Lithuania - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Lithuania was 30,060 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 23 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 34,960 in 1999 and a minimum value of 25,410 in 2003.

Definition: 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.

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

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Year Value
1992 33,890
1993 33,330
1994 31,260
1995 34,100
1996 34,110
1997 34,170
1998 34,250
1999 34,960
2000 34,180
2001 28,960
2002 28,850
2003 25,410
2004 26,043
2005 28,370
2006 27,907
2007 26,959
2008 26,721
2009 26,890
2010 27,723
2011 28,059
2012 28,422
2013 28,914
2014 29,524
2015 30,060

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Lithuania was 47.98 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 23 years was 55.78 in 1999, while its lowest value was 40.54 in 2003.

Definition: 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.

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

See also:

Year Value
1992 54.07
1993 53.17
1994 49.87
1995 54.40
1996 54.42
1997 54.52
1998 54.64
1999 55.78
2000 54.53
2001 46.20
2002 46.03
2003 40.54
2004 41.55
2005 45.26
2006 44.52
2007 43.01
2008 42.63
2009 42.90
2010 44.23
2011 44.77
2012 45.35
2013 46.13
2014 47.13
2015 47.98

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use