Statistics
 

Table 1: Number and area of holdings, and Gini's Index of Concentration

Countries by continents
Number of reporting countries is in brackets.

Census year

Number of holdings

Area of holdings (Ha)

Average size (Ha)

Median size for number

Median size for area (Ha)

Gini's index of concentration

TOTAL [74]

AFRICA [13]

Burkina Faso

93

886 638

3 472 480

3.92

0.30

5.60

0.42

Congo, Dem. Rep. of

90

4 479 600

2 387 700

0.53

0.39

0.76

0.37

Djibouti

95

1 135

-

-

0.60

-

-

Egypt

90

3 475 502

3 297 281

0.95

-

1.70

0.65

Ethiopia

89/92

6 091 840

4 871 020

0.80

0.54

1.30

0.47

Guinea

95

442 168

895 620

2.03

1.10

6.30

0.48

Guinea Bissau

88

84 221

96 375

1.14

0.50

2.20

0.62

Lesotho

89/90

229 300

331 000

1.44

1.10

2.40

0.49

Libya

87

175 528

2 495 906

14.22

5.10

47.00

0.75

Malawi

93

1 561 416

1 167 240

0.75

0.52

1.30

0.52

Namibia

95

113 616

300 146

2.64

2.20

3.60

0.38

Reunion

89

15 198

67 154

4.42

1.60

7.30

0.61

Uganda

91

1 704 721

3 683 288

2.16

1.00

4.70

0.59

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [15]

Bahamas

94

1 760

20 336

11.55

1.50

-

0.87

Barbados

89

17 178

21 560

1.26

0.10

190.00

0.94

Canada

91

280 043

97 753 700

349.07

110.00

570.00

0.64

Dominica

95

9 026

21 146

2.34

0.91

6.30

0.67

Grenada

95

18 277

14 164

0.77

-

4.60

0.73

Guadeloupe

89

16 530

53 559

3.24

1.60

4.80

0.56

Honduras

93

325 750

3 637 469

11.17

4.10

-

0.66

Martinique

89

15 460

37 173

2.40

-

12.00

0.75

Panama

90

213 895

2 941 583

13.75

1.20

110.00

0.87

Puerto Rico

87

20 245

348 530

17.22

4.10

100.00

0.77

Saint Lucia

86

11 551

23 478

2.03

-

13.00

0.70

St. Kitts & Nevis

87

3 269

8870.00

2.71

-

-

-

St. Vincent & Grenadines

86

8 860

12 017

1.36

0.30

17.00

0.82

U.S.A.

87

2 087 759

390 311 617

186.95

52.00

740.00

0.74

Virgin Islands (US)

87

267

7 197

26.96

2.70

430.00

0.87

SOUTH AMERICA [6]

Argentina

88

378 357

177 437 398

468.97

51.00

-

0.83

Brazil (2)

85

5 820 988

376 286 577

64.64

8.60

670.00

0.85

Colombia

88

1 547 846

36 033 713

23.28

4.70

120.00

0.79

French Guiana

89

4 480

20 642

4.61

2.10

25.00

0.66

Paraguay

91

307 221

23 817 737

77.53

6.90

-

0.93

Peru

94

1 756 141

35 381 809

20.15

2.50

-

0.86

ASIA [14]

Cyprus

94

52 089

177 760

3.41

1.40

8.40

0.63

India

91

106 637 000

165 507 000

1.55

0.74

3.40

0.58

Indonesia

93

19 713 806

17 145 036

0.87

0.54

1.80

0.46

Iran

93

3 602 950

15 458 910

4.29

1.90

15.00

0.70

Israel

95

25 448

314 230

12.35

-

-

-

Japan (3)

95

3 444 000

4 120 000

1.20

0.73

2.20

0.59

Korea, Rep. of

90

1 768 501

1 857 491

1.05

0.81

1.40

0.34

Myanmar

93

2 924 898

6 886 956

2.35

1.70

3.90

0.77

Nepal

92

2 736 050

2 598 971

0.95

-

1.60

0.45

Pakistan (4)

90

5 070 963

19 149 637

3.78

2.10

7.20

0.57

Philippines

91

4 610 041

9 974 871

2.16

1.40

4.30

0.55

Thailand

93

5 647 490

19 002 071

3.36

2.40

5.50

0.47

Turkey

91

4 068 432

23 451 099

5.76

3.00

13.00

0.61

Viet Nam

94

9 528 896

4948302.00

0.52

0.32

0.95

0.53

EUROPE [18]

Albania

95

444 300

-

-

0.71

-

-

Austria

90

273 210

7 217 498

26.42

8.80

46.00

0.65

Belgium

90

87 180

1 400 364

16.06

8.60

31.00

0.56

Denmark

89

81 267

2 774 127

34.14

24.00

50.00

0.44

Finland

90

199 385

12 338 439

61.88

8.20

14.00

0.26

France

88

1 016 755

31 985 606

31.46

16.00

52.00

0.53

Germany (5)

95

566 900

17 156 900

30.26

11.00

73.00

0.68

Greece (5)

95

802 400

3 578 200

4.46

2.40

9.00

0.57

Ireland

91

170 578

4 441 755

26.04

18.00

41.00

0.48

Italy

90

3 023 344

22 702 356

7.51

1.80

41.00

0.78

Luxembourg

90

3 803

126 298

33.21

24.00

58.00

0.48

Netherlands

89

127 367

1 865 031

14.64

10.00

29.00

0.55

Norway

89

99 382

991 077

9.97

7.10

16.00

0.46

Portugal

89

594 418

4 005 594

6.74

1.60

61.00

0.78

Slovenia

91

156 549

912013.00

5.83

2.90

13.00

0.62

Spain

89

2 284 944

42 939 208

18.79

2.60

240.00

0.86

Switzerland

90

108 296

1 262 167

11.65

9.00

20.00

0.50

United Kingdom (6)

93

244 205

17 144 777

70.21

27.00

170.00

0.67

OCEANIA [8]

American Samoa

90

384

2 349

6.12

2.60

19.00

0.67

Australia

90

129 540

466 561 000

3601.68

250.00

-

-

Cook Islands

88

2 188

2 604

1.19

0.80

1.50

0.53

Fiji

91

95 400

591 407

6.20

1.50

27.00

0.77

French Polynesia

95

6 223

18 534

2.98

-

-

-

Guam

87

351

5 315

15.14

1.60

590.00

0.88

Northern Mariana Isl.

90

119

5 836

49.04

2.80

590.00

0.82

Samoa

89

11 099

67375.00

6.07

3.60

11.00

0.55


(1) Includes holdings without land.

(2) Due to lack of data for the period 1986 - 95, data from 1985 Agricultural Census are presented.

(3) Data refer to civil persons only.

(4) Data by size exclude 149 Government holdings with 103 035 Ha.

(5) Data source: Eurostat - Farm Structure - 1995 Sample Survey.

(6) Area classified by size of holding excludes 156 223 Ha reported by Minor Holdings.