Mexico: Forest area, percent

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 Mexico

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 33.7
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 34.9
 Min - Max 33.7 - 36.3
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Mexico from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Mexico during that period was 34.9 percent with a minimum of 33.7 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 36.3 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 33.7 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
Mexico - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Mexico - 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 33.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 49.96 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 12.64 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 4.03 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 59.12 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 971,260 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 111.8 2021 index points
 Precipitation 758 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 10.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 3,879 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 114.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 109.3 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 117.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 655,643.2 2021 sq. km
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