Hunting, fishing and forestry
Forests cover nearly a half (49.0%) of the Estonian land territory. In 2014, the total forest area was 2.3 million hectares and the total growing stock was 481 million cubic metres. The most common stands were pine (33.0% of the total area of stands), birch (30.7%), spruce (16.9%) and grey alder stands (9.1%). According to the UN FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), based on forest coverage (share of forest area in land area), Estonia ranks sixth in Europe after Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Montenegro and Latvia. Forests provide 35,000 jobs in the forestry sector and many jobs also indirectly in transport, tourism, sports and other sectors.