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Emerging markets Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

DEFINITION: Arable land (in hectares) 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 159.65 million hectares 2005
2 Russia 121.78 million hectares 2005
3 China 103.4 million hectares 2003
4 Brazil 59 million hectares 2003
5 Ukraine 32.45 million hectares 2005
6 Argentina 27.9 million hectares 2003
7 Mexico 24.8 million hectares 2003
8 Turkey 23.83 million hectares 2005
9 Indonesia 23 million hectares 2005
10 Pakistan 21.27 million hectares 2005
11 South Africa 14.75 million hectares 2003
12 Thailand 14.13 million hectares 2003
13 Poland 12.14 million hectares 2005
14 Romania 9.29 million hectares 2005
15 Philippines 5.7 million hectares 2003
16 Hungary 4.6 million hectares 2005
17 Peru 3.7 million hectares 2003
18 Bulgaria 3.17 million hectares 2005
19 Venezuela 2.6 million hectares 2003
20 Colombia 2 million hectares 2005
21 Chile 1.98 million hectares 2003
22 Lithuania 1.91 million hectares 2005
23 Malaysia 1.8 million hectares 2003
24 Latvia 1.09 million hectares 2005
25 Estonia 591,000 hectares 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Emerging-markets/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Emerging markets Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

  • United States has had the highest arable land > hectares since 1961.
  • Russia ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Singapore has ranked last for arable land > hectares since 1989.
  • France ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst NATO countries in 2003.
  • India has ranked #2 in arable land > hectares since 1961.
  • Australia ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • China ranked third for arable land > hectares amongst Cold countries in 2003.
  • Spain ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst Eurozone in 2005.
  • Japan ranked last for arable land > hectares amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
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