Bangladesh: Forest area, percent

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 Bangladesh

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 14.5
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 14.6
 Min - Max 14.5 - 14.8
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Bangladesh from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Bangladesh during that period was 14.6 percent with a minimum of 14.5 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 14.8 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 14.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 31.8 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Bangladesh - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Bangladesh - Forest area, percent - historical chart - 1990-2021




Definition: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 14.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 77.35 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 37.09 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 11.22 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 51.62 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 100,680 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 117.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,666 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 62.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,965 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 116.4 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 384.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 115.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 18,834.0 2021 sq. km
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