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China - Agricultural land as a share of land area

54.8
(%)
in 2014

Agricultural land as a share of land area of China increased from 37.8 % in 1965 to 54.8 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 0.77 %.

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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, %
2014 54.8 0.00 %
2013 54.8 0.00 %
2012 54.8 0.00 %
2011 54.8 0.00 %
2010 54.8 0.00 %
2009 54.8 0.00 %
2008 54.8 0.00 %
2007 54.8 0.08 %
2006 54.8 -0.64 %
2005 55.1 0.19 %
2004 55.0 0.06 %
2003 55.0