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Luxembourg Forest Information and Data

According to the U.N. FAO, 33.6% or about 87,000 ha of Luxembourg is forested, according to FAO. Luxembourg had 28,000 ha of planted forest.

Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Luxembourg lost an average of 50 ha or 0.06% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Luxembourg gained 1.2% of its forest cover, or around 1,000 ha.

Luxembourg's forests contain 9 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Biodiversity and Protected Areas: Luxembourg has some 375 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles according to figures from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Of these, 0.0% are endemic, meaning they exist in no other country, and 1.6% are threatened. Luxembourg is home to at least 1246 species of vascular plants. 0.0% of Luxembourg is protected under IUCN categories I-V.

The following contains data relating to forest cover in Luxembourg

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Luxembourg: Forest Cover, 2010
Total Land Area (1000 square kilometers)259
Total Forest Area (1000 ha)87
Percent Forest Cover33
Primary Forest Cover (1000 ha)0
Primary Forest, % total forest0
Other wooded land (1000 ha)1
Percent other wooded land1




Luxembourg: Breakdown of forest types, 2010
Primary forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)00
Other naturally regenerated forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)5968
Planted Forest (1000 ha | % of forest area)2833


Luxembourg: Trends in Total (Net) Forest Cover, 1990-2010
TOTAL FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
86878787
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
n.s.00
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.1100


Luxembourg: Trends in Natural Forest Cover (Deforestation), 1990-2010
FOREST COVER (excluding planted forests) (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
58.059.059.059.0
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
00.00.0
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.20.20.0


Luxembourg: Trends in Primary or Old Growth Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PRIMARY FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
0000
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
000
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
---


Luxembourg: Trends in Planted Forest Cover, 1990-2010
PLANTED FOREST COVER (1000 ha)
1990200020052010
28282828
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (1000 ha)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
000
ANNUAL CHANGE RATE (percent)
Negative number represents deforestation
1990-20002000-20052005-2010
0.00.00.0


Luxembourg: Primary designated function (percent)
ProductionProtection of soil and waterConservation of biodiversitySocial servicesMultiple useOtherNone or unknown
330006800


Luxembourg: Forest ownership and management rights 2005 (percent)
OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Public ownershipPrivate ownershipOther
47530


PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
IndividualsBusiness entities and institutionsLocal, indigenous and tribal communities
---


HOLDER OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS OF PUBLIC FORESTS
Public administrationIndividualsBusiness entities and InstitutionsCommunitiesOther
1000000
Luxembourg: Growing stock in forest
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total
(million m3)
Per hectare
(m3)
Coniferous
(million m3)
Broadleaved
(million m3)
% commercial species
26299818100
GROWING STOCK IN FOREST
Total (million m3)Per hectare (m3)Coniferous (million m3)Broadleaved (million m3)% commercial species
--


Luxembourg: Trends in carbon stock in living forest biomass 1990-2010
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(million metric tons)
1990200020052010
7999
CARBON STOCK IN LIVING FOREST BIOMASS
(per hectare in tons)
2000
108
ANNUAL CHANGE
(1 000 t/yr)
1990200020052010
n.s.00
ANNUAL CHANGE PER HECTARE
(t/ha/yr)
1990200020052010
2.200


Luxembourg: Area of forest affected by fire and other disturbances 2005
FOREST FIRE
1000 ha% wild fire (not managed burn)
0-


EXCLUDING FOREST FIRE
InsectsDiseasesOther biotic agentsAbiotic factorsTotal (excluding fire)% of 2005 forest area
-n.s.----


Luxembourg: Trends in removals of wood products 1990-2005
INDUSTRIAL ROUNDWOOD
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
-333226100
WOODFUEL
Total volume (1 000 m3 over bark)
199020002005percent of which from forest 2005
-114100


Luxembourg: Value of wood and NWFP removals 2005
Value of removals
(million US$)
Value per ha forest
(US$)
Industrial roundwoodWoodfuelNWFPTotal
7n.s.---


Luxembourg: Employment in forestry 1990-2005
TOTAL
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---
IN PRIMARY PRODUCTION OF GOODS-FORESTRY
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---
IN MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS-CONSERVATION
(1000 full-time employees)
199020002005
---


