Niger - Forest area

Forest area (sq. km)

The value for Forest area (sq. km) in Niger was 11,420 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 19,450 in 1990 and a minimum value of 11,420 in 2015.

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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
1990 19,450
1991 18,833
1992 18,216
1993 17,599
1994 16,982
1995 16,365
1996 15,748
1997 15,131
1998 14,514
1999 13,897
2000 13,280
2001 13,156
2002 13,032
2003 12,908
2004 12,784
2005 12,660
2006 12,536
2007 12,412
2008 12,288
2009 12,164
2010 12,040
2011 11,916
2012 11,792
2013 11,668
2014 11,544
2015 11,420

Forest area (% of land area)

Forest area (% of land area) in Niger was 0.90 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 1.54 in 1990, while its lowest value was 0.90 in 2015.

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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
1990 1.54
1991 1.49
1992 1.44
1993 1.39
1994 1.34
1995 1.29
1996 1.24
1997 1.19
1998 1.15
1999 1.10
2000 1.05
2001 1.04
2002 1.03
2003 1.02
2004 1.01
2005 1.00
2006 0.99
2007 0.98
2008 0.97
2009 0.96
2010 0.95
2011 0.94
2012 0.93
2013 0.92
2014 0.91
2015 0.90

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use