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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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Countries Arable land, percent of land area, 2018 Global rank Available data
Denmark 59.8 1 1961 - 2018
Bangladesh 59.7 2 1961 - 2018
Ukraine 56.8 3 1992 - 2018
India 52.6 4 1961 - 2018
Moldova 51.1 5 1992 - 2018
Togo 48.7 6 1961 - 2018
Hungary 47.4 7 1961 - 2018
Burundi 46.7 8 1961 - 2018
Rwanda 46.7 9 1961 - 2018
Gambia 43.5 10 1961 - 2018
Pakistan 39.6 11 1961 - 2018
Haiti 38.8 12 1961 - 2018
Malawi 38.2 13 1961 - 2018
Romania 37.8 14 1961 - 2018
Nigeria 37.3 15 1961 - 2018
Mauritius 36.9 16 1961 - 2018
Poland 36 17 1961 - 2018
Comoros 35.5 18 1961 - 2018
Uganda 34.4 19 1961 - 2018
Lithuania 33.8 20 1992 - 2018
Germany 33.6 21 1961 - 2018
France 33.1 22 1961 - 2018
San Marino 33.1 23 1961 - 2018
Thailand 32.9 24 1961 - 2018
Czechia 32.2 25 1993 - 2018
Bulgaria 32 26 1961 - 2018
El Salvador 30.3 27 1961 - 2018
Netherlands 30.3 28 1961 - 2018
Serbia 29.5 29 2006 - 2018
Malta 28.3 30 1961 - 2018
Belarus 28.1 31 1992 - 2018
Belgium 28.1 32 1961 - 2018
Slovakia 28 33 1993 - 2018
Tonga 27.8 34 1961 - 2018
Luxembourg 25.6 35 2000 - 2018
Turkey 25.6 36 1961 - 2018
Azerbaijan 25.4 37 1992 - 2018
Syria 25.4 38 1961 - 2018
UK 25 39 1961 - 2018
Benin 24.8 40 1961 - 2018
Spain 23.8 41 1961 - 2018
Euro area 23.6 42 1961 - 2018
Italy 22.6 43 1961 - 2018
Vietnam 22.5 44 1961 - 2018
Albania 22.3 45 1961 - 2018
Cambodia 22.2 46 1961 - 2018
Sri Lanka 22.2 47 1961 - 2018
Burkina Faso 21.9 48 1961 - 2018
Sierra Leone 21.9 49 1961 - 2018
Latvia 20.9 50 1992 - 2018
Ghana 20.7 51 1961 - 2018
Bosnia & Herz. 20.1 52 1992 - 2018
North Korea 19.5 53 1961 - 2018
Philippines 18.7 54 1961 - 2018
Domin. Rep. 18.2 55 1961 - 2018
Israel 17.7 56 1961 - 2018
USA 17.2 57 1961 - 2018
Burma 17 58 1961 - 2018
Morocco 16.8 59 1961 - 2018
Tunisia 16.8 60 1961 - 2018
Greece 16.6 61 1961 - 2018
North Macedonia 16.6 62 1992 - 2018
Senegal 16.6 63 1961 - 2018
Barbados 16.3 64 1961 - 2018
Austria 16.1 65 1961 - 2018
Estonia 15.8 66 1992 - 2018
Armenia 15.7 67 1992 - 2018
Tanzania 15.2 68 1961 - 2018
Nepal 14.7 69 1961 - 2018
Argentina 14.3 70 1961 - 2018
Ethiopia 14.3 71 1961 - 2018
Croatia 14.2 72 1992 - 2018
Lesotho 14.1 73 1961 - 2018
South Korea 14.1 74 1961 - 2018
Indonesia 14 75 1961 - 2018
Niger 14 76 1961 - 2018
Liechtenstein 13.5 77 1961 - 2018
Cameroon 13.1 78 1961 - 2018
Maldives 13 79 1961 - 2018
Lebanon 12.9 80 1961 - 2018
China 12.7 81 1961 - 2018
Guinea 12.6 82 1961 - 2018
Nicaragua 12.5 83 1961 - 2018
Cape Verde 12.4 84 1961 - 2018
Mexico 12.3 85 1961 - 2018
Paraguay 11.9 86 1961 - 2018
Afghanistan 11.8 87 1961 - 2018
Iraq 11.5 88 1961 - 2018
Samoa 11.5 89 1961 - 2018
Japan 11.4 90 1961 - 2018
Cyprus 11.3 91 1961 - 2018
Uruguay 11.3 92 1961 - 2018
Aruba 11.1 93 1961 - 2018
Jamaica 11.1 94 1961 - 2018
Ivory Coast 11 95 1961 - 2018
