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Costa Rica - Agricultural land as a share of land area

35.5 (%) in 2015

Costa Rica agricultural land as a share of land area was at level of 35.5 % in 2015, unchanged from the previous year.

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Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Date Value Change, %
2015 35.5 -0.01 %
2014 35.5 -0.02 %
2013 35.5 -0.03 %
2012 35.5 -0.38 %
2011 35.6 0.00 %
2010 35.6 0.17 %
2009 35.6 1.28 %
2008 35.1 -0.39 %
2007 35.3 -0.83 %
2006 35.5 0.55 %
2005 35.4 -0.93 %
2004 35.7