U.S. Arable Land 1961-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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 2016 was 152,262,500, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • U.S. arable land for 2015 was 152,262,500, a 1.3% decline from 2014.
  • U.S. arable land for 2014 was 154,265,500, a 1.33% increase from 2013.
  • U.S. arable land for 2013 was 152,241,703, a 1.85% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
United States 152,262,500
Australia 46,048,000
Canada 43,766,000
Argentina 39,200,000
France 18,355,920
Spain 12,337,180
Germany 11,763,000
Poland 10,806,000
Italy 6,602,000
United Kingdom 6,026,010
Hungary 4,324,000
Japan 4,184,000
Saudi Arabia 3,477,000
Sweden 2,574,600
Czech Republic 2,494,000
Uruguay 2,410,600
Denmark 2,375,000
Finland 2,246,000
Lithuania 2,142,600
Greece 2,140,000
South Korea 1,421,000
Slovak Republic 1,347,000
Austria 1,344,490
Latvia 1,288,000
Chile 1,269,800
Netherlands 1,028,000
Portugal 978,670
Croatia 872,000
Belgium 849,400
Norway 805,130
Estonia 696,000
New Zealand 570,000
Panama 563,000
Ireland 446,000
Switzerland 398,700
Israel 295,000
Slovenia 183,880
Iceland 121,000
Cyprus 84,630
Luxembourg 61,860
Puerto Rico 61,000
Oman 56,110
UAE 44,500
Trinidad and Tobago 25,000
Isle of Man 23,500
Qatar 14,300
Malta 9,070
Bahamas 8,000
Kuwait 8,000
Barbados 7,000
New Caledonia 6,240
St. Kitts and Nevis 5,000
Brunei 5,000
Antigua and Barbuda 4,000
Channel Islands 3,900
Hong Kong 3,000
Faroe Islands 3,000
French Polynesia 2,500
Liechtenstein 2,160
Aruba 2,000
Bahrain 1,600
Northern Mariana Islands 1,000
British Virgin Islands 1,000
Palau 1,000
San Marino 1,000
Guam 1,000
Turks and Caicos Islands 1,000
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 1,000
Andorra 780
Singapore 560
Bermuda 300
Cayman Islands 200
Seychelles 150
U.S. Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2016 152,262,500 0.47 16.65%
2015 152,262,500 0.47 16.65%
2014 154,265,500 0.48 16.86%
2013 152,241,703 0.48 16.64%
2012 155,107,500 0.49 16.96%
2011 151,669,297 0.49 16.58%
2010 155,926,203 0.50 17.05%
2009 157,960,703 0.51 17.27%
2008 161,812,594 0.53 17.69%
2007 161,880,000 0.54 17.67%
2006 160,441,297 0.54 17.51%
2005 165,115,000 0.56 18.02%
2004 167,056,000 0.57 18.23%
2003 171,634,000 0.59 18.73%
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%