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China - Arable land as a share of land area

12.7 (%) in 2016

China arable land as a share of land area was at level of 12.7 % in 2016, unchanged from the previous year.

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What is arable land as a share of land area?

Arable land 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.

What is China arable land as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 12.7 -0.08 %
2015 12.7 12.58 %
2014 11.3 -0.02 %
2013 11.3 -0.19 %
2012 11.3 -0.56 %
2011 11.3 -0.65 %
2010 11.4 -0.46 %
2009 11.5 -0.37 %
2008 11.5 -0.34 %
2007 11.6 -0.20 %
2006 11.6 -3.16 %
2005 12.0