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Which Country Has the Largest Agricultural Land Area?

Agricultural Land Area ('000 sq km), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 176 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in agricultural land area with 5,171 '000 sq km followed by USA and Australia. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 0.007 '000 sq km, Cayman Islands with 0.027 '000 sq km and Seychelles with 0.030 '000 sq km.

Total agricultural land area reached 49,081 '000 sq km in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.102 % more than in the previous year and -0.163 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total agricultural land area reached an all time high of 49,245 '000 sq km in 2000 and an all time low of 38,712 '000 sq km in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.449 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 10.5 % of agricultural land area in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 27.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 53.9 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Agricultural Land Area indicator page.