Deforestation statistics for China

Tree cover loss data for China

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
loss 2001-2018
(ha)
% tree
cover loss
since 2000
Avg tree cover
loss/year
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2001-2010
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2011-2018
(ha)
1093882789318918973120.20%18335740319.50%17829297819.00%99749405.30%554163491052633053
1593882789317960962219.10%17092304818.20%16599916717.70%98047685.50%544709488089615485
2093882789317571241918.70%16807536117.90%16323289417.40%97077085.50%539317486524605308
2593882789317032552418.10%16189449717.20%15715162216.70%95845345.60%532474484166592859
3093882789316289498317.40%15457934016.50%14997521216.00%94285745.80%523810482445575516
5093882789313149943814.00%11024166311.70%10633451111.30%84141436.40%467452450699488394
75938827893619659356.60%387289264.10%365945813.90%51680038.30%287111303366266793

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for China

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Biomass
loss 2001-18
(Mt)
Avg biomass
loss/year
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
(Mt)
10938827893189189731183357403447497415001711235427950686353137265026174292501
15938827893179609622170923048434041290771695510412941950233108435743172690875
20938827893175712419168075361428350869831686027412936681903091050240171725013
25938827893170325524161894497420466002671673795657929886483068625448170479192
30938827893162894983154579340409149227161657778346920987973039260338168847797
50938827893131499438110241663356422779781542935005857186112828714155157150786
759388278936196593538728926201802383311056983063587212811937802330107655685

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in China

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
% cover
in 2018
Loss
2001-2018
(ha)
% loss
since 2000
Avg loss/year
since 2000
(ha)
Loss 2001-2010
(ha)
loss
between
2000-2010
Avg loss/year 2001-2010
(ha)
Loss 2011-2018
(ha)
loss
between
2011-2018
Avg loss/year 2011-2018
(ha)
Anhui1404538731234373005793288692221%2030797%11,282842083%8,4211188714%14,859
Beijing164214828451324254724235415%7130%405200%521930%24
Chongqing825013736342983486509346979742%265481%1,47598360%984167120%2,089
Fujian1222956082237027827843733557960%104478513%58,0445525217%55,2524922646%61,533
Gansu405453171902272147722114744464%123941%68996191%96227750%347
Guangdong1780880886726208257492742259142%155042618%86,1357155258%71,55383490110%104,363
Guangxi2367860812812999115153661041854444%207588816%115,3279790668%97,907109682210%137,103
Guizhou1761337871835956723089657565237%2836564%15,7591362192%13,6221474372%18,430
Hainan341045617459751673976153938845%24739314%13,7441128056%11,2811345888%16,824
Hebei187719411227320115552111463346%291512%1,620199642%1,99691871%1,148
Heilongjiang4551057217606988165492761645114836%5282333%29,3464301052%43,011981281%12,266
Henan1656990318844601899764188780911%253091%1,406133541%1,335119551%1,494
Hubei1861974868671386453417639128334%1042992%5,794421651%4,217621341%7,767
Hunan2123022599604819620408931172744%6188626%34,3813101813%31,0183086813%38,585
Jiangsu101824151465762486002459532%65534%36439063%39126471%331
Jiangxi1671425083905508070280755995545%83864010%46,5913283154%32,8325103256%63,791
Jilin1911401162806605869547584234131%758481%4,214486421%4,864272060%3,401
Liaoning1459883019264001742039169623212%1010815%5,616552743%5,527458073%5,726
Nei Mongol1146925619217487916239891365498%2615073%14,5282356583%23,566258490%3,231
Ningxia Hui519200824711482248150%900%5830%870%1
Qinghai715948329929380624805350%6431%365541%55890%11
Shaanxi2060569167460405627257561954227%248620%1,381171470%1,71577150%964
Shandong155695421032751159301151711%33193%18425602%2567591%95
Shanghai690373314818099180783%401%2191%2210%3
Shanxi1565892121875791755447174521911%373492%2,075271211%2,712102281%1,279
Sichuan4842017815307872149102111481499031%2030271%11,2791078061%10,781952211%11,903
Tianjin11711691218811379113341%4794%274344%43450%6
Xinjiang Uygur1629991131285660118050011781321%94891%52771211%71223680%296
Xizang1130627612830631196267419544322%281511%1,564199091%1,99182420%1,030
Yunnan3833807417294810181732321776961046%8194675%45,5264158452%41,5854036222%50,453
Zhejiang1029697659083055758079562875055%2672935%14,8501379642%13,7961293292%16,166

