Papua New Guinea: Forest area, sq.km

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 Papua New Guinea

Forest area, sq. km

 Latest value 358,222.3
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 361,821.6
 Min - Max 358,222.3 - 363,996.8
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Papua New Guinea from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Papua New Guinea during that period was 361821.6 sq. km with a minimum of 358222.3 sq. km in 2021 and a maximum of 363996.8 sq. km in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 358222.3 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
Papua New Guinea - Forest area, sq.km  - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Papua New Guinea - 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 79.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 3.18 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 18.48 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 16.93 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 5.35 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 14,410 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 102.9 2021 index points
 Precipitation 3,142 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 0.7 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,725 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 103.4 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 107.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 105.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 358,222.3 2021 sq. km
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