Deforestation represents a negligible percentage of the total forest area in Slovenia. The annual average in the last decade is approximately 360 ha. Until 2008, most deforestation was a result of construction of infrastructure facilities. In 2008, an unprecedented increase in deforestation for agricultural purposes occurred, which accounted for 85% of all deforested areas in 2009. The percentage has remained high ever since, still accounting for 73% in 2015. Until now, deforestation has mostly been carried out with the consent of the competent institutions.