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Brazil - Forest area as a share of land area

58.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, forest area as a share of land area for Brazil was 58.9 %. Between 1997 and 2016, forest area as a share of land area of Brazil was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 63.3 % in 1997 to 58.9 % 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 Brazil forest area as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 58.9 -0.20 %
2015 59.0 -0.20 %
2014 59.2 -0.20 %
2013 59.3 -0.20 %
2012 59.4 -0.20 %
2011 59.5 -0.20 %
2010 59.6 -0.33 %
2009 59.8 -0.33 %
2008 60.0 -0.33 %
2007 60.2 -0.33 %
2006 60.4 -0.33 %
2005 60.6

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