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Publication date: 03 May 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 1960 - 2017
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Arable land (hectares) (hectares) in USA, China, Germany in 2017 - World Bank

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Arable land (hectares) in China in 2015 amounted to 119 million hectares, compared with 105 million hectares in 2014. The growth rate was equal to 12.5% compared to the 2014 year.

Arable land (hectares) increased by 10.5 million hectares from 2007 to 2015. The average value amounted to 108 million hectares. The average annual growth rate of Arable land (hectares) in China over that period was at about 1.03%.

The maximum growth of Arable land (hectares) in China from 2007 to 2015 recorded in 2015: 13.3 million hectares, the maximum fall was in 2011: -700 thousand hectares. Arable land (hectares) in China from 2007 to 2015 reaching high of 119 million hectares in 2015 and a record low of 105 million hectares in 2014.

Arable land (hectares) in Germany in 2015 amounted to 11.8 million hectares, compared with 11.8 million hectares in 2014. The rate of decrease was equal to 0.185% compared to the 2014 year.

Arable land (hectares) decreased by 28 thousand hectares from 2007 to 2015. The average value amounted to 11.8 million hectares. The average annual growth rate of Arable land (hectares) in Germany over that period was at about -0.026%.

The maximum growth of Arable land (hectares) in Germany from 2007 to 2015 recorded in 2008: 55 thousand hectares, the maximum fall was in 2010: -99 thousand hectares. Arable land (hectares) in Germany from 2007 to 2015 reaching high of 11.9 million hectares in 2009 and a record low of 11.8 million hectares in 2012.

Arable land (hectares) in USA in 2015 amounted to 152 million hectares, compared with 154 million hectares in 2014. The rate of decrease was equal to 1.29% compared to the 2014 year.

Arable land (hectares) decreased by 9.61 million hectares from 2007 to 2015. The average value amounted to 156 million hectares. The average annual growth rate of Arable land (hectares) in USA over that period was at about -0.678%.

The maximum growth of Arable land (hectares) in USA from 2007 to 2015 recorded in 2012: 3.43 million hectares, the maximum fall was in 2011: -4.25 million hectares. Arable land (hectares) in USA from 2007 to 2015 reaching high of 161 million hectares in 2007 and a record low of 151 million hectares in 2011.

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.

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