Democratic Republic of the Congo: Forest area, percent
(measure: percent; Source: FAO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Forest area, percent of total land area
For that indicator, FAO provides data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1990 to 2016. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 69 percent with a minimum of 67.2 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 70.7 percent in 1990.
The latest value from 2016 is 67.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 193
countries is 31.4 percent.
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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.