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Agriculture > Livestock > Annual freshwater withdrawals, total > Billion cubic meters per million: 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 correspond to the most recent year available for 1987-2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Turkmenistan 5.47 2011
2 Iraq 2.08 2011
3 Guyana 2.07 2011
4 Uzbekistan 1.91 2011
5 Kyrgyzstan 1.83 2011
6 United States 1.54 2011
7 Tajikistan 1.47 2011
8 Estonia 1.34 2011
9 Canada 1.33 2011
10 Azerbaijan 1.33 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.28 2011
11 Kazakhstan 1.28 2011
12 Suriname 1.26 2011
13 Iran 1.24 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.23 2011
14 Uruguay 1.08 2011
15 New Zealand 1.08 2011
16 Pakistan 1.04 2011
17 Sudan 1.02 2011
18 Australia 1.01 2011
19 Ecuador 1 2011
20 East Timor 0.997 2011
21 Armenia 0.954 2011
22 Vietnam 0.934 2011
23 Thailand 0.861 2011
24 Egypt 0.86 2011
25 Swaziland 0.86 2011
26 Philippines 0.858 2011
27 Saudi Arabia 0.853 2011
28 Ukraine 0.842 2011
29 Greece 0.838 2011
30 Bulgaria 0.833 2011
31 Portugal 0.802 2011
32 Argentina 0.8 2011
33 Lithuania 0.785 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.772 2011
34 Syria 0.763 2011
35 Italy 0.748 2011
36 Libya 0.709 2011
37 Japan 0.704 2011
38 Spain 0.703 2011
39 Afghanistan 0.697 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.689 2011
40 Madagascar 0.677 2011
41 Cuba 0.67 2011
42 Mexico 0.669 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.656 2011
43 Chile 0.655 2011
44 Laos 0.653 2011
45 Peru 0.653 2011
46 Netherlands 0.636 2011
47 Burma 0.635 2011
48 India 0.623 2011
49 Sri Lanka 0.621 2011
South Asia average (profile) 0.612 2011
50 Norway 0.593 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.593 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.591 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.583 2011
51 Albania 0.583 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.572 2011
52 Serbia 0.568 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 0.567 2011
53 Costa Rica 0.566 2011
54 Mauritius 0.564 2011
55 Belgium 0.563 2011
56 Hungary 0.561 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 0.56 2011
57 Turkey 0.549 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.548 2011
58 Moldova 0.538 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 0.534 2011
59 Iceland 0.517 2011
60 South Korea 0.512 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.495 2011
61 Republic of Macedonia 0.489 2011
62 France 0.484 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 0.479 2011
Europe average (profile) 0.476 2011
63 Belize 0.474 2011
64 European Union 0.469 2011
65 Indonesia 0.465 2011
66 Bhutan 0.463 2011
67 Russia 0.463 2011
68 Malaysia 0.459 2011
69 Slovenia 0.459 2011
70 Belarus 0.458 2011
71 Mali 0.454 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.454 2011
72 United Arab Emirates 0.448 2011
European Union average (profile) 0.441 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 0.439 2011
73 Oman 0.437 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 0.436 2011
74 Austria 0.434 2011
75 Mauritania 0.432 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.419 2011
failed states average (profile) 0.413 2011
76 China 0.412 2011
77 Georgia 0.404 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 0.398 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.398 2011
78 Germany 0.395 2011
79 Morocco 0.393 2011
80 Nepal 0.36 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 0.357 2011
81 North Korea 0.352 2011
82 Dominican Republic 0.343 2011
83 Somalia 0.333 2011
84 Switzerland 0.33 2011
85 Romania 0.322 2011
86 Zimbabwe 0.315 2011
87 Poland 0.31 2011
88 Venezuela 0.307 2011
89 Finland 0.303 2011
90 Lebanon 0.299 2011
91 Brazil 0.295 2011
92 Kuwait 0.292 2011
93 Sweden 0.277 2011
94 Bahrain 0.276 2011
95 Puerto Rico 0.269 2011
96 Colombia 0.269 2011
97 Tunisia 0.267 2011
98 Montenegro 0.259 2011
99 Israel 0.252 2011
100 South Africa 0.247 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.237 2011
101 Bangladesh 0.235 2011
102 Dominica 0.232 2011
103 Qatar 0.232 2011
104 Brunei 0.226 2011
105 El Salvador 0.22 2011
106 Nicaragua 0.218 2011
107 Barbados 0.216 2011
108 Jamaica 0.216 2011
109 United Kingdom 0.207 2011
110 Latvia 0.201 2011
111 Guatemala 0.199 2011
112 Bolivia 0.196 2011
113 Trinidad and Tobago 0.174 2011
114 Ireland 0.173 2011
115 Senegal 0.167 2011
116 Cyprus 0.165 2011
117 Algeria 0.163 2011
118 Czech Republic 0.162 2011
119 Seychelles 0.157 2011
120 Mongolia 0.155 2011
121 Honduras 0.154 2011
122 Yemen 0.153 2011
123 Jordan 0.152 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.152 2011
124 Cambodia 0.15 2011
125 Croatia 0.147 2011
126 Guinea 0.145 2011
127 Niger 0.143 2011
128 Namibia 0.135 2011
129 Monaco 0.134 2011
130 Malta 0.129 2011
131 Zambia 0.128 2011
132 Slovakia 0.127 2011
133 Panama 0.121 2011
134 Haiti 0.12 2011
135 Denmark 0.118 2011
136 Luxembourg 0.116 2011
137 Tanzania 0.112 2011
138 Guinea-Bissau 0.108 2011
139 Eritrea 0.0981 2011
140 Botswana 0.0976 2011
141 Grenada 0.0952 2011
142 Fiji 0.0941 2011
143 Saint Lucia 0.0926 2011
144 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0914 2011
145 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0883 2011
146 Sierra Leone 0.0841 2011
147 Gabon 0.0816 2011
148 Paraguay 0.0745 2011
149 Cote d'Ivoire 0.0727 2011
150 Kenya 0.0651 2011
151 Nigeria 0.0628 2011
152 Malawi 0.0627 2011
153 Ethiopia 0.0622 2011
154 Burkina Faso 0.0616 2011
155 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0567 2011
156 Papua New Guinea 0.0559 2011
157 Cameroon 0.0453 2011
158 Cape Verde 0.0448 2011
159 Liberia 0.0438 2011
160 The Gambia 0.0411 2011
161 Ghana 0.0396 2011
162 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0382 2011
163 Singapore 0.0367 2011
164 Angola 0.0317 2011
165 Chad 0.0304 2011
166 Mozambique 0.0303 2011
167 Burundi 0.0302 2011
168 Togo 0.0261 2011
169 Lesotho 0.0246 2011
170 Equatorial Guinea 0.0243 2011
171 Djibouti 0.0224 2011
172 Maldives 0.0178 2011
173 Central African Republic 0.0151 2011
174 Comoros 0.0143 2011
175 Rwanda 0.0135 2011
176 Benin 0.0133 2011
177 Republic of the Congo 0.0109 2011
178 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.00973 2011
179 Uganda 0.00903 2011

Citation

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

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