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Agriculture > Livestock > Annual freshwater withdrawals, total > Billion cubic meters: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 761 2011
2 China 554.1 2011
3 United States 478.4 2011
4 European Union 238.29 2011
South Asia average (profile) 200.2 2011
5 Pakistan 183.5 2011
6 Indonesia 113.3 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 105.25 2011
7 Iran 93.3 2011
8 Japan 90.04 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 88.49 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 87.17 2011
9 Vietnam 82.03 2011
10 Philippines 81.56 2011
11 Mexico 79.8 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 74.77 2011
12 Egypt 68.3 2011
13 Russia 66.2 2011
14 Iraq 66 2011
15 Brazil 58.07 2011
16 Thailand 57.31 2011
17 Uzbekistan 56 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 54.88 2011
18 Canada 45.97 2011
19 Italy 45.41 2011
20 Turkey 40.1 2011
21 Ukraine 38.48 2011
22 Sudan 37.14 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 36.34 2011
23 Bangladesh 35.87 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 35.02 2011
24 Burma 33.23 2011
25 Argentina 32.57 2011
26 Spain 32.46 2011
27 Germany 32.3 2011
28 France 31.62 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 29.11 2011
29 Turkmenistan 27.95 2011
30 South Korea 25.47 2011
31 Saudi Arabia 23.67 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 22.89 2011
32 Australia 22.58 2011
failed states average (profile) 22.25 2011
33 Kazakhstan 21.14 2011
34 Afghanistan 20.28 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 20.02 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 19.89 2011
35 Peru 19.34 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 17.27 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 17.15 2011
36 Syria 16.76 2011
37 Ecuador 15.25 2011
38 Madagascar 14.68 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 14.44 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 13.67 2011
39 Malaysia 13.21 2011
40 United Kingdom 12.99 2011
41 Sri Lanka 12.95 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 12.91 2011
42 Colombia 12.65 2011
43 Morocco 12.61 2011
44 South Africa 12.5 2011
45 Azerbaijan 12.21 2011
46 Poland 11.96 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 11.87 2011
47 Tajikistan 11.49 2011
48 Chile 11.34 2011
49 Netherlands 10.61 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 10.38 2011
50 Nigeria 10.31 2011
51 Kyrgyzstan 10.08 2011
52 Nepal 9.79 2011
53 Greece 9.47 2011
Europe average (profile) 9.32 2011
54 Venezuela 9.06 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 8.88 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 8.7 2011
55 North Korea 8.66 2011
European Union average (profile) 8.51 2011
56 Portugal 8.46 2011
57 Cuba 7.55 2011
58 Romania 6.88 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 6.82 2011
59 Mali 6.55 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.29 2011
60 Belgium 6.22 2011
61 Algeria 6.16 2011
62 Bulgaria 6.12 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 6.02 2011
63 Hungary 5.59 2011
64 Ethiopia 5.56 2011
65 Tanzania 5.18 2011
66 New Zealand 4.75 2011
67 Belarus 4.34 2011
68 Libya 4.33 2011
69 Laos 4.26 2011
70 Zimbabwe 4.21 2011
71 Serbia 4.12 2011
72 United Arab Emirates 4 2011
73 Uruguay 3.66 2011
74 Austria 3.66 2011
75 Yemen 3.56 2011
76 Dominican Republic 3.48 2011
77 Somalia 3.3 2011
78 Norway 2.94 2011
79 Guatemala 2.93 2011
80 Tunisia 2.85 2011
81 Armenia 2.83 2011
82 Kenya 2.73 2011
83 Costa Rica 2.68 2011
84 Sweden 2.62 2011
85 Switzerland 2.61 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 2.6 2011
86 Lithuania 2.38 2011
87 Niger 2.36 2011
88 Senegal 2.22 2011
89 Cambodia 2.18 2011
90 Bolivia 2.03 2011
91 Israel 1.95 2011
92 Moldova 1.92 2011
93 Albania 1.84 2011
94 Georgia 1.81 2011
95 Estonia 1.8 2011
96 Zambia 1.74 2011
97 Czech Republic 1.7 2011
98 Guyana 1.64 2011
99 Finland 1.63 2011
100 Guinea 1.62 2011
101 Mauritania 1.6 2011
102 Cote d'Ivoire 1.41 2011
103 El Salvador 1.38 2011
104 Oman 1.32 2011
105 Lebanon 1.31 2011
106 Nicaragua 1.29 2011
107 Haiti 1.2 2011
108 Honduras 1.19 2011
109 East Timor 1.17 2011
110 Swaziland 1.04 2011
111 Republic of Macedonia 1.03 2011
112 Puerto Rico 0.995 2011
113 Burkina Faso 0.985 2011
114 Ghana 0.982 2011
115 Malawi 0.97 2011
116 Cameroon 0.959 2011
117 Slovenia 0.942 2011
118 Jordan 0.941 2011
119 Kuwait 0.913 2011
120 Ireland 0.79 2011
121 Mozambique 0.744 2011
122 Mauritius 0.725 2011
123 Slovakia 0.688 2011
124 Suriname 0.67 2011
125 Denmark 0.66 2011
126 Angola 0.64 2011
127 Croatia 0.631 2011
128 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.622 2011
129 Jamaica 0.585 2011
130 Eritrea 0.582 2011
131 Sierra Leone 0.493 2011
132 Paraguay 0.49 2011
133 Panama 0.452 2011
134 Qatar 0.444 2011
135 Mongolia 0.428 2011
136 Latvia 0.413 2011
137 Papua New Guinea 0.392 2011
138 Chad 0.367 2011
139 Bahrain 0.357 2011
140 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.339 2011
141 Bhutan 0.338 2011
142 Uganda 0.317 2011
143 Namibia 0.3 2011
144 Burundi 0.288 2011
145 Trinidad and Tobago 0.232 2011
146 Botswana 0.194 2011
147 Singapore 0.19 2011
148 Cyprus 0.184 2011
149 Liberia 0.178 2011
150 Guinea-Bissau 0.175 2011
151 Togo 0.169 2011
152 Iceland 0.165 2011
153 Montenegro 0.161 2011
=154 Rwanda 0.15 2011
=154 Belize 0.15 2011
=156 Gabon 0.13 2011
=156 Benin 0.13 2011
158 Brunei 0.092 2011
159 Fiji 0.0817 2011
160 The Gambia 0.0713 2011
161 Central African Republic 0.0668 2011
162 Barbados 0.0609 2011
163 Luxembourg 0.0602 2011
164 Malta 0.0539 2011
165 Lesotho 0.05 2011
166 Republic of the Congo 0.046 2011
167 Cape Verde 0.022 2011
168 Djibouti 0.019 2011
169 Equatorial Guinea 0.0174 2011
=170 Dominica 0.0166 2011
=170 Saint Lucia 0.0166 2011
172 Seychelles 0.0137 2011
=173 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.01 2011
=173 Grenada 0.01 2011
=173 Comoros 0.01 2011
176 Sao Tome and Principe 0.007 2011
177 Maldives 0.0059 2011
=178 Monaco 0.005 2011
=178 Antigua and Barbuda 0.005 2011

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"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Livestock > Annual freshwater withdrawals, total > Billion cubic meters. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organization. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Livestock/Annual-freshwater-withdrawals,-total/Billion-cubic-meters

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