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Benin - Forest area as a share of land area

37.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, forest area as a share of land area for Benin was 37.8 %. Forest area as a share of land area of Benin fell gradually from 46.7 % in 1997 to 37.8 % in 2016.

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What is forest area as a share of land area?

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.

What is Benin forest area as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 37.8 -1.16 %
2015 38.2 -1.15 %
2014 38.7 -1.13 %
2013 39.1 -1.12 %
2012 39.6 -1.11 %
2011 40.0 -1.10 %
2010 40.4 -1.08 %
2009 40.9 -1.07 %
2008 41.3 -1.06 %
2007 41.8 -1.05 %
2006 42.2 -1.04 %
2005 42.7

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