Deforestation

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World forest and woodland area 4,109,037,634 haAfrica forest and woodland area: 688,243,375haAsia forest and woodland area: 569,047,594 haS America forest and woodland area: 930,887,780 ha
World roundwood consumption: 7,316 m3/min, 2024-: 1,177,834,908 m3World industrial roundwood consumption: 5,761 m3/min, 2024-: 927,488,642 m3World sawlogs & veneer logs consumption: 2,816 m3/min, 2024-: 453,360,183 m3World wood fuel consumption: 1,555 m3/min, 2024-: 250,346,266 m3
Africa roundwood consumption: -615 m3/min, 2024-: -99,011,546 m3Africa industrial roundwood consumption: -107 m3/min, 2024-: -17,226,399 m3Africa sawlogs & veneer logs consumption: 15 m3/min, 2024-: 2,414,916 m3Africa wood fuel consumption: -507 m3/min, 2024-: -81,624,152 m3
Asia roundwood consumption: -824 m3/min, 2024-: -132,659,372 m3Asia industrial roundwood consumption: -832 m3/min, 2024-: -133,947,327 m3Asia sawlogs & veneer logs consumption: -332 m3/min, 2024-: -53,450,135 m3Asia wood fuel consumption: 9 m3/min, 2024-: 1,448,949 m3
S America roundwood consumption: 1,045 m3/min, 2024-: 168,239,131 m3S America industrial roundwood consumption: 584 m3/min, 2024-: 94,020,720 m3S America sawlogs & veneer logs consumption: 62 m3/min, 2024-: 9,981,652 m3S America wood fuel consumption: 460 m3/min, 2024-: 74,057,416 m3
N & C America roundwood consumption: -1,303 m3/min, 2024-: -209,775,681 m3N & C America industrial roundwood consumption: -1,544 m3/min, 2024-: -248,575,328 m3N & C America sawlogs & veneer logs consumption: -971 m3/min, 2024-: -156,325,546 m3N & C America wood fuel consumption: 242 m3/min, 2024-: 38,960,641 m3
Europe roundwood consumption: -6,323 m3/min, 2024-: -1,017,967,486 m3Europe industrial roundwood consumption: -18,517 m3/min, 2024-: -2,981,132,996 m3Europe sawlogs & veneer logs consumption: -14,799 m3/min, 2024-: -2,382,555,879 m3Europe wood fuel consumption: 12,195 m3/min, 2024-: 1,963,326,505 m3
Source: Zhang WJ. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2007, 125: 301-321

Deforestation facilitates soil and water and biodiversity loss, and leads to between 12% and 25% of the world yearly greenhouse gas emissions.