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Arable land, percent of total land area, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 192 countries was 14.3 percent. The highest value was in Bangladesh: 62.3 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 0.1 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 Arable land, percent of land area, 2021 Global rank Available data
Bangladesh 62.3 1 1961 - 2021
Denmark 58.9 2 1961 - 2021
Ukraine 56.8 3 1992 - 2021
India 51.9 4 1961 - 2021
Moldova 51.9 5 1992 - 2021
Rwanda 51.4 6 1961 - 2021
Burundi 49.5 7 1961 - 2021
Togo 48.7 8 1961 - 2021
Hungary 45.4 9 1961 - 2021
Gambia 43.5 10 1961 - 2021
Malawi 42.4 11 1961 - 2021
Nigeria 40.5 12 1961 - 2021
Pakistan 39.6 13 1961 - 2021
Mauritius 37.6 14 1961 - 2021
Romania 37.3 15 1961 - 2021
Haiti 36.5 16 1961 - 2021
Lithuania 36.4 17 1992 - 2021
Poland 36.2 18 1961 - 2021
Comoros 34.9 19 1961 - 2021
El Salvador 34.8 20 1961 - 2021
Uganda 34.4 21 1961 - 2021
Thailand 33.6 22 1961 - 2021
Germany 33.4 23 1961 - 2021
San Marino 33.1 24 1961 - 2021
France 32.8 25 1961 - 2021
Bulgaria 32.2 26 1961 - 2021
Czechia 32.1 27 1993 - 2021
Serbia 31.1 28 2006 - 2021
Netherlands 29.8 29 1961 - 2021
Belgium 28.6 30 2000 - 2021
Tonga 27.8 31 1961 - 2021
Belarus 27.7 32 1992 - 2021
Slovakia 27.6 33 1993 - 2021
Turkey 25.8 34 1961 - 2021
Syria 25.4 35 1961 - 2021
Azerbaijan 25.3 36 1992 - 2021
Benin 24.8 37 1961 - 2021
UK 24.8 38 1961 - 2021
Malta 24.4 39 1961 - 2021
Italy 24.3 40 1961 - 2021
Luxembourg 24.3 41 2000 - 2021
Cambodia 23.3 42 1961 - 2021
Spain 23.1 43 1961 - 2021
Burkina Faso 22.3 44 1961 - 2021
Sri Lanka 22.2 45 1961 - 2021
Albania 21.9 46 1961 - 2021
Latvia 21.9 47 1992 - 2021
Sierra Leone 21.9 48 1961 - 2021
Vietnam 21.7 49 1961 - 2021
Ghana 20.7 50 1961 - 2021
Senegal 19.9 51 1961 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 19.7 52 1992 - 2021
North Korea 19.1 53 1961 - 2021
Philippines 18.7 54 1961 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 18.5 55 1961 - 2021
Tunisia 18.2 56 1961 - 2021
Israel 17.4 57 1961 - 2021
USA 17.2 58 1961 - 2021
Burma 16.8 59 1961 - 2021
Morocco 16.8 60 1961 - 2021
Greece 16.5 61 1961 - 2021
North Macedonia 16.5 62 1992 - 2021
Estonia 16.4 63 1992 - 2021
Barbados 16.3 64 1961 - 2021
Austria 16 65 1961 - 2021
Armenia 15.6 66 1992 - 2021
Argentina 15.4 67 1961 - 2021
Croatia 15.3 68 1992 - 2021
Tanzania 15.2 69 1961 - 2021
Nepal 14.7 70 1961 - 2021
Ethiopia 14.5 71 1961 - 2021
Guatemala 14.5 72 1961 - 2021
Lesotho 14.1 73 1961 - 2021
Niger 14 74 1961 - 2021
Indonesia 13.9 75 1961 - 2021
South Korea 13.8 76 1961 - 2021
Lebanon 13.6 77 1961 - 2021
Cameroon 13.1 78 1961 - 2021
Maldives 13 79 1961 - 2021
Guinea 12.6 80 1961 - 2021
Nicaragua 12.5 81 1961 - 2021
Cape Verde 12.4 82 1961 - 2021
Afghanistan 12 83 1961 - 2021
Paraguay 11.9 84 1961 - 2021
China 11.6 85 1961 - 2021
Uruguay 11.6 86 1961 - 2021
Iraq 11.4 87 1961 - 2021
Japan 11.2 88 1961 - 2021
Sudan 11.2 89 1961 - 2021
Aruba 11.1 90 1961 - 2021
Jamaica 11.1 91 1961 - 2021
Ivory Coast 11 92 1961 - 2021
Kazakhstan 11 93 1992 - 2021
Liechtenstein 10.8 94 1961 - 2021
G.-Bissau 10.7 95 1961 - 2021
Portugal 10.5 96 1961 - 2021
Cyprus 10.3 97 1961 - 2021
Mexico 10.3 98 1961 - 2021
