Switzerland: Forest area, sq.km

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 Switzerland

Forest area, sq. km

 Latest value 12725.5
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 12158.1
 Min - Max 11535 - 12725.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 12158.1 sq. km with a minimum of 11535 sq. km in 1990 and a maximum of 12725.5 sq. km in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 12725.5 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
Switzerland - Forest area, sq.km  - recent values

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Switzerland - 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 32.2 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 37.95 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 2.19 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 0.61 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 5.03 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 14,994 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 84.8 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,537 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 10.0 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 5,527 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 95.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 177.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 98.3 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 12,725.5 2021 sq. km
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