France: Forest area, percent

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 France

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 31.7
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 29
 Min - Max 26.4 - 31.7
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for France from 1990 to 2021. The average value for France during that period was 29 percent with a minimum of 26.4 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 31.7 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 31.7 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
France - Forest area, percent - recent values

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France - 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.


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 Forest area, percent 31.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 52.15 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 2.51 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 1.91 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 53.18 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 285,538 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 96.2 2021 index points
 Precipitation 867 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 32.8 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 7,171 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 96.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 153.3 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 97.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 173,364.0 2021 sq. km
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