The chart illustrates data regarding forested land measured by millions of hectares in multiple regions of the globe. Overall, after the course of 15 years, there was a slight expansion in the forest area in Asia and Europe, whilst the opposite trend was observed in the remained regions. Moreover, Europeean countries always had the largest forest area when compared to the rest.
In 1990, Asian countries had 576 millions of hectares of forest area. This figure slightly dropped to 570 million in 2000 and significantly rose to 584 million after 5 years. Meanwhile, there was an observable surge over the period of 15 years in Europe, starting at 989 millions of hectares in 1990 and reaching 1001 million in 2005.
On the other hand, African region lost their forest area dramatically. They used to have 749 millions of hectares in 1990 but this number declined steeply to 691 million in 2005. There was a slight decrease in forested land in North America from 708 millions of hectares to 705 million and this statistic remained unchanged for the next 5 years. The same trend applied to Oceania. South America suffered the greatest loss of forest area. After 15 years from 1990, the forest area in this region was measured at 882 millions of hectares, significantly smaller than its figure in 1990 (946 millions of hectares).