Which Economy Benefits the Most from Forest Rent?

Forest Rents (As % of GDP) (%), 2014 or latest
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 169 countries in 2014, Liberia ranked the highest in forest rents as a percentage of GDP with 27.3% followed by Bhutan and Guinea Bissau. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with < 0.001%, United Arab Emirates with < 0.001% and Israel with < 0.001%.

Average forest rents as a percentage of GDP reached 0.391% in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 16.4 % more than in the previous year and 37.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average forest rents as a percentage of GDP reached an all time high of 0.450% in 1990 and an all time low of 0.118% in 1985. The average annual growth amounted to 1.90 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Forest Rents (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Forest Rents (As % of GDP) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Bhutan % 17.2% 16.6% 24.6% 22.6% 19.5%
Burkina Faso % 9.20% 9.14% 7.69% 7.31% 8.17%
Burundi % 32.7% 30.7% 23.7% 23.1% 16.1%
Central African Republic % 11.8% 9.02% 8.40% 9.04% 10.4%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 22.0% 23.5% 18.6% 18.3% 18.5%
Ethiopia % 18.7% 16.3% 15.5% 16.6% 14.3%
Guinea % 14.6% 14.5% 12.4% 13.1% 13.6%
Guinea Bissau % 16.1% 17.3% 14.9% 13.1% 17.6%
Laos % 6.22% 5.09% 5.82% 6.97% 6.21%
Liberia % 43.7% 33.3% 27.7% 26.8% 28.6%
Malawi % 10.7% 8.37% 7.32% 7.83% 12.0%
Mozambique % 8.62% 9.04% 8.74% 7.66% 8.01%
Niger % 10.3% 10.4% 8.87% 9.07% 9.81%
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Uganda % 16.6% 13.3% 10.7% 12.4% 12.5%