Serbia is considered to be a middle-forested country. From the total area of its territory, 29.1% (in Vojvodina 7,1%, and in Central Serbia 37,6%) are covered by forest (acc. to the National Forest Inventory of the Republic of Serbia, 2009).
Forest coverage is, when compared on a global scale, similar to world forest coverage which accounts for 30%, but it is considerably lower than the European 46% (2000). The increase in forest cover compared to the referent year of 1979 is 5.2%, which undoubtedly resulted in a positive impact on the condition and quality of the living environment in general. In relation to the number of inhabitants, the forest cover makes 0.3 ha per inhabitant (11.11 ha in Russia, 6.93 ha in Norway, 5.91 ha in Finland, 1.38 ha in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 1.38 ha in Croatia).
The total forest area in Serbia is 2,252,000 hа. Thereof, 1,194,000 hа or 53% are state-owned, and 1,058,387 hа or 47% are privately-owned.
SE "Srbijašume" Belgrade manages state forests and forest land on an area of 892,598.01 hа and performs professional activities in private forests on an area 1,149,762,00 hа (stated on 31st Dec 2014).