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Forest in Korea

Korean Forests at a Glance

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Forest's Function of Public Benefit

The forests provide public benefits worth of 109 trillion KRW
  • Forest’s Public benefits for a year ▶ About 9% of the GDP (126 trillion Korean Won
  • Our forest absorbs 10.3% of our total GHG emission
  • Each year, 2.16 million KRW of forest welfare benefit is provided per each citizen

Total Estimate:109,007 billion KRW(2010) ,Carbon Absortion, Oxygen Production and Air Purification 22,063 billion KRW(20%),Watershed Conservation 20,210 billion KRW(19%),Forest Landscape 15,171 billion KRW(14%),Forest Recreation 14,607 billion KRW(13%),Soil Erosion Prevention 14,336 billion KRW(13%),Landslide Prevention 6,693 billion KRW(6%),Water Purification 6,547 billion KRW(6%),Biodiversity Conservation 5,275 billion KRW(5%),Animal Protection 2,424 billion KRW(2%),Forest Therapy 1,682 billion KRW(2%)

Forest's Public Benefits by Year 1990year(23.37),1992year(27.61),1995year(34.611),2000year(49.951),2003year(58.8813),2005year(65.9066),2008year(73.1799),2010year(109.07)

Forest Status by Ownership

Area

(Unit : 1,000 ha)

Forest Status by Ownership
Classifi
cation
Total National Forest Public Forest Private Forest
Total Indispens
able
Dispens
able
Other Govt.
Authority
Total Provincial
Forest
County Forest
2006 6,389 1,497 1,274 91 133 489 152 337 4.403
2007 6,382 1,509 1,296 80 133 489 154 335 4,384
2008 6,375 1,518 1,317 70 131 488 154 334 4,368
2009 6,370 1,530 1,339 60 131 489 154 334 4,353
2010 6,369 1,543 1,354 56 133 488 154 333 4,338
2015 6,335 1,617 1,437 33 146 467 162 304 4,250
Growing Stock

(Unit : 1,000㎥)

Forest Status by Ownership
Classification Total National Forest Public Forest Private Forest
Total Indispens
able
Dispens
able
Other Govt.
Authority
Total Provincial
Forest
County Forest
2006 525,832 159,070 139,818 8,371 10,881 41,903 14,243 27,661 324,859
2007 624,398 187,072 161,502 13,454 12,116 47,447 15,778 31,669 389,879
2008 659,120 196,521 172,282 11,611 12,628 50,056 16,775 33,280 412,543
2009 659,120 206,983 182,196 11,417 13,370 52,862 17,683 35,178 436,983
2010 800,025 229,113 205,986 7,541 15,585 60,179 19,553 40,626 510,734
2015 924,809 264,191 238,190 5,090 20,910 72,831 25,521 47,309 587,787

Note : The next edition of Forest Basic Statistics will be released when the 6th National Forest Inventory is completed in 2015 over a period of five years

Forest Status by Forest Types

Area

(Unit : 1,000 ha)

Forest Status by Forest Types
Classifi
cation
Total Stocked
Forest
Land
Un-Stocked
Forest
Land
Bamboo
Stand
Total Coni
ferous
Deci
deous
Mixed Total Non-
stocked
Denud
ed
Recl
aimed
Miscel
laneous
2006 6,389 6,224 2,695 1,660 1,869 158 40 2 0 116 7
2007 6,382 6,210 2,687 1,662 1,862 166 45 2 0 119 7
2008 6,375 6,192 2,680 1,659 1,853 175 45 2 0 119 7
2009 6,370 6,173 2,672 1,657 1,844 190 52 2 0 136 7
2010 6,369 6,164 2,581 1,719 1,865 197 56 2 0 139 7
2015 6,340 6,080 2,340 2,030 1,710 239 87 0 0 151 21
Growing Stock

(Unit : 1,000㎥)

Forest Status by Forest Types
Classifi
cation
Total Stocked Forest Land
Total Coniferous Decideous Mixed
2006 525,832 525,832 225,764 141,046 159,023
2007 624,398 624,398 273,081 165,730 185,588
2008 659,120 659,120 290,441 173,421 195,259
2009 696,828 696,828 309,789 181,629 205,410
2010 800,025 800,025 336,337 215,319 248,369
2015 924,875 924,875 403,971 263,738 257,100

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