Comoros 36.41 3 1980 - 2022
Liberia 36.19 4 2000 - 2022
C.A. Republic 29.33 5 2009 - 2022
Burundi 27.57 6 1970 - 2022
Guinea 27.32 7 1986 - 2022
Benin 26.9 8 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 24.89 9 1965 - 2022
Tanzania 24.27 10 1990 - 2022
Uganda 24.06 11 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 23.69 12 1981 - 2022
Chad 22.6 13 1960 - 2022
Gambia 22.55 14 1966 - 2022
Madagascar 22.4 15 1966 - 2022
Malawi 21.76 16 1980 - 2022
Kenya 21.17 17 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 20.4 18 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 19.2 19 1961 - 2022
Ghana 18.78 20 1960 - 2022
Togo 18.32 21 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 17.44 22 1994 - 2022
Cameroon 16.98 23 1965 - 2022
Ivory Coast 16.72 24 1960 - 2022
Senegal 15.74 25 1960 - 2022
Angola 13.65 26 1995 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 13.06 27 2001 - 2022
Algeria 11.38 28 1999 - 2022
Egypt 10.95 29 1960 - 2022
Morocco 10.73 30 1965 - 2022
Tunisia 10.09 31 1965 - 2022
Namibia 8.58 32 1980 - 2022
R. of Congo 8.53 33 1960 - 2022
Gabon 5.65 34 1960 - 2022
Sudan 5.03 35 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 3.69 36 1980 - 2022
Lesotho 3.51 37 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 3.39 38 1976 - 2022
Zambia 3.39 39 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 2.87 40 1976 - 2022
South Africa 2.57 41 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 2.56 42 2006 - 2022
Botswana 1.76 43 1960 - 2022
Libya 1.6 44 2002 - 2022



Definition: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-3 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 4. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.
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