FSC and PEFC are different forest certification schemes and there are some forest areas around the world that choose to hold both types of certification.

For this reason, FSC and PEFC agreed in 2016 to publish mutually approved estimates of forest area certified under both schemes on a yearly basis for statistical purposes.

According to the latest data from mid-2020, forest area holding both FSC and PEFC/PEFC-endorsed certification is approximately 95 million hectares, an increase of 3% since mid-2019.

Please note that the data include only the forest area certified by FSC or PEFC-endorsed systems from 2016 to 2020, excluding any other schemes. The list includes only countries where forest area is certified under both schemes and the data should be regarded as best estimates.

Estimated Common Forest Area with both FSC Certification and PEFC/PEFC-endorsed Certification (2016 - 2020)

Country

End 2016

Mid-2017

Mid-2018

Mid-2019

Mid-2020

Argentina

0

0

188,625

218,151

218,142

Australia

1,040,000

1,074,071

1,077,058

1,071,010

1,039,467

Belarus

7,672,207

8,023,853

8,036,556

8,327,266

8,550,340

Brazil

2,500,000

2,491,572

3,566,029

3,566,029

3,889,635

Canada

17,491,172

17,491,172

23,132,933

19,724,028

19,778,377

Chile

1,908,549

1,908,549

1,908,549

1,915,480

1,915,479

China

0

45,730

185,240

198,785

97,604

Czechia

50,751

50,751

51,792

62,334

60,632

Denmark

208,794

208,762

212,394

214,514

223,502

Estonia

1,011,494

1,063,407

1,126,015

1,115,876

1,036,626

Finland

1,233,000

1,281,799

1,581,434

1,623,311

1,917,429

France

24,612

24,612

51,594

52,162

63,918

Gabon

0

0

0

596,822

596,822

Germany

893,111

895,682

972,369

1,123,187

1,123,187

Ireland

376,108

376,108

376,108

376,108

438,541

Italy

32,569

51,582

52,063

52,068

58,339

Japan

0

44,651

44,651

44,417

44,420

Latvia

845,038

843,928

844,106

845,308

867,297

Luxembourg

13,500

15,348

15,795

15,795

17,150

Malaysia

126,940

126,940

127,120

136,940

116,697

New Zealand

0

5,272

417,262

591,756

3,240

Netherlands

0

0

0

0

621,237

Norway

411,000

411,000

445,874

445,874

642,438

Poland

6,870,607

6,917,105

6,923,784

6,738,985

6,731,801

Portugal

245,267

249,782

243,548

265,405

258,609

Russian Federation

8,964,595

9,157,130

12,564,636

19,157,965

35,310

Slovakia

9,000

88,098

87,349

130,398

19,890,160

Slovenia

106,041

13,000

252,000

252,000

237,146

Spain

157,641

131,828

143,839

167,293

266,279

South Korea

0

0

0

0

211,127

Sweden

7,200,000

7,200,000

11,200,000

12,181,095

12,916,381

Switzerland

208,949

208,949

240,386

211,496

214,522

United Kingdom

1,400,000

1,410,288

1,413,666

1,496,736

1,596,438

United States of America

8,886,456

8,819,910

8,782,900

9,071,019

9,150,972

Uruguay

253,671

488,142

391,134

528,620

528,620

TOTAL

70,144,072

71,067,491

86,656,809

92,518,233

95,357,882