South Africa Arable Land 1961-2021

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.
  • South Africa arable land for 2016 was 12,500,000, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • South Africa arable land for 2015 was 12,500,000, a 0% increase from 2014.
  • South Africa arable land for 2014 was 12,500,000, a 0% increase from 2013.
  • South Africa arable land for 2013 was 12,500,000, a 0% increase from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Hectares
Russia 123,121,820
China 118,900,000
Brazil 80,976,000
Kazakhstan 29,395,000
Mexico 22,562,000
Turkey 20,381,000
Thailand 16,810,000
Iran 14,687,000
South Africa 12,500,000
Romania 8,582,000
Algeria 7,404,200
Belarus 5,683,800
Iraq 5,000,000
Paraguay 4,800,000
Peru 3,508,000
Bulgaria 3,496,000
Cuba 2,989,400
Venezuela 2,700,000
Serbia 2,598,000
Azerbaijan 1,999,000
Turkmenistan 1,940,000
Libya 1,720,000
Colombia 1,688,600
Bosnia 1,026,000
Ecuador 976,000
Malaysia 882,000
Guatemala 862,000
Dominican Republic 800,000
Namibia 800,000
Albania 620,300
Armenia 446,400
Guyana 420,000
North Macedonia 416,000
Gabon 325,000
Botswana 259,600
Costa Rica 247,500
Jordan 237,260
Fiji 165,000
Lebanon 132,000
Equatorial Guinea 120,000
Jamaica 120,000
Belize 78,000
Mauritius 75,000
Suriname 65,000
Tonga 18,000
Montenegro 9,000
Samoa 8,000
Dominica 6,000
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 5,000
Maldives 3,900
St. Lucia 3,000
Grenada 3,000
American Samoa 3,000
Marshall Islands 2,000
South Africa Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2016 12,500,000 0.22 10.30%
2015 12,500,000 0.23 10.30%
2014 12,500,000 0.23 10.30%
2013 12,500,000 0.23 10.30%
2012 12,500,000 0.24 10.30%
2011 12,033,000 0.23 9.92%
2010 12,533,000 0.24 10.33%
2009 12,660,000 0.25 10.44%
2008 12,800,000 0.26 10.55%
2007 12,600,000 0.26 10.39%
2006 12,600,000 0.26 10.39%
2005 13,175,000 0.28 10.86%
2004 13,300,000 0.28 10.96%
2003 13,600,000 0.29 11.21%
2002 13,700,000 0.30 11.29%
2001 13,685,000 0.30 11.28%
2000 13,812,000 0.31 11.39%
1999 13,760,000 0.31 11.34%
1998 13,700,000 0.31 11.29%
1997 13,700,000 0.32 11.29%
1996 13,650,000 0.32 11.25%
1995 13,500,000 0.33 11.13%
1994 13,450,000 0.33 11.09%
1993 13,426,000 0.34 11.07%
1992 13,163,000 0.34 10.85%
1991 12,900,000 0.34 10.63%
1990 12,800,000 0.35 10.55%
1989 12,700,000 0.35 10.47%
1988 12,600,000 0.36 10.39%
1987 12,550,000 0.37 10.35%
1986 12,600,000 0.38 10.39%
1985 12,355,000 0.38 10.18%
1984 12,355,000 0.39 10.18%
1983 12,355,000 0.40 10.18%
1982 12,355,000 0.41 10.18%
1981 12,400,000 0.42 10.22%
1980 12,440,000 0.44 10.25%
1979 12,480,000 0.45 10.29%
1978 12,530,000 0.46 10.33%
1977 12,570,000 0.47 10.36%
1976 12,612,000 0.49 10.40%
1975 12,570,000 0.50 10.36%
1974 12,530,000 0.51 10.33%
1973 12,490,000 0.52 10.30%
1972 12,450,000 0.53 10.26%
1971 12,410,000 0.55 10.23%
1970 12,370,000 0.56 10.20%
1969 12,330,000 0.57 10.16%
1968 12,290,000 0.59 10.13%
1967 12,250,000 0.60 10.10%
1966 12,230,000 0.61 10.08%
1965 12,200,000 0.63 10.06%
1964 12,150,000 0.64 10.02%
1963 12,100,000 0.66 9.97%
1962 12,050,000 0.67 9.93%
1961 12,000,000 0.68 9.89%