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Figure 9.3 - Countries with largest changes in forest area, 2010-2015

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Figure 9.3 is a bar chart showing the countries with changes in forest area of at least 0.3 million hectares per year between 2010 and 2015. The countries are listed in order of the size of annual change, in millions of hectares per year.

Countries with the largest decreases in the time period were:

  • Brazil (minus 1.0 million hectares)
  • Indonesia (minus 0.7 million hectares)
  • Myanmar (minus 0.5 million hectares)
  • Nigeria (minus 0.4 million hectares)
  • Tanzania (minus 0.4 million hectares) 
  • Paraguay (minus 0.3 million hectares)
  • Zimbabwe (minus 0.3 million hectares) and
  • DR Congo (minus 0.3 million hectares).

Countries with the largest increases in the time period were:

  • Chile (plus 0.3 million hectares)
  • Australia (plus 0.3 million hectares) and
  • China (plus 1.5 million hectares).