U.S. 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.
  • U.S. arable land for 2018 was 157,736,800, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • U.S. arable land for 2017 was 157,736,800, a 0.35% increase from 2016.
  • U.S. arable land for 2016 was 157,191,000, a 0.35% increase from 2015.
  • U.S. arable land for 2015 was 156,645,100, a 0.35% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
United States 157,736,800
Argentina 39,200,000
Canada 38,687,000
Australia 30,974,000
France 18,126,400
Spain 11,884,252
Germany 11,731,000
Poland 11,009,000
Italy 6,723,000
United Kingdom 6,037,787
Hungary 4,324,000
Japan 4,142,000
Saudi Arabia 3,437,000
Sweden 2,550,000
Czech Republic 2,484,000
Denmark 2,392,000
Finland 2,244,000
Greece 2,136,600
Lithuania 2,115,000
Uruguay 1,976,900
South Korea 1,374,000
Slovak Republic 1,348,000
Austria 1,327,150
Latvia 1,295,000
Chile 1,213,000
Netherlands 1,021,000
Portugal 919,180
Belgium 850,000
Croatia 804,000
Norway 803,210
Estonia 688,000
Panama 565,000
New Zealand 491,000
Ireland 451,000
Switzerland 398,139
Israel 383,500
Slovenia 181,780
Iceland 121,000
Cyprus 104,005
Oman 76,660
Luxembourg 62,114
Puerto Rico 50,200
UAE 42,300
Trinidad and Tobago 25,000
Isle of Man 23,100
Qatar 14,000
Malta 9,070
Bahamas 8,000
Kuwait 8,000
Barbados 7,000
New Caledonia 5,970
St. Kitts and Nevis 5,000
Brunei 5,000
Antigua and Barbuda 4,000
Channel Islands 3,820
Hong Kong 3,000
Faroe Islands 3,000
French Polynesia 2,500
Liechtenstein 2,160
Aruba 2,000
San Marino 1,985
Bahrain 1,600
Northern Mariana Islands 1,000
British Virgin Islands 1,000
Guam 1,000
Turks and Caicos Islands 1,000
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 1,000
Andorra 830
Singapore 560
Palau 300
Bermuda 300
Cayman Islands 200
Seychelles 150
U.S. Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2018 157,736,800 0.48 17.24%
2017 157,736,800 0.49 17.24%
2016 157,191,000 0.49 17.18%
2015 156,645,100 0.49 17.12%
2014 156,099,300 0.49 17.06%
2013 155,553,400 0.49 17.01%
2012 155,007,500 0.49 16.95%
2011 156,362,000 0.50 17.09%
2010 157,716,500 0.51 17.24%
2009 159,071,000 0.52 17.39%
2008 160,425,500 0.53 17.54%
2007 161,780,000 0.54 17.66%
2006 164,025,300 0.55 17.90%
2005 166,270,600 0.56 18.15%
2004 168,515,900 0.58 18.39%
2003 170,731,300 0.59 18.63%
2002 172,977,000 0.60 18.88%
2001 175,400,000 0.62 19.14%
2000 175,368,000 0.62 19.14%
1999 175,368,000 0.63 19.15%
1998 176,782,000 0.64 19.30%
1997 177,592,000 0.65 19.39%
1996 179,006,000 0.66 19.54%
1995 181,839,000 0.68 19.85%
1994 181,939,000 0.69 19.86%
1993 182,748,000 0.70 19.95%
1992 184,080,000 0.72 20.10%
1991 185,676,000 0.73 20.27%
1990 185,676,000 0.74 20.27%
1989 185,726,000 0.75 20.28%
1988 185,742,000 0.76 20.28%
1987 185,742,000 0.77 20.28%
1986 187,765,000 0.78 20.50%
1985 187,765,000 0.79 20.50%
1984 187,765,000 0.80 20.50%
1983 187,765,000 0.80 20.50%
1982 187,765,000 0.81 20.50%
1981 188,755,000 0.82 20.61%
1980 188,755,000 0.83 20.61%
1979 188,755,000 0.84 20.61%
1978 188,755,000 0.85 20.61%
1977 186,552,000 0.85 20.37%
1976 186,472,000 0.86 20.36%
1975 186,472,000 0.86 20.36%
1974 186,472,000 0.87 20.36%
1973 187,050,000 0.88 20.42%
1972 187,545,000 0.89 20.48%
1971 188,140,000 0.91 20.54%
1970 188,735,000 0.92 20.61%
1969 189,244,000 0.93 20.66%
1968 181,000,000 0.90 19.76%
1967 174,487,000 0.88 19.05%
1966 175,705,000 0.89 19.18%
1965 177,000,000 0.91 19.33%
1964 177,966,000 0.93 19.43%
1963 179,574,000 0.95 19.61%
1962 177,095,000 0.95 19.34%
1961 180,630,000 0.98 19.72%