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Table 8 Forest areas and volumes of the six regions in eight NFIs

From: The national forest inventory in China: history - results - international context

Regions NFI1 NFI2 NFI3 NFI4 NFI5 NFI6 NFI7 NFI8
Forest areas (million ha)
 Total 119.78 113.31 122.68 131.73 156.84 172.79 193.33 205.56
 NO 15.43 16.40 17.12 18.17 20.37 23.29 27.61 29.74
 NE 25.16 25.02 25.79 26.43 29.18 29.85 31.63 32.71
 EA 19.39 16.42 19.29 21.56 26.99 28.65 30.51 32.07
 SC 25.72 23.18 23.14 26.28 32.83 36.04 40.03 42.46
 SW 25.90 24.64 28.74 30.71 37.14 42.39 46.31 49.06
 NW 8.18 7.65 8.62 8.58 10.33 12.57 17.24 19.52
Forest volumes (billion m3)
 Total 84.70 88.01 89.14 99.10 109.08 120.98 133.63 147.79
 NO 8.75 9.09 9.51 10.00 11.06 12.39 13.50 15.68
 NE 21.33 21.94 21.48 22.41 23.59 23.66 25.68 28.18
 EA 5.39 6.74 6.10 6.83 8.06 10.43 12.89 15.70
 SC 5.94 7.15 6.78 7.52 9.24 12.24 15.31 17.44
 SW 36.78 36.73 38.78 45.59 49.46 54.23 57.48 60.82
 NW 6.51 6.36 6.49 6.75 7.67 8.03 8.77 9.97
  1. NO northern region, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia, NE north-eastern region, including Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang, EA eastern region, including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jangxi, and Shandong, SC south-central region, including Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan, SW south-western region, including Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunan, and Tibet, NW north-western region, including Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang. The forests in Taiwan, Honghong and Macao are not included in this table