New Zealand: Forest area, percent

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 New Zealand

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 37.6
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 37.1
 Min - Max 35.6 - 37.6
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1990 to 2021. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 37.1 percent with a minimum of 35.6 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 37.6 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 37.6 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
New Zealand - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

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New Zealand - 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 37.6 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 38.64 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 6.06 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 5.65 2020 percent
 Agriculture value added 12.01 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 101,750 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 105.5 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,732 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 2.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 8,728 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 103.6 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 1,445.0 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 102.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 99,085.3 2021 sq. km
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