Deforestation statistics for Mozambique



Mozambique: Demographic data

Population (2022)31,255,435
Annual population growth rate (2022)2.90%
Population density (people/sq km)40
Net migration-5,000
Fertility rate4.9
Median age18
Urban population share38%


Mozambique: Land cover and land use change data
Land area (sq km): 786,380
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 28,917,911
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 36.80%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 3,517,894
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 12.20%
Tropical primary forest
Primary forest extent in 2001 (ha): 119,683
Primary forest extent as % of land area: 0.20%
Primary forest extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 0.40%

Primary forest loss from 2002-20 (ha): 11,109
Primary forest loss from 2002-20 as % of 2001 primary forest cover: 9.30%

Primary forest extent in 2020 (ha): 108,574
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of land area: 0.10%
Primary forest extent in 2020 as % of 2000 tree cover area: 0%


Mozambique: Annual forest and tree cover data



Mozambique: Tropical primary forest loss by year All figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2002: 144
2003: 92
2004: 185
2005: 279
2006: 279
2007: 180
2008: 327
2009: 444
2010: 658
2011: 126
2012: 397
2013: 946
2014: 645
2015: 560
2016: 924
2017: 3,279
2018: 537
2019: 801
2020: 307


Mozambique: Tree cover loss by year 30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 60,937
2002: 106,658
2003: 79,644
2004: 107,726
2005: 150,558
2006: 172,224
2007: 138,492
2008: 204,759
2009: 217,493
2010: 194,545
2011: 150,242
2012: 139,946
2013: 162,655
2014: 200,500
2015: 181,387
2016: 250,552
2017: 359,011
2018: 172,398
2019: 235,658
2020: 232,509




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 1)

Sub-national admin area 1Tree cover extent
(2001)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Cabo Delgado4,077,77463,831114,602117,736132,323428,49210.5%
Tete1,777,04525,74135,94030,51247,685139,8797.9%
Zambezia6,510,903167,689251,886197,349336,833953,75714.6%
Gaza456,5023,86111,6578,34513,31737,1798.1%
Inhambane1,938,67954,48363,56562,95790,755271,75914.0%
Manica2,475,88243,766118,89588,636155,908407,20516.4%
Maputo City2,748266924942137.8%
Maputo328,7042,0655,2915,7405,17218,2685.6%
Nampula2,760,64951,213171,741142,175142,984508,11218.4%
Nassa5,684,19951,42262,59994,366160,709369,0956.5%
Sofala2,904,86141,42691,27186,892164,350383,93913.2%




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Tree cover extent
(2000)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Cabo DelgadoNamuno96011133.4%
Cabo DelgadoPalma4,952132924401072.2%
Cabo DelgadoPemba572010010.2%
Cabo DelgadoQuissanga580100010.2%
Cabo DelgadoBalama30424420289.4%
Cabo DelgadoMacomia887032270.7%
Cabo DelgadoMocimboa da Praia360360924.3%
Cabo DelgadoMontepuez208009094.3%
ZambeziaAlto Molocue76925649312330539.7%
ZambeziaMopeia53900710173.2%
ZambeziaMorrumbala1,45196114516532622.5%
ZambeziaNamacurra1,2842151023503.9%
ZambeziaNicoadala2,5392112243783.1%
ZambeziaPebane12,2851225582601061,0468.5%
ZambeziaChinde13,882612481281951.4%
ZambeziaGurue1,64392610523837823.0%
ZambeziaIle8301616404211513.9%
ZambeziaInhassunge7,27641031791241.7%
ZambeziaLugela5,14228681282074.0%
ZambeziaMaganja da Costa2,9547411013712.4%
ZambeziaMilange1,454263913017712.2%
InhambaneVilanculos783000010.1%
InhambaneZavala1,13511663210121018.5%
InhambaneGovuro3,164003140.1%
InhambaneInharrime3,2292616212910141812.9%
InhambaneInhassoro79000000.2%
InhambaneJangamo44631813165011.3%
InhambaneMassinga1,05351329292.7%
ManicaBarue6000007.4%
ManicaManica926161161486234337.0%
Maputo CityMaputo155000010.5%
MaputoMatutuíne592010561.0%
NampulaAngoche3,64905103190.5%
NampulaMongincual2,11932343341.6%
NampulaMossuril3,16901211140.4%
NampulaMurrupula260530623713451.4%
NampulaRibaue3,388962243524801,15334.0%
NampulaLalaua5243143112.1%
NampulaMalema1,23650669812734027.5%
NampulaMoma1,85212210150.8%
NassaMecula1,1749440181.5%
SofalaBuzi1,6931371241358.0%
SofalaMarromeu9,840113244831711.7%
SofalaMuanza5,398591561891.7%
SofalaCheringoma3,18032318250.8%
SofalaChibabava38000112.5%
SofalaDondo2,485794541947919.3%
SofalaGorongosa8,3041321798632,9834,15750.1%
SofalaMachanga125000000.0%




