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Agriculture > Arable and permanent cropland: Countries Compared

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Author: Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Nations with the largest cultivated acreage under crops are not any longer primarily agricultural countries, with economies dependent on agricultural activity. It’s a tribute to technology that agriculture in the USA, which has the highest cultivated acreage, contributes only 2% to the country’s GDP. The proportionate contribution of agriculture to the GDP is higher in the poorer, underdeveloped countries.

While the value-add in agriculture arises from several factors, ranging from labor and mechanical technology to irrigation and biotechnology, it’s interesting that countries where labor comprises the largest input, show the maximum value-addition in agriculture.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 179,000 thousand hectares 2000
2 India 169,700 thousand hectares 2000
3 China 135,557 thousand hectares 2000
4 Russia 126,820 thousand hectares 2000
5 Brazil 65,200 thousand hectares 2000
6 Australia 50,600 thousand hectares 2000
7 Canada 45,700 thousand hectares 2000
South Asia average (profile) 41,671.6 thousand hectares 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 39,697.86 thousand hectares 2000
8 Indonesia 33,546 thousand hectares 2000
9 Ukraine 33,496 thousand hectares 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 30,916.16 thousand hectares 2000
10 Nigeria 30,850 thousand hectares 2000
11 Mexico 27,300 thousand hectares 2000
12 Argentina 27,200 thousand hectares 2000
13 Turkey 26,672 thousand hectares 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 25,053 thousand hectares 2000
14 Pakistan 21,960 thousand hectares 2000
15 Kazakhstan 21,671 thousand hectares 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 20,312.25 thousand hectares 2000
16 France 19,582 thousand hectares 2000
17 Spain 18,217 thousand hectares 2000
18 Thailand 18,000 thousand hectares 2000
Religious countries average (profile) 17,881.1 thousand hectares 2000
Cold countries average (profile) 17,063.46 thousand hectares 2000
19 Sudan 16,433 thousand hectares 2000
20 South Africa 15,712 thousand hectares 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 14,758.07 thousand hectares 2000
21 Poland 14,330 thousand hectares 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13,992.79 thousand hectares 2000
22 Germany 12,020 thousand hectares 2000
23 Italy 10,825 thousand hectares 2000
24 Ethiopia 10,728 thousand hectares 2000
25 Burma 10,495 thousand hectares 2000
26 Philippines 10,050 thousand hectares 2000
27 Romania 9,865 thousand hectares 2000
28 Morocco 9,734 thousand hectares 2000
29 Bangladesh 8,484 thousand hectares 2000
30 Algeria 8,195 thousand hectares 2000
31 Afghanistan 8,054 thousand hectares 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 7,865.72 thousand hectares 2000
32 Malaysia 7,605 thousand hectares 2000
=33 Cote d'Ivoire 7,350 thousand hectares 2000
=33 Vietnam 7,350 thousand hectares 2000
35 Cameroon 7,160 thousand hectares 2000
failed states average (profile) 6,987.2 thousand hectares 2000
36 Uganda 6,960 thousand hectares 2000
Muslim countries average (profile) 6,578.42 thousand hectares 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 6,386.33 thousand hectares 2000
37 Belarus 6,257 thousand hectares 2000
38 United Kingdom 5,928 thousand hectares 2000
39 Ghana 5,809 thousand hectares 2000
40 Iraq 5,540 thousand hectares 2000
European Union average (profile) 5,420.92 thousand hectares 2000
41 Zambia 5,279 thousand hectares 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 5,113.3 thousand hectares 2000
42 Tunisia 5,014 thousand hectares 2000
43 Uzbekistan 4,850 thousand hectares 2000
44 Japan 4,830 thousand hectares 2000
45 Hungary 4,803 thousand hectares 2000
46 Mali 4,674 thousand hectares 2000
47 Bulgaria 4,636 thousand hectares 2000
48 Colombia 4,545 thousand hectares 2000
49 Kenya 4,520 thousand hectares 2000
50 Niger 4,500 thousand hectares 2000
51 Cuba 4,465 thousand hectares 2000
52 Peru 4,210 thousand hectares 2000
53 Mozambique 4,135 thousand hectares 2000
54 Greece 3,854 thousand hectares 2000
55 Burkina Faso 3,850 thousand hectares 2000
56 Cambodia 3,807 thousand hectares 2000
57 Saudi Arabia 3,785 thousand hectares 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 3,772.35 thousand hectares 2000
58 Serbia and Montenegro 3,736 thousand hectares 2000
59 Chad 3,550 thousand hectares 2000
60 Madagascar 3,500 thousand hectares 2000
61 Venezuela 3,400 thousand hectares 2000
62 Zimbabwe 3,350 thousand hectares 2000
