Deforestation statistics for Congo



Congo: Demographic data

Population (2022)5,518,087
Annual population growth rate (2022)2.56%
Population density (people/sq km)16
Net migration-4,000
Fertility rate4.5
Median age19
Urban population share70%


Congo: Land cover and land use change data
Land area (sq km): 341,500
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 26388372.55
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 77.30%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 850620.7857
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 0.032234682
Tropical primary forest
Primary forest extent in 2001 (ha): 21,153,180
Primary forest extent as % of land area: 61.90%
Primary forest extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 80.20%

Primary forest loss from 2002-20 (ha): 349,997
Primary forest loss from 2002-20 as % of 2001 primary forest cover: 0.016545823

Primary forest extent in 2020 (ha): 20,803,183
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of land area: 60.90%
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of 2000 tree cover area: 79%


Congo: Annual forest and tree cover data



Congo: Tropical primary forest loss by year All figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2002: 9,974
2003: 9,875
2004: 4,996
2005: 8,608
2006: 11,788
2007: 13,689
2008: 5,893
2009: 7,705
2010: 20,598
2011: 13,755
2012: 14,806
2013: 24,818
2014: 31,143
2015: 18,197
2016: 43,659
2017: 26,703
2018: 26,847
2019: 30,648
2020: 26,296


Congo: Tree cover loss by year 30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 27030.69373
2002: 24310.13865
2003: 18514.84015
2004: 13832.84753
2005: 18853.37474
2006: 22153.93633
2007: 29764.68425
2008: 17374.33244
2009: 19073.00304
2010: 44665.23073
2011: 28374.34162
2012: 32143.61449
2013: 54641.40923
2014: 72891.14334
2015: 47822.96295
2016: 114303.4803
2017: 63874.76696
2018: 62697.89916
2019: 73758.0688
2020: 64540.0173


 

2019 forest data for Congo | Archived forest data for Congo | Forest data for Congo

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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