Which Country Has the Largest Arable Land Area?

Arable Land Area ('000 sq km), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in arable land area with 1,579 '000 sq km followed by India and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Cayman Islands with 0.002 '000 sq km, Singapore with 0.006 '000 sq km and Seychelles with 0.010 '000 sq km.

Total arable land area reached 13,942 '000 sq km in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.148 % more than in the previous year and 0.075 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total arable land area reached an all time high of 14,035 '000 sq km in 1992 and an all time low of 12,821 '000 sq km in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.158 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 11.3 % of arable land area in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 31.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 58.4 % in 2014.

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