Deforestation statistics for North Korea

Tree cover loss data for North Korea

"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)
1012313798588589947.80%587802447.70%579802147.10%2142873.60%119051342810000
1512313798562247645.70%551333044.80%543434044.10%2118643.80%11770132879874
2012313798551557444.80%541028843.90%533173643.30%2103313.80%11685131789819
2512313798538835243.80%520448842.30%512664341.60%2081403.90%11563130309731
3012313798520978142.30%500955840.70%493273340.10%2063914.00%11466129579603
5012313798410427033.30%336950827.40%330639626.90%1706574.20%9481107557889
75123137989189357.50%6913785.60%6747565.50%516255.60%286835002078

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for North Korea

"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)
1012313798588589958780241077766917235786821309927432275532401531
1512313798562247655133301041496686233904251299468428824122382356
2012313798551557454102881026997847232737801292988426685982370478
2512313798538835252044881008684353231018611283437423534062352967
301231379852097815009558983091927229629901275722420987572338820
501231379841042703369508810996267198540211103001363989872022166
7512313798918935691378211176469699606838867012826129712563

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in North Korea

"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)
Chagang-do167493211723531074651105937363%453724%2,521300943%3,009152781%1,910
Hamgyŏng-bukto158602784965477186075532148%334194%1,857168802%1,688165392%2,067
Hamgyŏng-namdo185274983454184271882502545%401865%2,233224933%2,249176932%2,212
Hwanghae-bukto82621313585713263513199416%21582%12015171%1526410%80
Hwanghae-namdo8677715103359988596807%16573%9213493%1353081%39
Kaesŏng1183316430747074486%701%4481%5220%3
Kangwŏn-do102756938650237766137541337%71362%39648881%48922481%281
Kumgangsan9896554087553815509756%12132%679292%932841%36
P'yŏngan-bukto124590040986737816237577830%116163%64592322%92323841%298
P'yŏngan-namdo125051341716040054539445632%194615%1,081133723%1,33760892%761
P'yŏngyang2723032180217649175626%8174%457303%73870%11
Rasŏn8601826831190291884922%5402%303601%361801%23
Ryanggang139554284365887180885673661%427465%2,375276743%2,767150722%1,884
Sinŭiju109656110%00%-00%-00%-

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in North Korea

"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)
Chagang-do1674932117235310746512318049669396099522006620732398598
Hamgyŏng-bukto15860278496547718601580696266850532380585360580405592
Hamgyŏng-namdo18527498345418427181539649607980768443376468811411582
Hwanghae-bukto82621313585713263522725202397691220942825814389
Hwanghae-namdo8677715103359988716875330965817203259306295
Kaesŏng11833164307470104199812655703901456
Kangwŏn-do1027569386502377661681422871381441767479670551799
Kumgangsan9896554087553811008125923100312834177326711
P'yŏngan-bukto124590040986737816273527915235492213082918893558196
P'yŏngan-namdo1250513417160400545795219844016804223156279582152623
P'yŏngyang272303218021764935911881575438752141731976
Rasŏn8601826831190294937690112922627376144598
Ryanggang13955428436588718081685132398896702494261577216390567
Sinŭiju109656186017120

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in North Korea

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)
Chagang-do1674932117235310746511264390711085125154284731338582217417
Hamgyŏng-bukto1586027849654771860862197941023736654207592196679221233
Hamgyŏng-namdo1852749834541842718839808881014353149241842255715224500
Hwanghae-bukto826213135857132635123955649121692512051154137849
Hwanghae-namdo86777151033599883910231771688979383141443433
Kaesŏng11833164307470568362886905384491249
Kangwŏn-do10275693865023776613716852096753526418635274928255
Kumgangsan9896554087553815498869102126002700096723661
P'yŏngan-bukto1245900409867378162401061389812845067136110305531744
P'yŏngan-namdo125051341716040054543375627104219099012172215250083249
P'yŏngyang272303218021764919588299085931477477311078
Rasŏn860182683119029269328510061596342241532508
Ryanggang1395542843658871808919163131094852746269597314845213037
Sinŭiju1096561469769110

 

 

Archived forest data for North Korea | Forest data for North Korea

 

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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