Other World Statistics
constitute slightly over 3.4 billion hectares or 27% of the global land
area. Total growing stock in 1990 was 384 billion cubic metres. Forests
of the developed regions represent 42% of the global forest area and 43%
of the growing stock. The share of the former USSR alone is 22% of the
overall forest area.
Data source: Finnish Forest Research Institute, 1995.