Belgium: Forest area, percent

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 Belgium

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 22.8
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2021
 Average 22.6
 Min - Max 22 - 22.8
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 2000 to 2021. The average value for Belgium during that period was 22.6 percent with a minimum of 22 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 22.8 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2021 is 22.8 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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Belgium - Forest area, percent - recent values

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Belgium - Forest area, percent - historical chart - 2000-2021




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 22.8 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 45.10 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 0.94 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.64 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 3.74 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 13,657 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 98.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 847 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 28.6 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 7,906 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 102.5 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 265.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 104.9 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 6,893.0 2021 sq. km
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