Ecuador: Forest area, percent

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 Ecuador

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 50.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 52.6
 Min - Max 50.1 - 56.0
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Ecuador from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Ecuador during that period was 52.6 percent with a minimum of 50.1 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 56 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2021 is 50.1 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
Ecuador - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Ecuador - 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 50.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 22.02 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 32.18 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 8.84 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 10.17 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 54,700 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 104.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,274 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 4.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,419 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 104.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 367.8 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 100.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 124,335.6 2021 sq. km
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