Soil erosion by water - area eroded by more than 10 tonnes per hectare per year

The indicator assesses the soil loss by water erosion processes (rainsplash, sheetwash and rills) and gives an indication of the area affected by a certain rate of soil erosion (moderate to severe, i.e. >10 tonnes/hectare/year in the OECD definition). This area is expressed in km2 and as a percentage of the total non-artificial area in the country.

Data host: 

Eurostat

Unit of Measurement: 

km2

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Statistical office