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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Environment > Freshwater stats

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  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Agriculture > % of total freshwater withdrawal: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for agriculture are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Domestic > % of total freshwater withdrawal: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for domestic uses include drinking water, municipal use or supply, and use for public services, commercial establishments, and homes. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Industry > % of total freshwater withdrawal: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for industry are total withdrawals for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > % of internal resources: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for agriculture and industry are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production and for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). Withdrawals for domestic uses include drinking water, municipal use or supply, and use for public services, commercial establishments, and homes. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters: Annual freshwater withdrawals refer to total water withdrawals, not counting evaporation losses from storage basins. Withdrawals also include water from desalination plants in countries where they are a significant source. Withdrawals can exceed 100 percent of total renewable resources where extraction from nonrenewable aquifers or desalination plants is considerable or where there is significant water reuse. Withdrawals for agriculture and industry are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production and for direct industrial use (including withdrawals for cooling thermoelectric plants). Withdrawals for domestic uses include drinking water, municipal use or supply, and use for public services, commercial establishments, and homes. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002."
  • Renewable internal freshwater resources > Total > Billion cubic meters: Renewable internal freshwater resources flows refer to internal renewable resources (internal river flows and groundwater from rainfall) in the country.
  • Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters: Renewable internal freshwater resources flows refer to internal renewable resources (internal river flows and groundwater from rainfall) in the country. Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita are calculated using the World Bank's population estimates.
  • Withdrawal per million: . Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Annual freshwater withdrawals > Agriculture > % of total freshwater withdrawal 62.46%
Ranked 83th. 51% more than United States
41.26%
Ranked 107th.

Annual freshwater withdrawals > Domestic > % of total freshwater withdrawal 19.68%
Ranked 53th. 55% more than United States
12.7%
Ranked 83th.

Annual freshwater withdrawals > Industry > % of total freshwater withdrawal 17.87%
Ranked 42nd.
46.05%
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than Japan

Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > % of internal resources 20.57%
Ranked 54th. 20% more than United States
17.12%
Ranked 61st.
Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters 88.43
Ranked 6th.
479.29
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Japan
Renewable internal freshwater resources > Total > Billion cubic meters 430
Ranked 20th.
2,800
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than Japan

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 3,367.16
Ranked 79th.
9,199.18
Ranked 55th. 3 times more than Japan

Withdrawal 88.43
Ranked 5th.
477
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Japan
Withdrawal > Agricultural 62%
Ranked 86th. 51% more than United States
41%
Ranked 108th.
Withdrawal > Domestic 20%
Ranked 46th. 54% more than United States
13%
Ranked 68th.
Withdrawal > Industrial 18%
Ranked 21st.
46%
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Japan
Withdrawal per million 0.697
Ranked 36th.
1.69
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Japan

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organisation, AQUASTAT data.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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