Ethiopia: Forest area, percent

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Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 15.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 16.9
 Min - Max 15.1 - 19.0
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Ethiopia from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Ethiopia during that period was 16.9 percent with a minimum of 15.1 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 19 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2021 is 15.1 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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Ethiopia - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

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Ethiopia - 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 15.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 34.20 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 62.79 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 37.64 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 47.72 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 385,950 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 113.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 848 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 14.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,788 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 116.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 42.1 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 121.9 2021 index points
 Forest area, 169,955.0 2021 sq. km
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