Industry caused deforestation in Canada, by industry sector 2016

This statistic shows the area of industry caused deforestation in Canada in 2016, by industry sector. In 2016, about 12,300 hectares of land in Canada suffered deforestation due to agriculture.

Land area suffering deforestation in Canada due to industry, by industry sector in 2016

Area of deforestation (in hectares)
Agriculture12,300
Mining, Oil and gas12,300
Built-up*6,600
Hydroelectric4,500
Forestry**1,400
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

* Includes industrial, institutional or commercial developments as well as municipal urban development, recreation (ski hills and golf courses) and transportation.
** Forestry numbers result from the creation of permanent forestry access roads.

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