Sri Lanka: Forest area, percent

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 Sri Lanka

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 34.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 34.7
 Min - Max 33.5 - 37.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 34.7 percent with a minimum of 33.5 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 37.5 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 34.1 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
Sri Lanka - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - 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 34.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 45.46 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 26.41 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 8.75 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 6.51 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 28,120 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 114.4 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,712 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 22.2 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 4,557 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 130.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 153.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 126.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 21,098.6 2021 sq. km
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