Luxembourg: Forest policy and legal framework 2008
National forest policy (year): No (-)
Sub-national forest policy: No
National forest program (year) - status: Yes (2004) In implementation
National forest law (year): Incorporated in other law (-) Sub-national forest law: No

Luxembourg: Human resources within public forest institutions 2000-2008
200020052008
#% female#% female#% female
121-40963958


Luxembourg: Forest revenue and public expenditure on forestry 2005
Forest revenuePublic expenditure (1000 US$)
Domestic fundingExternal fundingTotal
(1000 US$)Operational expenditureTransfer paymentsOperational expenditureTransfer paymentsOperational expenditureTransfer payments
1308------


Luxembourg: Status of ratification of international conventions and agreements as of 1 January 2010
  • CbD:
  • UNFCCC:
  • Kyoto Protocol:
  • UNCCD:
  • ITTA:
  • CITeS:
  • Ramsar:
  • World Heritage Convention:
  • NlbI: [an error occurred while processing this directive] Luxembourg: Environment
    Environment - current issuesair and water pollution in urban areas, soil pollution of farmland
    Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
    signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification
    Natural hazardsNA


    Luxembourg: Land use / Resources
    Land use (%)arable land: 23.28%
    permanent crops: 0.4%
    other: 76.32% (includes Belgium) (2001)
    Natural resourcesiron ore (no longer exploited), arable land


    Luxembourg: Economy
    Economy - overview:This stable, high-income economy - in between France, Belgium, and Germany - features solid growth, low inflation, and low unemployment. The industrial sector, initially dominated by steel, has become increasingly diversified to include chemicals, rubber, and other products. Growth in the financial sector, which now accounts for about 22% of GDP, has more than compensated for the decline in steel. Most banks are foreign-owned and have extensive foreign dealings. Agriculture is based on small family-owned farms. The economy depends on foreign and cross-border workers for more than 30% of its labor force. Although Luxembourg, like all EU members, has suffered from the global economic slump, the country enjoys an extraordinarily high standard of living - GDP per capita ranks first in the world.
    GDP - per capita$62,700 (2005 est.)
    GDP - real growth rate (%)3.5% (2005 est.)
    Agriculture - productsbarley, oats, potatoes, wheat, fruits, wine grapes; livestock products
    GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: 0.5%, industry: 16.3%, services: 83.1% (2004 est.)
    Industries banking, iron and steel, food processing, chemicals, metal products, engineering, tires, glass, aluminum, information technology, tourism and banking
    Population below poverty line (%)NA
    Debt - external$NA
    Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture 1%, industry 13%, services 86% (2004 est.)


    Luxembourg: Population / Demographics
    Population (July 2005)468,571
    Population growth rate (%) (2005)1.25%
    Population density (people/sq km) (2005)181.2
    Median age (years)total: 38.51 years
    Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.79 (2005 est.)
    Ethnic groups (%)Celtic base (with French and German blend), Portuguese, Italian, Slavs (from Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo) and European (guest and resident workers)


    [an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Luxembourg: Infrastructure
    Telephones - main lines in use355,400 (2002)
    Telephones - mobile cellular473,000 (2002)
    Roadways (km)total: 5,210 km
    paved: 5,210 km (including 147 km of expressways) (2002)


    Luxembourg: Health
    Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 78.74 years
    male: 75.45 years
    female: 82.24 years (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate4.81 deaths/1,000 live births
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)0.2% (2001 est.)

    Luxembourg : References & Data Sources
     Environment, Land use / Resources, Economy, Population / Demographics, Infrastructure, Health -- CIA World Factbook, 2005
     Forest Cover, Forest types, Breakdown of forest types, Change in Forest Cover, Primary forests, Forest designation, Disturbances affecting forest land, Value of forests, Production, trade and consumption of forest products -- The FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS's Global Forest Resources Assessment (2005 & 2010) and the State of the World's Forests (2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001)
     Protected Areas, Plant and animal biodiversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 2004. World Database on Protected Areas.
     Biosphere reservers -- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Man and Biosphere Program. 2004. UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory.
     RAMSAR sites -- The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands . 2005. The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
     World Resources Institute's EarthTrends web site
     The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
     Population Data -- United Nations Population Fund
     With additional analysis by Rhett Butler of mongabay.com



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