Benin: Forest area, sq.km

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 Benin

Forest area, sq. km

 Latest value 30,851.5
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 38,945.3
 Min - Max 30,851.5 - 48,351.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Benin during that period was 38945.3 sq. km with a minimum of 30851.5 sq. km in 2021 and a maximum of 48351.5 sq. km in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 30851.5 sq. km. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 207903.9 sq. km. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Benin - Forest area, sq.km  - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Benin - Forest area, sq.km  - 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 27.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 35.03 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 28.15 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 26.90 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.68 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 39,500 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 129.2 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,039 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 24.8 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,409 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 119.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 40.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 107.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 30,851.5 2021 sq. km
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