Mauritius: Forest area, percent

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Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 19.4
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 19.8
 Min - Max 18.9 - 20.7
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Mauritius from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Mauritius during that period was 19.8 percent with a minimum of 18.9 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 20.7 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2021 is 19.4 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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Mauritius - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

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Mauritius - 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 19.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 43.06 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 5.15 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 3.55 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.46 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 860 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 73.4 2021 index points
 Precipitation 2,041 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 37.6 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 8,641 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 83.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 186.5 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 103.1 2021 index points
 Forest area, 388.1 2021 sq. km
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