The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked 6th in tree cover loss, accordingly to latest satellite data from the Global Forest Watch (GFW).
Between 2001 to 2014, the DRC lost 7,977,009 hectares of forest with the highest occurring in 2014.
The forestry sector contributed USD 85.1 million to the economy in 2011, which is approximately 0.6% of the GDP.
Thousands of people are directly employed by the forestry sector, according to 2011 data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The DRC has 19,441 million metric tons of carbon stocks in living forest biomass.
82.0% of GHG emissions in this Central African country came from land-use change and forestry in 2011, according to FAO data.