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Brazil: change in deforested area in the Amazon 2000-2019

The deforestation rate of the Brazilian Amazon increased 34 percent in 2019, compared to the previous year. This is the highest annual deforestation growth detected since the turn of the century. Except from 2017, when the reported deforested area was 12 percent lower than in the previous year, Brazil's Amazon deforestation has been speeding up since 2015.

Deforestation rate of the Brazilian Amazon from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Special properties

Estimates*; Only including the Legal Amazon area**

Supplementary notes

* Figures were calculated by Statista based on the source's data. Numbers were rounded.
** 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.

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