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in China

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2011-18 (Mt)
Anhui140453873123437300579367338442946496693258315020711683223127
Beijing1642148284513242547446743451356667537102314169
Chongqing8250137363429834865097088233125445424302524231496391308
Fujian12229560822370278278432907066031397289188220716222188084022310099
Gansu4054531719022721477221398871674293579116310022874281046
Guangdong17808808867262082574922919657789553529908307516622723564035146689
Guangxi2367860812812999115153664291211232753782733418768193817485546504273
Guizhou1761337871835956723089160494063479673527442630739775814987215
Hainan34104561745975167397659446868386981587483231041468045689194
Hebei18771941122732011555212067888906353560352976453022227918
Heilongjiang455105721760698816549276278999131491467366508152074668382099873
Henan16569903188446018997643674793735564465309137319393296317
Hubei186197486867138645341714227752502141563911897589894381440158
Hunan21230225996048196204082588657798191991813106662121027233711158556
Jiangsu10182415146576248600222334591240267689048026954697
Jiangxi16714250839055080702802501122478259407128144115071092211818773244
Jilin1911401162806605869547115671668314541101807839949465630806
Liaoning145988301926400174203932717564419830246110168011393501054594
Nei Mongol1146925619217487916239812515639893609152920050853267038427644
Ningxia Hui519200824711482250346841886810481740183
Qinghai71594832992938062418950204116774648798902235
Shaanxi206056916746040562725713546689255409658300537396095181088
Shandong1556954210327511593020171480763294424056002520381
Shanghai6903733148180992803622895161180137
Shanxi15658921218757917554474526772648389672466093620538273036
Sichuan484201781530787214910211362586645950493683280520529236542657143
Tianjin117116912188113792201755103863577094931116
Xinjiang Uygur16299911312856601180500258163463195189010843814604161435
Xizang113062761283063119626747278431028804542489141643269296482
Yunnan3833807417294810181732325896784604300868588167149221537849318385458
Zhejiang1029697659083055758079177467740788162980489794348844294914837

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in China

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Avg biomass
per ha
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2011-18 (Mt)
Anhui140453873123437300579336730059911725361831140899111297281758069
Beijing1642148284513242547243678248674000411155812274
Chongqing8250137363429834865093866308971062970231165013126271213440
Fujian12229560822370278278431585672383193216703197120390671193500412169145
Gansu405453171902272147722121756636811416013428896312476944207
Guangdong17808808867262082574921592540613184301925412167736341485580419170921
Guangxi2367860812812999115153662340660669183411154228228419022082264925365968
Guizhou176133787183595672308987542216412243458292241435021695902720299
Hainan34104561745975167397632425564518547444505263580622618933103196
Hebei1877194112273201155521112793938923465572192532247103124318
Heilongjiang45510572176069881654927615218134448749891287277173840728201145386
Henan16569903188446018997642004432951073035164168620174215161627
Hubei186197486867138645341777605923011311681252648958539693785541
Hunan21230225996048196204081411995164142104722806581793456030936086485
Jiangsu101824151465762486001212734283676505375844378329834
Jiangxi167142508390550807028013642486241631414947927860822595751810239951
Jilin19114011628066058695476309363731017931505440639517889344076
Liaoning14598830192640017420391784594429310816499600917621464575233
Nei Mongol11469256192174879162398682671266741968627810936821782020233260
Ningxia Hui5192008247114822274619111110292572949100
Qinghai7159483299293806241033647510463692353853941219
Shaanxi2060569167460405627257738910325109295072016392921605298775
Shandong1556954210327511593011002624106416341231303274111117
Shanghai690373314818099152925491580889875
Shanxi15658921218757917554472469148721134576185254233338476148929
Sichuan484201781530787214910211197774534212927542005153011115947211449350
Tianjin117116912188113791200957995665331475178609
Xinjiang Uygur162999113128566011805001408164331091064668591487965933510
Xizang113062761283063119626743970053291404802474266804350874161717
Yunnan38338074172948101817323232164279661861641101409117230838826910028432
Zhejiang102969765908305575807996800585716448088898267160526642342680820

 

 

Archived forest data for China | Forest data for China

 

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

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