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Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Industry > % 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 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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Belgium 85% 1980
2 Finland 83.6% 2007
3 Poland 78.7% 2007
4 Bulgaria 78.19% 2007
5 Ireland 76.98% 2007
6 United Kingdom 75.37% 2007
7 France 74.47% 2007
8 Switzerland 73.93% 2007
9 Belize 73% 2000
10 Canada 68.68% 2007
11 Germany 67.86% 2007
12 Norway 66.67% 2007
13 Austria 63.98% 2007
14 Russia 63.46% 2007
15 Iceland 60% 2000
16 Netherlands 59.95% 2007
17 Hungary 58.64% 2007
18 Moldova 57.58% 2007
19 Czech Republic 56.98% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 55.29% 2007
20 Sweden 54.39% 2007
21 Singapore 51% 1975
22 European Union 50.84% 2007
23 Belarus 46.59% 2007
24 United States 46.05% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 45.99% 2007
European Union average (profile) 45.19% 2000
25 Barbados 44% 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 43.91% 2000
26 Papua New Guinea 42.25% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 40.52% 2007
27 Lesotho 40% 2007
28 Estonia 37.97% 2007
29 Italy 36.71% 2007
30 Ukraine 35.38% 2007
31 Romania 34.38% 2007
32 Latvia 33.33% 2007
33 Virgin Islands 29.87% 2000
34 Seychelles 27.64% 2003
35 Mongolia 27.27% 2007
36 Trinidad and Tobago 25.81% 2007
37 China 25.7% 2007
38 Denmark 25.2% 2007
39 Chile 25.18% 2007
40 Vietnam 24.13% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 23.9% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 23.52% 2007
41 Benin 23.08% 2007
42 Congo, Republic of the 21.74% 2007
43 Malaysia 21.06% 2007
44 Antigua and Barbuda 20% 1992
45 Azerbaijan 19.33% 2007
46 Spain 18.52% 2007
47 Liberia 18.18% 2007
48 Botswana 18.04% 2007
49 Brazil 17.96% 2007
50 Japan 17.87% 2007
51 Costa Rica 17.16% 2007
52 Jamaica 17.07% 2007
53 Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.67% 2007
54 Kazakhstan 16.51% 2007
=55 Central African Republic 16% 2007
=55 Uganda 16% 2002
57 Equatorial Guinea 15.7% 2000
58 El Salvador 15.63% 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 15.18% 2007
59 Lithuania 14.81% 2007
60 Iraq 14.7% 2007
61 Fiji 14% 2000
62 Guatemala 13.43% 2007
63 Algeria 13.18% 2007
64 Georgia 12.83% 2007
65 Cuba 12.2% 2007
66 Portugal 12.17% 2007
67 Cote d'Ivoire 11.83% 2007
68 The Gambia 11.76% 2007
69 Honduras 11.63% 2007
70 Lebanon 11.45% 2007
71 Albania 11.11% 2007
72 Turkey 10.72% 2007
73 Nigeria 10.11% 2007
74 Peru 10.08% 2007
75 Australia 10.03% 2007
76 Ghana 9.67% 2007
77 New Zealand 9.48% 2007
78 Argentina 9.46% 2007
79 Philippines 9.43% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 9% 2007
80 Gabon 8.33% 2007
81 Paraguay 8.16% 2007
82 Cameroon 8.08% 2007
83 Rwanda 8% 2007
84 Zambia 7.47% 2007
85 Zimbabwe 7.09% 2007
86 Venezuela 7.05% 2007
87 Bolivia 6.88% 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.32% 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.21% 2007
failed states average (profile) 6.2% 2007
88 South Africa 6.05% 2007
89 Burundi 5.9% 2007
90 Israel 5.78% 2007
=91 Bahrain 5.67% 2007
=91 Laos 5.67% 2007
93 Mexico 5.48% 2007
94 India 5.45% 2007
95 Ecuador 5.3% 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 5.25% 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 5.14% 2007
96 Comoros 5% 1999
97 Malawi 4.95% 2007
98 Panama 4.88% 2007
99 Tajikistan 4.68% 2007
100 Namibia 4.67% 2007
101 Guinea-Bissau 4.57% 2007
102 Armenia 4.41% 2007
103 Tunisia 4.17% 2007
104 Jordan 4.08% 2007
105 Colombia 3.73% 2007
106 Kenya 3.66% 2007
107 Syria 3.56% 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.48% 2007
108 Greece 3.22% 2007
109 Kyrgyzstan 3.08% 2007
110 Libya 3.05% 2007
111 Saudi Arabia 3% 2007
=112 Maldives 2.94% 1987
=112 Mauritania 2.94% 2007
114 Morocco 2.86% 2007
115 Mauritius 2.76% 2007
116 Sierra Leone 2.63% 2007
117 Senegal 2.61% 2007
=118 Thailand 2.46% 2007
=118 Sri Lanka 2.46% 2007
120 Togo 2.37% 2007
121 Nicaragua 2.31% 2007
122 Kuwait 2.28% 2007
123 Uzbekistan 2.06% 2007
124 Pakistan 2.05% 2007
South Asia average (profile) 2.04% 2007
125 Suriname 2% 2000
126 Guinea 1.99% 2007
127 Cape Verde 1.82% 2001
128 Puerto Rico 1.81% 2000
129 Qatar 1.8% 2007
130 Dominican Republic 1.77% 2007
131 United Arab Emirates 1.73% 2007
132 Mozambique 1.59% 2007
133 Madagascar 1.54% 2007
134 Oman 1.44% 2007
135 Cyprus 1.42% 2000
136 Uruguay 1.27% 2007
137 Bhutan 1.17% 2000
138 Swaziland 1.15% 2007
139 Haiti 1.01% 2007
140 Malta 0.99% 2000
141 Mali 0.86% 2007
142 Turkmenistan 0.77% 2007
143 Burkina Faso 0.75% 2007
144 Sudan 0.7% 2007
145 Indonesia 0.68% 2007
146 Bangladesh 0.65% 2007
147 Nepal 0.59% 2007
148 Burma 0.54% 2007
149 Cambodia 0.49% 2007
150 Tanzania 0.48% 2007
151 Niger 0.46% 2007
152 Ethiopia 0.38% 2007
153 Eritrea 0.17% 2007
154 Somalia 0.06% 2007
=155 Afghanistan 0.0 2007
=155 Chad 0.0 2007
=155 Djibouti 0.0 2000
=155 Guyana 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Industry > % 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/Industry/%-of-total-freshwater-withdrawal

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