FRA 2000 Global tables

1. Basic country data 9. Forest management
2. FC-Information status 10. Removals
3. Forest cover 2000 11. Management areas
4. Forest cover change 12. NWFP
5. FC-Latest state 13. Endangered species
6. Forest plantations 14. Forest by ecological zones
7. Volume & biomass 15. Forest in protected areas
8. Forest fires 2000 16. FRA 2000 country interaction

Notes to global tables


Download all global tables as .xls file

Notes to global tables

Country nomenclature and regional groups used in the tables

The country names and order used in these tables follow standard UN practice regarding nomenclature and alphabetical listing of countries. Data for China incorporate values for China (including Hong Kong and Macao) and for Taiwan Province of China, as consistent with UN practice. The regional groups used in these tables represent FAO´s standardized regional breakdown of the world according to geographical (note: not economic or political) criteria.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Numbers may not tally because of rounding.


n.s. = not significant, indicating a very small value
- = not available (n.a.)
n.ap. = not applicable
000 = thousands
  = empty data cells indicate a zero value

Further information

For many of the country estimates, further background and explanation of the numbers are available in the FAO Forestry country profiles at:


FAO. 1988. An interim report on the state of forest resources in the developing countries. Miscellaneous paper FO:MISC/88/7. Rome.

FAO. 1998. FRA 2000 terms and definitions. FRA Working Paper No. 1. Rome.

FAO. 2001. Forest occurring species of conservation concern: review of status of information for FRA 2000. FRA Working Paper No. 53. Rome.

FAO/UNEP. 1982. Tropical forest resources. FAO Forestry Paper No. 30. Rome.

UNECE/FAO. 1985. The forest resources of the ECE Region (Europe, the USSR, North America). Geneva.

UNECE/FAO. 1992. The forest resources of the temperate zones. The UNECE/FAO 1990 Forest Resources Assessment. Vol. 1. General forest resource information. New York, UN.

UNECE/FAO. 2000. Forest resources of Europe, CIS, North America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand: contribution to the global Forest Resources Assessment 2000. Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers No. 17. New York and Geneva, UN.

United Nations. 1997. World urbanization prospects - the 1996 revision. New York.

UN. 1999. World population prospects - the 1998 revision. New York.

World Bank. 2000. World development indicators 1999. Washington, DC.

last updated:  Monday, September 19, 2005