63 Czech Republic 3,318 thousand hectares 2000
64 Angola 3,300 thousand hectares 2000
65 Egypt 3,291 thousand hectares 2000
66 New Zealand 3,280 thousand hectares 2000
67 Ecuador 3,001 thousand hectares 2000
68 Lithuania 2,992 thousand hectares 2000
69 Nepal 2,968 thousand hectares 2000
70 Nicaragua 2,746 thousand hectares 2000
71 Sweden 2,706 thousand hectares 2000
72 Portugal 2,705 thousand hectares 2000
73 Togo 2,630 thousand hectares 2000
74 Senegal 2,400 thousand hectares 2000
75 Paraguay 2,378 thousand hectares 2000
76 Chile 2,297 thousand hectares 2000
77 Denmark 2,289 thousand hectares 2000
78 Malawi 2,240 thousand hectares 2000
79 Benin 2,215 thousand hectares 2000
80 Bolivia 2,206 thousand hectares 2000
81 Finland 2,191 thousand hectares 2000
82 Libya 2,150 thousand hectares 2000
83 Central African Republic 2,020 thousand hectares 2000
84 North Korea 2,000 thousand hectares 2000
85 Sri Lanka 1,910 thousand hectares 2000
86 Azerbaijan 1,907 thousand hectares 2000
87 Guatemala 1,905 thousand hectares 2000
88 Latvia 1,874 thousand hectares 2000
89 Turkmenistan 1,695 thousand hectares 2000
90 Yemen 1,669 thousand hectares 2000
91 Dominican Republic 1,596 thousand hectares 2000
92 Croatia 1,586 thousand hectares 2000
93 Slovakia 1,576 thousand hectares 2000
94 Guinea 1,485 thousand hectares 2000
95 Austria 1,470 thousand hectares 2000
96 Kyrgyzstan 1,435 thousand hectares 2000
97 Honduras 1,427 thousand hectares 2000
98 Uruguay 1,340 thousand hectares 2000
99 Burundi 1,260 thousand hectares 2000
100 Mongolia 1,176 thousand hectares 2000
101 Rwanda 1,150 thousand hectares 2000
102 Estonia 1,134 thousand hectares 2000
103 Somalia 1,067 thousand hectares 2000
104 Georgia 1,062 thousand hectares 2000
105 Ireland 1,053 thousand hectares 2000
106 Laos 958 thousand hectares 2000
107 Netherlands 944 thousand hectares 2000
108 Haiti 910 thousand hectares 2000
109 Norway 883 thousand hectares 2000
110 Tajikistan 860 thousand hectares 2000
111 Papua New Guinea 855 thousand hectares 2000
112 Namibia 820 thousand hectares 2000
113 El Salvador 810 thousand hectares 2000
114 Albania 699 thousand hectares 2000
115 Panama 655 thousand hectares 2000
116 Bosnia and Herzegovina 650 thousand hectares 2000
117 Republic of Macedonia 599 thousand hectares 2000
118 Liberia 595 thousand hectares 2000
119 Armenia 560 thousand hectares 2000
120 Sierra Leone 550 thousand hectares 2000
121 Costa Rica 505 thousand hectares 2000
122 Eritrea 501 thousand hectares 2000
123 Mauritania 500 thousand hectares 2000
124 Guyana 496 thousand hectares 2000
125 Gabon 495 thousand hectares 2000
126 Switzerland 437 thousand hectares 2000
127 Israel 418 thousand hectares 2000
128 Jordan 401 thousand hectares 2000
129 Botswana 373 thousand hectares 2000
130 Guinea-Bissau 350 thousand hectares 2000
131 Lebanon 332 thousand hectares 2000
132 Lesotho 325 thousand hectares 2000
133 Fiji 285 thousand hectares 2000
134 Jamaica 274 thousand hectares 2000
135 United Arab Emirates 247 thousand hectares 2000
136 The Gambia 235 thousand hectares 2000
137 Equatorial Guinea 230 thousand hectares 2000
138 Democratic Republic of the Congo 220 thousand hectares 2000
139 Slovenia 204 thousand hectares 2000
140 Bhutan 160 thousand hectares 2000
141 Trinidad and Tobago 122 thousand hectares 2000
142 Belize 89 thousand hectares 2000
143 Oman 80 thousand hectares 2000
144 Suriname 67 thousand hectares 2000
145 Solomon Islands 60 thousand hectares 2000
146 Kuwait 10 thousand hectares 2000
147 Iceland 7 thousand hectares 2000
148 Singapore 1 thousand hectares 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable and permanent cropland. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Resources Institute. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Arable-and-permanent-cropland

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Nations with the largest cultivated acreage under crops are not any longer primarily agricultural countries, with economies dependent on agricultural activity. It’s a tribute to technology that agriculture in the USA, which has the highest cultivated acreage, contributes only 2% to the country’s GDP. The proportionate contribution of agriculture to the GDP is higher in the poorer, underdeveloped countries.

While the value-add in agriculture arises from several factors, ranging from labor and mechanical technology to irrigation and biotechnology, it’s interesting that countries where labor comprises the largest input, show the maximum value-addition in agriculture.

Posted on 28 Jan 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

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