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Brazil: deforested area in the Amazon 2018-2020, by month

Between January and October 2020, almost 7,300 square kilometers of rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon were destroyed. In August 2020, the deforestation rate reached a record 1,499 square kilometers, the largest forest area destroyed in the indicated period. Most of the deforested area in the Brazilian Amazon occurrs in private land areas.

Monthly deforested area of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil from September 2018 to October 2020

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Release date

November 2020



Survey time period

September 2018 to July 2020

Special properties

Only including the Legal Amazon area*

Supplementary notes

* The 'Legal Amazon' is an area of more than five million square kilometers, which comprises the Brazilian states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins.
This statistic was assembled using earlier releases of the publication.

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