Primary forest loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Primary forest extent
(2000)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-05)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2006-10)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2011-15)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2016-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
%
Cabo Delgado7,635174145631652.2%
Zambezia52,0482938827851,1293,0895.9%
Inhambane9,889462591802277127.2%
Manica932171161486234336.8%
Maputo City155000010.5%
Maputo592010561.0%
Nampula16,1971583535356731,71910.6%
Nassa1,1749440181.5%
Sofala31,0621592339773,6875,05716.3%




Primary forest loss by year at the subnational area (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Primary forest extent
(2001)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-05)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2006-10)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2011-15)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2016-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
ha
Primary forest loss
(2001-20)
%
Cabo DelgadoNamuno96011133.4%
Cabo DelgadoPalma4,952132924401072.2%
Cabo DelgadoPemba572010010.2%
Cabo DelgadoQuissanga580100010.2%
Cabo DelgadoBalama30424420289.4%
Cabo DelgadoMacomia887032270.7%
Cabo DelgadoMocimboa da Praia360360924.3%
Cabo DelgadoMontepuez208009094.3%
ZambeziaAlto Molocue76925649312330539.7%
ZambeziaMopeia53900710173.2%
ZambeziaMorrumbala1,45196114516532622.5%
ZambeziaNamacurra1,2842151023503.9%
ZambeziaNicoadala2,5392112243783.1%
ZambeziaPebane12,2851225582601061,0468.5%
ZambeziaChinde13,882612481281951.4%
ZambeziaGurue1,64392610523837823.0%
ZambeziaIle8301616404211513.9%
ZambeziaInhassunge7,27641031791241.7%
ZambeziaLugela5,14228681282074.0%
ZambeziaMaganja da Costa2,9547411013712.4%
ZambeziaMilange1,454263913017712.2%
InhambaneVilanculos783000010.1%
InhambaneZavala1,13511663210121018.5%
InhambaneGovuro3,164003140.1%
InhambaneInharrime3,2292616212910141812.9%
InhambaneInhassoro79000000.2%
InhambaneJangamo44631813165011.3%
InhambaneMassinga1,05351329292.7%
ManicaBarue6000007.4%
ManicaManica926161161486234337.0%
Maputo CityMaputo155000010.5%
MaputoMatutuíne592010561.0%
NampulaAngoche3,64905103190.5%
NampulaMongincual2,11932343341.6%
NampulaMossuril3,16901211140.4%
NampulaMurrupula260530623713451.4%
NampulaRibaue3,388962243524801,15334.0%
NampulaLalaua5243143112.1%
NampulaMalema1,23650669812734027.5%
NampulaMoma1,85212210150.8%
NassaMecula1,1749440181.5%
SofalaBuzi1,6931371241358.0%
SofalaMarromeu9,840113244831711.7%
SofalaMuanza5,398591561891.7%
SofalaCheringoma3,18032318250.8%
SofalaChibabava38000112.5%
SofalaDondo2,485794541947919.3%
SofalaGorongosa8,3041321798632,9834,15750.1%
SofalaMachanga125000000.0%


 

2019 forest data for Mozambique | Archived forest data for Mozambique | Forest data for Mozambique

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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