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Japan - Agricultural land area

45,190
(sq. km)
in 2014

Agricultural land area of Japan fell gradually from 70,040 sq. km in 1965 to 45,190 sq. km in 2014.

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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 45,190 -0.40 %
2013 45,370 -0.26 %
2012 45,490 -0.26 %
2011 45,610 -0.70 %
2010 45,930 -0.35 %
2009 46,090 -0.41 %
2008 46,280 -0.47 %
2007 46,500 -0.45 %
2006 46,710 -0.45 %
2005 46,920 -0.47 %
2004 47,140 -0.46 %
2003 47,360