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Rwanda - Forest area as a share of land area

19.5
(%)
in 2015

Forest area as a share of land area of Rwanda increased from 13.5 % in 1996 to 19.5 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 1.94 %.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2015 19.5 1.44 %
2014 19.2 1.46 %
2013 18.9 1.48 %
2012 18.6 1.50 %
2011 18.4 1.52 %
2010 18.1 2.81 %
2009 17.6 2.89 %
2008 17.1 2.98 %
2007 16.6 3.07 %
2006 16.1 3.17 %
2005 15.6 2.18 %
2004 15.3