India: Forest area, sq.km

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 India

Forest area, sq. km

 Latest value 724,264.0
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 684,948.6
 Min - Max 639,380.0 - 724,264.0
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 684948.6 sq. km with a minimum of 639380 sq. km in 1990 and a maximum of 724264 sq. km in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 724264 sq. km. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 207903.9 sq. km. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
India - Forest area, sq.km  - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - Forest area, sq.km  - 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 24.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 60.05 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 42.86 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 16.73 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 571.63 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 1,785,280 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 120.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,083 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 51.9 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,479 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 123.8 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 193.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 125.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 724,264.0 2021 sq. km
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