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Forest area by country

Figure 9.2 shows the countries with the largest forest areas.  Around one half (49%) of the total forest area of 3,999 million hectares in 2015 is located in four countries (the Russian Federation, Brazil, Canada and the USA).

Figure 9.2 Forest area by country, 2015

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Source: FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics. For further information see the Sources chapter.

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