Saudi Arabia - Arable land

Arable land (hectares)

The value for Arable land (hectares) in Saudi Arabia was 3,068,000 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3,672,000 in 1993 and a minimum value of 1,140,000 in 1961.

Definition: 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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
1961 1,140,000
1962 1,160,000
1963 1,180,000
1964 1,200,000
1965 1,220,000
1966 1,240,000
1967 1,260,000
1968 1,290,000
1969 1,320,000
1970 1,360,000
1971 1,400,000
1972 1,450,000
1973 1,500,000
1974 1,560,000
1975 1,620,000
1976 1,680,000
1977 1,740,000
1978 1,790,000
1979 1,840,000
1980 1,890,000
1981 1,940,000
1982 1,990,000
1983 2,200,000
1984 2,350,000
1985 2,550,000
1986 2,700,000
1987 2,900,000
1988 3,050,000
1989 3,200,000
1990 3,390,000
1991 3,579,000
1992 3,650,000
1993 3,672,000
1994 3,667,000
1995 3,655,000
1996 3,361,000
1997 3,639,000
1998 3,637,000
1999 3,594,000
2000 3,592,000
2001 3,600,000
2002 3,600,000
2003 3,600,000
2004 3,500,000
2005 3,500,000
2006 3,450,000
2007 3,446,000
2008 3,339,000
2009 3,196,000
2010 3,180,000
2011 3,159,000
2012 3,117,000
2013 3,068,000

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in Saudi Arabia was 0.102 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.270 in 1961 and a minimum value of 0.102 in 2013.

Definition: Arable land (hectares per person) 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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 0.270
1962 0.266
1963 0.261
1964 0.257
1965 0.252
1966 0.247
1967 0.242
1968 0.239
1969 0.236
1970 0.233
1971 0.230
1972 0.227
1973 0.224
1974 0.221
1975 0.218
1976 0.214
1977 0.210
1978 0.204
1979 0.197
1980 0.191
1981 0.184
1982 0.177
1983 0.184
1984 0.185
1985 0.191
1986 0.193
1987 0.198
1988 0.200
1989 0.202
1990 0.207
1991 0.212
1992 0.210
1993 0.205
1994 0.200
1995 0.194
1996 0.174
1997 0.184
1998 0.179
1999 0.173
2000 0.168
2001 0.164
2002 0.159
2003 0.154
2004 0.145
2005 0.141
2006 0.136
2007 0.132
2008 0.125
2009 0.117
2010 0.113
2011 0.110
2012 0.106
2013 0.102

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in Saudi Arabia was 1.43 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 52 years was 1.71 in 1993, while its lowest value was 0.53 in 1961.

Definition: 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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 0.53
1962 0.54
1963 0.55
1964 0.56
1965 0.57
1966 0.58
1967 0.59
1968 0.60
1969 0.61
1970 0.63
1971 0.65
1972 0.67
1973 0.70
1974 0.73
1975 0.75
1976 0.78
1977 0.81
1978 0.83
1979 0.86
1980 0.88
1981 0.90
1982 0.93
1983 1.02
1984 1.09
1985 1.19
1986 1.26
1987 1.35
1988 1.42
1989 1.49
1990 1.58
1991 1.66
1992 1.70
1993 1.71
1994 1.71
1995 1.70
1996 1.56
1997 1.69
1998 1.69
1999 1.67
2000 1.67
2001 1.67
2002 1.67
2003 1.67
2004 1.63
2005 1.63
2006 1.60
2007 1.60
2008 1.55
2009 1.49
2010 1.48
2011 1.47
2012 1.45
2013 1.43

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use