Rainforests - Statistics & Facts

Key insights

Share of tropical rainforests in the world's total forest area (by canopy coverage)
32% (tropical forest total: 51%)
Size of the Amazon rainforest
629 million hectares (526 mn primary forest)
Annual loss of tropical tree cover
-11.13 million hectares

Editor’s Picks Current statistics on this topic

Further recommended statistics

Rainforest coverage and physical properties

Flora and fauna

Deforestation, reforestation, and climate change


Get in touch with us. We are happy to help.
Statista Locations
Contact Meredith Alda
Meredith Alda
Sales Manager– Contact (United States)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)

Contact Yolanda Mega
Yolanda Mega
Operations Manager– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (SGT)

Contact Kisara Mizuno
Kisara Mizuno
Senior Business Development Manager– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 10:00am - 6:00pm (JST)

Contact Lodovica Biagi
Lodovica Biagi
Director of Operations– Contact (Europe)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5pm (GMT)

Contact Carolina Dulin
Carolina Dulin
Group Director - LATAM– Contact (Latin America)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)