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OECD in Figures 2008

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This 20th edition of OECD in Figures is an original, simple to use, pocket data book. It is a primary statistical source. As with all OECD data, it is compiled and checked by our experts, so that decision-makers in government, research and business know they can rely on it.

The 2008 edition of OECD in Figures contains key data ranging from economic growth and employment to education and migration. There are comparable tables on the environment, science, public finances, and on every theme the organisation is working on. For added perspective, OECD in Figures includes a selection of graphs, highlighting key challenges, such as public debt, climate change and development aid.

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OECD in Figures 2008 > Environment > Resources, latest available year1
  Land Forest Threatened species Water
  Total area Major protected areas2 Nitrogenous fertilisers use Pesticides use Wooded area Use of forest resources Mammals Birds Water withdrawal Total fish catches Public waste water plants
  Thousand km² % of territorial area t / km² of agricultural land t / km² of agricultural land % of land area Harvest / annual growth % of known species % of known species % of gross annual availability % of world catches % of population connected
                       
Australia3 7741 13.0 0.2 0.01 21 0.6 24 13 5 0.2 ..
Austria 84 28.0 3.2 0.10 47 0.7 22 28 5 - 89
Belgium 31 3.3 10.6 0.69 22 0.9 36 25 32 - 55
Canada 9985 6.7 2.5 0.06 34 0.4 20 10 2 1.2 72
Czech Republic 79 15.8 6.8 0.10 34 0.7 20 50 12 - 74
Denmark4 43 2.0 7.4 0.11 12 0.7 22 16 4 1.0 88
Finland 338 8.2 7.0 0.07 74 0.7 11 13 2 0.1 81
France 552 11.8 7.5 0.28 28 0.6 19 19 18 0.6 80
Germany 357 55.7 10.5 0.17 32 0.5 38 27 19 0.3 93
Greece 132 2.8 2.7 0.12 29 0.6 38 2 12 0.1 56
Hungary 93 8.9 5.8 0.17 22 0.5 38 15 5 - 60
Iceland 103 5.6 0.6 0.00 - - - 44 - 1.7 57
Ireland 70 0.5 8.1 0.05 10 0.7 2 5 2 0.3 70
Italy 301 12.5 4.2 0.52 34 0.5 41 18 44 0.3 69
Japan 378 8.0 9.2 1.28 68 0.4 23 13 20 4.5 69
Korea 99 3.8 18.8 1.23 63 0.1 11 6 40 1.8 83
Luxembourg 3 17.0 - 0.33 34 0.5 52 23 3 - 95
Mexico 1964 8.6 1.1 0.04 33 0.2 32 16 16 1.4 36
Netherlands 42 15.6 13.4 0.41 11 0.6 19 22 12 0.5 99
New Zealand 268 19.5 1.8 0.02 31 .. 18 21 1 0.6 80
Norway5 324 4.6 10.0 0.08 31 0.5 14 16 01 2.6 77
Poland 313 28.1 6.3 0.07 30 0.6 14 8 18 0.2 61
Portugal 92 4.9 2.3 0.42 41 0.8 26 38 12 0.2 65
Slovak Republic 49 25.2 4.6 0.21 40 0.5 22 14 01 - 56
Spain 505 7.7 3.3 0.14 36 0.5 13 27 34 0.9 92
Sweden 450 9.2 5.1 0.05 67 0.7 18 17 1 0.3 86
Switzerland 41 28.7 3.6 0.10 31 0.8 33 36 5 - 97
Turkey 784 3.9 3.3 0.06 13 0.5 14 4 19 0.5 42
United Kingdom6 244 18.3 5.9 0.19 12 0.6 16 16 18 0.7 97
United States 9632 19.5 2.6 0.08 33 0.6 17 12 19 5.2 71
G7 21448 13.1 3.3 0.12 34 0.5 .. .. 12 12.9 76
EU15 3243 14.3 6.0 0.23 39 0.6 .. .. 19 5.5 84
OECD total7 35096 12.4 2.2 0.07 31 0.6 .. .. 11 25.3 71
1. Figures for the latest available year; they include provisional figures and Secretariat estimates; varying definitions can limit the comparability across countries.
2. IUCN management categories I-VI and protected areas without IUCN category assignment.
3. For major protected areas: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park included.
4. For total area and major protected areas: Greenland excluded.
5. For total area and major protected areas: Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Bouvet islands excluded.
6. For pesticides and threatened species: Great Britain only. For water withdrawal and population connected to public waste water plants: England and Wales only.
7. For use of forest resources and population connected to public waste water plants: partial totals.
.. Not available or not applicable.
- Nil or negligible.
Sources:
OECD Environmental Data Compendium 2008, OECD, Paris, 2008;
OECD Key Environmental Indicators 2008, OECD, Paris, 2008.
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