Who Has the Largest Arable Land Area per Capita?

Arable Land Per Capita (sqm), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 174 countries in 2014, Australia ranked the highest in arable land per capita with 19,956 sqm followed by Kazakhstan and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 1.15 sqm, Hong Kong with 4.30 sqm and Bahrain with 11.0 sqm.

Average arable land per capita reached 1,938 sqm in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.766 % less than in the previous year and -11.7 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average arable land per capita reached an all time high of 4,159 sqm in 1961 and an all time low of 1,938 sqm in 2014. The average annual growth amounted to -1.43 % since 1961.

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

Arable Land Per Capita Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina sqm 8,836 8,444 9,218 9,352 9,589
Australia sqm 20,318 21,378 19,000 20,988 20,490
Belarus sqm 5,772 5,820 5,832 5,857 5,887
Canada sqm 13,262 12,984 12,717 12,471 13,211
Guyana sqm 5,414 5,377 5,343 5,317 5,295
Iraq sqm 5,789 5,704 5,611 5,516 5,417
Kazakhstan sqm 14,594 14,863 14,814 14,949 14,115
Latvia sqm 5,472 5,529 5,611 5,591 5,731
Lithuania sqm 5,922 6,621 6,933 7,188 7,486
Moldova sqm 5,008 5,042 5,074 5,115 5,177
Niger sqm 10,147 9,763 9,400 9,056 9,287
Paraguay sqm 6,009 6,002 6,037 5,940 6,613
Russia sqm 8,467 8,473 8,356 8,480 8,388
Ukraine sqm 6,989 7,020 7,053 7,103 7,161
Uruguay sqm 4,960 5,597 5,027 5,346 5,185