Which Country is Covered by Forest the Most?

Forest Land Area (As % of Country Land Area) (%), 2015 or latest
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2015, Suriname ranked the highest in forest land area as a share of country land area with 0.983% followed by Seychelles and Gabon. On the other end of the scale was Oman with < 0.001%, Egypt with < 0.001% and Libya with 0.001%.

Average forest land area as a share of country land area reached 0.311% in 2015 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.19 % more than in the previous year and 0.365 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average forest land area as a share of country land area reached an all time high of 0.317% in 1990 and an all time low of 0.301% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to -0.080 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Forest Land Area (As % of Country Land Area) indicator page.

Forest Land Area (As % of Country Land Area) Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Bhutan % 0.707% 0.710% 0.712% 0.715% 0.718% ...
Brunei % 0.724% 0.721% 0.721% 0.721% 0.721% ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 0.681% 0.680% 0.679% 0.677% 0.676% ...
Finland % 0.731% 0.731% 0.731% 0.731% 0.731% ...
Gabon % 0.854% 0.854% 0.862% 0.869% 0.877% ...
Guinea Bissau % 0.723% 0.719% 0.716% 0.712% 0.708% ...
Guyana % 0.842% 0.842% 0.842% 0.841% 0.841% ...
Japan % 0.685% 0.685% 0.685% 0.685% 0.685% ...
Laos % 0.764% 0.772% 0.780% 0.788% 0.796% ...
Malaysia % 0.666% 0.673% 0.674% 0.674% 0.675% ...
Papua New Guinea % 0.741% 0.741% 0.741% 0.741% 0.741% ...
Seychelles % 0.884% 0.891% 0.884% 0.884% 0.894% ...
Suriname % 0.984% 0.984% 0.984% 0.984% 0.983% ...
Sweden % 0.685% 0.684% 0.684% 0.689% 0.689% ...
Zambia % 0.668% 0.665% 0.663% 0.661% 0.659% ...