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Arable land, percent of total land area, 2018 - Country rankings:

The average for 2018 based on 192 countries was 14.4 percent.The highest value was in Denmark: 59.8 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 0.1 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2018. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
59.8
59.7
56.8
52.6
51.1
48.7
47.4
46.7
46.7
43.5
39.6
38.8
38.2
37.8
37.3
36.9
36.0
35.5
34.4
33.8
33.6
33.1
33.1
32.9
32.2
32.0
30.3
30.3
29.5
28.3
28.1
28.1
28.0
27.8
25.6
25.6
25.4
25.4
25.0
24.8
23.8
23.6
22.6
22.5
22.3
22.2
22.2
21.9
21.9
20.9
20.7
20.1
19.5
18.7
18.2
17.7
17.2
17.0
16.8
16.8
16.6
16.6
16.6
16.3
16.1
15.8
15.7
15.2
14.7
14.3
14.3
14.2
14.1
14.1
14.0
14.0
13.5
13.1
13.0
12.9
12.7
12.6
12.5
12.4
12.3
11.9
11.8
11.5
11.5
11.4
11.3
11.3
11.1
11.1
11.0
11.0
10.7
10.7
10.3
10.2
10.2
10.1
10.0
9.9
9.2
9.1
9.1
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.8
8.0
8.0
7.6
7.4
7.4
7.2
6.8
6.7
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.3
5.7
5.6
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.1
5.1
5.1
4.9
4.9
4.9
4.5
4.3
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.1
4.1
4.0
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.2
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1
2.1
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.0
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0
15
29.9
44.9
59.8



Definition: 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.
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