The chart above shows the proportion of each state that is wooded area. Finland has the greatest forest coverage while Malta has almost none.
- The difference between the state with the greatest proportion of wooded area, Finland, and the state with the least, Malta, is 74.66 percentage points.
- Finland has 69.50 times the wooded area as a proportion of the state that Malta does.
- The difference between the state with the largest absolute value of wooded area, Sweden, and the state with the least, Malta, is 30,504,650 hectares.
- Sweden has 87,157.14 times the wooded area that Malta does.
- The median proportion of wooded area in the 28 EU states is 35.25% and the mean 37.68%.
- The median wooded area hectarage in the 28 EU states is 2,868,190 and the mean 6,439,690.
- Data is from 2010.
- All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
Sweden's wooded area accounts for 16.92% of the total wooded area in the EU. It, with Spain make up over one-third of the wooded area in the EU at 32.18%. Adding in Finland and France accounts for over half of the wooded area in the EU at 54.47%. These four states are responsible for over half the wooded area in the EU.
Sweden's wooded area is larger than the total size of 23 states. Only Poland, Germany, Sweden itself, Spain, and France have more area than the wooded area of Sweden.
Seven states have wooded area account for more than half of their total state area. Only two states have over 67% of their total area covered in woods: Sweden and Finland.
Only Malta has less than one-tenth of its total area covered in woods.
The European Union as a total is 42.47% covered in wooded area which would place it between Croatia and Cyprus in the chart above.
|State||Total Area (in thousands of hectares)||Wooded Area||Percent|
Eurostat. 2020. "Area of Wooded Land." Accessed September 25, 2020. https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?query=BOOKMARK_DS-096393_QID_-37710D6F_UID_-3F171EB0&layout=TIME,C,X,0;GEO,L,Y,0;UNIT,L,Z,0;INDIC_FO,L,Z,1;INDICATORS,C,Z,2;&zSelection=DS-096393INDICATORS,OBS_FLAG;DS-096393UNIT,THS_HA;DS-096393INDIC_FO,FOWL;&rankName1=UNIT_1_2_-1_2&rankName2=INDICATORS_1_2_-1_2&rankName3=INDIC-FO_1_2_-1_2&rankName4=TIME_1_0_0_0&rankName5=GEO_1_2_0_1&sortC=ASC_-1_FIRST&rStp=&cStp=&rDCh=&cDCh=&rDM=true&cDM=true&footnes=false&empty=false&wai=false&time_mode=NONE&time_most_recent=false&lang=EN&cfo=%23%23%23%2C%23%23%23.%23%23%23.