South Africa: Forest area, sq.km

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 South Africa

Forest area, sq. km

 Latest value 170,136.9
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 175,778.9
 Min - Max 170,136.9 - 181,420.9
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1990 to 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 175778.9 sq. km with a minimum of 170136.9 sq. km in 2021 and a maximum of 181420.9 sq. km in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 170136.9 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
South Africa - Forest area, sq.km  - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Africa - 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.

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 GDP share of agriculture 2.83 2022 percent
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 Agricultural land 963,410 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 124.1 2022 index points
 Precipitation 495 2020 mm per year
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 Fertilizer use 104.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
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