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Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Domestic > % of total freshwater withdrawal: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Maldives 97.05% 1987
2 Djibouti 84.2% 2000
3 Equatorial Guinea 83% 2000
4 Puerto Rico 82.88% 2000
5 Central African Republic 80% 2007
6 Malta 79% 2000
7 Lithuania 77.78% 2007
8 Congo, Republic of the 69.57% 2007
9 Trinidad and Tobago 67.74% 2007
10 Panama 67.07% 2007
11 Virgin Islands 65.58% 2000
12 Seychelles 65.04% 2003
13 Antigua and Barbuda 60% 1992
14 Estonia 56.96% 2007
15 Papua New Guinea 56.34% 2007
16 Latvia 53.33% 2007
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo 52.78% 2007
18 Togo 52.66% 2007
19 Colombia 50.33% 2007
20 Gabon 50% 2007
21 Bahrain 49.77% 2007
22 New Zealand 48.34% 2007
23 Comoros 48% 1999
24 Venezuela 45.52% 2007
25 Singapore 45% 1975
26 Kuwait 43.86% 2007
27 Uganda 43% 2002
28 Botswana 40.72% 2007
29 Czech Republic 40.7% 2007
30 Lesotho 40% 2007
31 Qatar 39.19% 2007
32 Sweden 36.82% 2007
33 Israel 36.44% 2007
34 Austria 35.07% 2007
35 Jamaica 34.15% 2007
=36 Barbados 33% 2000
=36 Iceland 33% 2000
38 Denmark 32.28% 2007
39 Dominican Republic 32.15% 2007
40 Benin 31.54% 2007
41 South Africa 31.24% 2007
42 Jordan 30.96% 2007
43 Armenia 29.83% 2007
44 Mauritius 29.52% 2007
45 Costa Rica 29.48% 2007
46 Lebanon 29.01% 2007
47 Cyprus 27.42% 2000
48 Liberia 27.27% 2007
49 Albania 26.9% 2007
European Union average (profile) 26.32% 2000
50 El Salvador 25% 2007
51 Namibia 24.33% 2007
52 Switzerland 24.12% 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 24.07% 2007
53 Rwanda 24% 2007
54 Ghana 23.93% 2007
55 Cote d'Ivoire 23.66% 2007
56 Belarus 23.3% 2007
57 Ireland 23% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 22.99% 2007
58 The Gambia 22.88% 2007
59 Norway 22.83% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 22.73% 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 22.56% 2007
60 Georgia 22.09% 2007
61 Algeria 21.91% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 21.9% 2007
62 United Kingdom 21.7% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 21.53% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 21.2% 2007
63 Nigeria 21.1% 2007
64 Mongolia 20.45% 2007
65 Paraguay 20.41% 2007
66 Brazil 20.27% 2007
67 Japan 19.68% 2007
68 Canada 19.56% 2007
69 Cuba 19.02% 2007
70 Russia 18.75% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.54% 2007
71 Italy 18.19% 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 18.18% 2007
72 Cameroon 18.18% 2007
failed states average (profile) 17.75% 2007
73 Chad 17.39% 2007
74 Mexico 17.37% 2007
75 Kenya 17.18% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 17.13% 2007
76 Burundi 17.01% 2007
77 Malaysia 16.85% 2007
78 Argentina 16.82% 2007
79 Zambia 16.67% 2007
80 Philippines 16.58% 2007
81 Greece 16.34% 2007
82 France 15.72% 2007
83 Turkey 15.46% 2007
84 United Arab Emirates 15.43% 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 15.26% 2007
85 Malawi 14.85% 2007
86 Australia 14.71% 2007
87 Nicaragua 14.62% 2007
88 European Union 14.34% 2007
89 Libya 14.1% 2007
90 Zimbabwe 14.01% 2007
91 Fiji 14% 2000
92 Tunisia 13.83% 2007
93 Finland 13.73% 2007
94 Spain 13.44% 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 13.14% 2007
95 Guinea-Bissau 13.14% 2007
96 Burkina Faso 13% 2007
97 Poland 12.96% 2007
98 United States 12.7% 2007
99 Bolivia 12.51% 2007
100 Ecuador 12.49% 2007
101 Germany 12.35% 2007
102 Ukraine 12.15% 2007
103 Chile 11.31% 2007
104 Mozambique 11.11% 2007
105 Belgium 11% 1980
106 Tanzania 10.17% 2007
107 Oman 10.14% 2007
108 Morocco 9.76% 2007
109 Portugal 9.59% 2007
110 Moldova 9.52% 2007
111 Hungary 9.29% 2007
112 Mali 9.01% 2007
113 Saudi Arabia 9% 2007
114 Mauritania 8.82% 2007
115 Romania 8.63% 2007
116 Syria 8.54% 2007
117 Peru 8.35% 2007
118 Honduras 8.14% 2007
119 India 8.09% 2007
120 Indonesia 8% 2007
121 Guinea 7.95% 2007
122 Vietnam 7.76% 2007
123 Cape Verde 7.27% 2001
124 China 6.58% 2007
125 Iraq 6.52% 2007
126 Guatemala 6.47% 2007
127 Netherlands 6.17% 2007
128 Belize 6% 2000
129 Ethiopia 5.99% 2007
130 Eritrea 5.33% 2007
131 Sierra Leone 5.26% 2007
132 Haiti 5.05% 2007
133 Uzbekistan 4.75% 2007
134 Senegal 4.41% 2007
135 Laos 4.33% 2007
136 Azerbaijan 4.27% 2007
137 Niger 4.13% 2007
=138 Suriname 4% 2000
=138 Bhutan 4% 2000
South Asia average (profile) 3.75% 2007
140 Tajikistan 3.68% 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.21% 2007
141 Bangladesh 3.19% 2007
142 Kyrgyzstan 3.17% 2007
143 Bulgaria 3.05% 2007
144 Nepal 2.95% 2007
145 Madagascar 2.81% 2007
146 Sudan 2.65% 2007
147 Uruguay 2.54% 2007
148 Thailand 2.49% 2007
149 Sri Lanka 2.38% 2007
150 Swaziland 2.3% 2007
151 Pakistan 1.93% 2007
152 Afghanistan 1.81% 2007
153 Turkmenistan 1.7% 2007
154 Kazakhstan 1.69% 2007
155 Cambodia 1.47% 2007
156 Burma 1.23% 2007
157 Guyana 1% 2000
158 Somalia 0.45% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Domestic > % of total freshwater withdrawal. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organisation, AQUASTAT data. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Freshwater/Annual-freshwater-withdrawals/Domestic/%-of-total-freshwater-withdrawal

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