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Share of forest area

Share of forest area 2018
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Forest FAO 42.1 27.9 38.5
Other wooded land FAO 22.1 13.2 4.9
Total 64.2 41.1 43.4
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.

Last update: September 23, 2020.

Methodological note

The indicator measures the proportion of forest ecosystems in comparison to the total land area. Eurostat data used for this indicator is derived from the Land Use and Cover Area frame Survey (LUCAS). The LUCAS land use and land cover classification has been adapted to FAO forest definitions, distinguishing between the categories 'forests' and 'other wooded land'. For Catalonia, the source is the Statistics on areas occupied by agricultural crops.

LUCAS surveys are carried out in-situ, this means that observations are made and registered on the ground by field surveyors. A mixed panel approach is used, so some points are visited in subsequent years. In the field, the surveyor classifies the land cover and the visible land use according to the harmonized LUCAS Survey land cover and land use classifications.