Swaziland 10.3 99 1961 - 2021
Zimbabwe 10.3 100 1961 - 2021
Kenya 10.2 101 1961 - 2021
Switzerland 10 102 1961 - 2021
South Africa 9.9 103 1961 - 2021
Iran 9.7 104 1961 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 9.1 105 1961 - 2021
Honduras 9.1 106 1961 - 2021
Uzbekistan 9.1 107 1992 - 2021
Slovenia 9 108 1992 - 2021
Grenada 8.8 109 1961 - 2021
Dominica 8 110 1961 - 2021
Panama 7.6 111 1961 - 2021
Finland 7.4 112 1961 - 2021
Russia 7.4 113 1992 - 2021
Mozambique 7.2 114 1961 - 2021
Brazil 7 115 1961 - 2021
Palestine 7 116 1961 - 2021
Mali 6.8 117 1961 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 6.7 118 1992 - 2021
Ireland 6.3 119 1961 - 2021
Sweden 6.2 120 1961 - 2021
DR Congo 6 121 1961 - 2021
Tajikistan 6 122 1992 - 2021
Eritrea 5.7 123 1993 - 2021
Puerto Rico 5.7 124 1961 - 2021
Bermuda 5.6 125 1961 - 2021
Laos 5.3 126 1961 - 2021
Liberia 5.2 127 1961 - 2021
Madagascar 5.2 128 1961 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 5.1 129 1961 - 2021
Zambia 5.1 130 1961 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 4.9 131 1961 - 2021
Costa Rica 4.8 132 1961 - 2021
Bolivia 4.5 133 1961 - 2021
Georgia 4.5 134 1992 - 2021
Belize 4.4 135 1961 - 2021
Canada 4.4 136 1961 - 2021
Saint Lucia 4.4 137 1961 - 2021
Angola 4.3 138 1961 - 2021
Chad 4.2 139 1961 - 2021
Fiji 4.2 140 1961 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 4.2 141 1961 - 2021
Australia 4.1 142 1961 - 2021
Ecuador 4.1 143 1961 - 2021
Samoa 4.1 144 1961 - 2021
Turkmenistan 4.1 145 1992 - 2021
Peru 3.4 146 1961 - 2021
Algeria 3.2 147 1961 - 2021
Egypt 3.1 148 1961 - 2021
C.A. Republic 2.9 149 1961 - 2021
Micronesia 2.9 150 1991 - 2021
Venezuela 2.9 151 1961 - 2021
Bahrain 2.7 152 1961 - 2021
Bhutan 2.5 153 1961 - 2021
Kiribati 2.5 154 1961 - 2021
Malaysia 2.5 155 1961 - 2021
New Zealand 2.3 156 1961 - 2021
Jordan 2.2 157 1961 - 2021
Norway 2.2 158 1961 - 2021
Yemen 2.2 159 1961 - 2021
Guyana 2.1 160 1961 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 1.9 161 1961 - 2021
Hong Kong 1.9 162 1961 - 2021
Chile 1.8 163 1961 - 2021
Colombia 1.8 164 1961 - 2021
Qatar 1.8 165 1961 - 2021
Somalia 1.8 166 1961 - 2021
Andorra 1.6 167 1961 - 2021
R. of Congo 1.6 168 1961 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 1.6 169 1961 - 2021
Vanuatu 1.6 170 1961 - 2021
Gabon 1.3 171 1961 - 2021
Iceland 1.2 172 1961 - 2021
Libya 1 173 1961 - 2021
Namibia 1 174 1961 - 2021
Mongolia 0.9 175 1961 - 2021
Bahamas 0.8 176 1961 - 2021
Brunei 0.8 177 1961 - 2021
Singapore 0.8 178 1961 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.8 179 1961 - 2021
Montenegro 0.7 180 2006 - 2021
Palau 0.7 181 1991 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.7 182 1961 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.7 183 1961 - 2021
Botswana 0.5 184 1961 - 2021
Kuwait 0.4 185 1961 - 2021
Mauritania 0.4 186 1961 - 2021
Suriname 0.4 187 1961 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.3 188 1961 - 2021
Oman 0.3 189 1961 - 2021
Seychelles 0.3 190 1961 - 2021
Djibouti 0.1 191 1961 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0.1 192 1961 - 2021



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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