Kazakhstan 11 96 1992 - 2018
G.-Bissau 10.7 97 1961 - 2018
Sudan 10.7 98 2011 - 2018
Zimbabwe 10.3 99 1961 - 2018
Kenya 10.2 100 1961 - 2018
Swaziland 10.2 101 1961 - 2018
Switzerland 10.1 102 1961 - 2018
Portugal 10 103 1961 - 2018
South Africa 9.9 104 1961 - 2018
Uzbekistan 9.2 105 1992 - 2018
Ant.& Barb. 9.1 106 1961 - 2018
Honduras 9.1 107 1961 - 2018
Fiji 9 108 1961 - 2018
Iran 9 109 1961 - 2018
Slovenia 9 110 1992 - 2018
Grenada 8.8 111 1961 - 2018
Dominica 8 112 1961 - 2018
Guatemala 8 113 1961 - 2018
Panama 7.6 114 1961 - 2018
Finland 7.4 115 1961 - 2018
Russia 7.4 116 1992 - 2018
Mozambique 7.2 117 1961 - 2018
Eritrea 6.8 118 1993 - 2018
Brazil 6.7 119 1961 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan 6.7 120 1992 - 2018
Laos 6.7 121 1961 - 2018
Ireland 6.5 122 1961 - 2018
Sweden 6.3 123 1961 - 2018
Puerto Rico 5.7 124 1961 - 2018
Bermuda 5.6 125 1961 - 2018
Colombia 5.4 126 1961 - 2018
Mali 5.3 127 1961 - 2018
DR Congo 5.2 128 1961 - 2018
Liberia 5.2 129 1961 - 2018
Madagascar 5.2 130 1961 - 2018
St. Vincent & ... 5.1 131 1961 - 2018
Tajikistan 5.1 132 1992 - 2018
Zambia 5.1 133 1961 - 2018
Costa Rica 4.9 134 1961 - 2018
Saint Lucia 4.9 135 1961 - 2018
Tr.&Tobago 4.9 136 1961 - 2018
Georgia 4.5 137 1992 - 2018
Canada 4.3 138 1961 - 2018
Eq. Guinea 4.3 139 1961 - 2018
S.T.&Principe 4.2 140 1961 - 2018
Bolivia 4.1 141 1961 - 2018
Chad 4.1 142 1961 - 2018
Turkmenistan 4.1 143 1992 - 2018
Australia 4 144 1961 - 2018
Angola 3.9 145 1961 - 2018
Belize 3.9 146 1961 - 2018
Ecuador 3.9 147 1961 - 2018
Algeria 3.2 148 1961 - 2018
C.A. Republic 2.9 149 1961 - 2018
Egypt 2.9 150 1961 - 2018
Hong Kong 2.9 151 1961 - 2018
Micronesia 2.9 152 1991 - 2018
Venezuela 2.9 153 1961 - 2018
Peru 2.7 154 1961 - 2018
Bhutan 2.5 155 1961 - 2018
Kiribati 2.5 156 1961 - 2018
Malaysia 2.5 157 1961 - 2018
Jordan 2.3 158 1961 - 2018
Norway 2.2 159 1961 - 2018
Bahrain 2.1 160 1961 - 2018
Faroe Isl. 2.1 161 1961 - 2018
Guyana 2.1 162 1961 - 2018
Yemen 2.1 163 1961 - 2018
New Zealand 1.9 164 1961 - 2018
Andorra 1.8 165 1961 - 2018
Somalia 1.8 166 1961 - 2018
Chile 1.6 167 1961 - 2018
R. of Congo 1.6 168 1961 - 2018
Saudi Arabia 1.6 169 1961 - 2018
Vanuatu 1.6 170 1961 - 2018
Gabon 1.3 171 1961 - 2018
Iceland 1.2 172 1961 - 2018
Qatar 1.2 173 1961 - 2018
Libya 1 174 1961 - 2018
Namibia 1 175 1961 - 2018
Brunei 0.9 176 1961 - 2018
Mongolia 0.9 177 1961 - 2018
Bahamas 0.8 178 1961 - 2018
Singapore 0.8 179 1961 - 2018
Montenegro 0.7 180 2006 - 2018
Palau 0.7 181 1991 - 2018
Papua N.G. 0.7 182 1961 - 2018
Solomon Isl. 0.7 183 1961 - 2018
UA Emirates 0.6 184 1961 - 2018
Botswana 0.5 185 1961 - 2018
Kuwait 0.4 186 1961 - 2018
Mauritania 0.4 187 1961 - 2018
Suriname 0.4 188 1961 - 2018
N. Caledonia 0.3 189 1961 - 2018
Seychelles 0.3 190 1961 - 2018
Oman 0.2 191 1961 - 2018
Djibouti 0.1 192 1961 - 2018


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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