Nigeria: Forest area, percent

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Nigeria

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 23.6
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 26.3
 Min - Max 23.6 - 29.1
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 26.3 percent with a minimum of 23.6 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 29.1 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 23.6 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.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Nigeria - Forest area, percent - recent values

Historical chart
Nigeria - 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 23.6 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 75.37 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 35.21 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 23.69 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 111.97 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 686,440 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 109.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,150 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 40.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,637 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 108.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 18.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 101.4 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 214,636.5 2021 sq. km
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK