Bhutan: Forest area, percent

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 Bhutan

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 71.5
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 66.9
 Min - Max 53.7 - 71.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Bhutan from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Bhutan during that period was 66.9 percent with a minimum of 53.7 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 71.5 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 71.5 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
Bhutan - Forest area, percent - recent values

Historical chart
Bhutan - 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 71.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 13.45 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 55.99 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 19.19 2021 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.44 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 5,130 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 91.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,200 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 2.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,342 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 99.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 14.3 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 146.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 27,270.6 2021 sq. km
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