China Arable Land 1961-2022

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.
  • China arable land for 2018 was 119,488,700, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • China arable land for 2017 was 119,491,100, a 0.02% decline from 2016.
  • China arable land for 2016 was 119,512,900, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
  • China arable land for 2015 was 119,593,400, a 0.05% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
Russia 121,649,000
China 119,488,700
Brazil 55,762,000
Kazakhstan 29,748,400
Mexico 23,905,000
Turkey 19,723,000
Thailand 16,810,000
Iran 14,687,000
South Africa 12,000,000
Romania 8,686,000
Algeria 7,505,017
Colombia 6,021,000
Belarus 5,712,000
Iraq 5,000,000
Paraguay 4,734,000
Bulgaria 3,478,000
Peru 3,429,700
Cuba 2,908,600
Venezuela 2,600,000
Serbia 2,583,000
Azerbaijan 2,097,900
Turkmenistan 1,940,000
Libya 1,720,000
Bosnia 1,029,000
Ecuador 968,000
Dominican Republic 877,000
Guatemala 862,000
Malaysia 826,000
Namibia 800,000
Albania 611,346
Armenia 445,600
Guyana 420,000
North Macedonia 418,000
Gabon 325,000
Botswana 259,600
Costa Rica 252,500
Jordan 201,000
Fiji 165,000
Lebanon 132,000
Equatorial Guinea 120,000
Jamaica 120,000
Belize 90,000
Mauritius 75,000
Suriname 62,000
Samoa 32,500
Tonga 20,000
Montenegro 9,200
Dominica 6,000
Maldives 3,900
American Samoa 3,000
St. Lucia 3,000
Grenada 3,000
Marshall Islands 2,000
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2,000
China Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2018 119,488,700 0.09 12.68%
2017 119,491,100 0.09 12.68%
2016 119,512,900 0.09 12.68%
2015 119,593,400 0.09 12.69%
2014 119,655,000 0.09 12.70%
2013 119,761,500 0.09 12.71%
2012 119,959,500 0.09 12.73%
2011 120,640,100 0.09 12.80%
2010 121,369,800 0.09 12.88%
2009 121,983,600 0.09 12.94%
2008 121,791,756 0.09 12.92%
2007 121,546,911 0.09 12.90%
2006 121,607,067 0.09 12.90%
2005 121,267,222 0.09 12.87%
2004 121,021,378 0.09 12.84%
2003 120,835,533 0.09 12.82%
2002 120,649,689 0.09 12.80%
2001 120,257,844 0.09 12.76%
2000 119,666,000 0.09 12.70%
1999 119,669,750 0.10 12.70%
1998 119,673,500 0.10 12.70%
1997 119,684,250 0.10 12.70%
1996 119,992,000 0.10 12.73%
1995 120,234,000 0.10 12.76%
1994 121,353,000 0.10 12.88%
1993 121,956,000 0.10 12.94%
1992 123,562,000 0.11 13.11%
1991 125,545,000 0.11 13.32%
1990 124,481,000 0.11 13.21%
1989 122,886,000 0.11 13.04%
1988 121,592,000 0.11 12.90%
1987 120,913,000 0.11 12.83%
1986 121,220,000 0.11 12.86%
1985 120,835,000 0.12 12.82%
1984 114,744,000 0.11 12.17%
1983 108,051,000 0.11 11.46%
1982 102,450,000 0.10 10.87%
1981 97,549,000 0.10 10.35%
1980 96,949,000 0.10 10.29%
1979 97,082,500 0.10 10.30%
1978 97,221,000 0.10 10.32%
1977 97,417,667 0.10 10.34%
1976 97,602,333 0.10 10.36%
1975 97,786,000 0.11 10.38%
1974 99,258,000 0.11 10.53%
1973 98,697,000 0.11 10.47%
1972 99,170,000 0.12 10.52%
1971 99,634,000 0.12 10.57%
1970 100,067,000 0.12 10.62%
1969 100,562,000 0.13 10.67%
1968 101,027,000 0.13 10.72%
1967 101,514,000 0.13 10.77%
1966 102,001,000 0.14 10.82%
1965 102,458,000 0.14 10.87%
1964 102,705,000 0.15 10.90%
1963 102,903,000 0.15 10.92%
1962 103,100,000 0.15 10.94%
1961 103,397,000 0.16 10.97%