Canada: Forest area, percent

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 Canada

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 39.5
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 38.8
 Min - Max 38.7 - 39.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Canada during that period was 38.8 percent with a minimum of 38.7 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 39.5 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 39.5 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
Canada - Forest area, percent - recent values

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Canada - 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 39.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 6.48 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 1.34 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 1.70 2019 percent
 Agriculture value added 29.59 2019 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 569,910 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 82.8 2021 index points
 Precipitation 537 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 4.4 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,078 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 95.9 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 126.1 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 120.9 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 3,468,911.3 2021 sq. km
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