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Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > % of internal resources: 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 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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bahrain 8,935% 2007
2 United Arab Emirates 2,665.33% 2007
3 Turkmenistan 1,812.5% 2007
4 Saudi Arabia 986.08% 2007
5 Qatar 870.59% 2007
6 Libya 721% 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 464.78% 2007
7 Mauritania 425% 2007
8 Uzbekistan 357.04% 2007
9 Pakistan 307.98% 2007
10 Israel 260.53% 2007
11 Syria 238.43% 2007
12 Moldova 231% 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 230.3% 2007
13 Iraq 187.5% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 183.81% 2007
14 Azerbaijan 150.47% 2007
15 Jordan 137.96% 2007
16 Hungary 127.33% 2007
17 Sudan 124.4% 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 112.93% 2007
18 Barbados 112.5% 2007
19 Malta 100% 2007
South Asia average (profile) 95.52% 2007
20 Oman 94.36% 2007
21 Bangladesh 75.62% 2007
22 Netherlands 72.18% 2007
23 Ukraine 70.68% 2007
24 Tunisia 62.93% 2007
25 Niger 62.29% 2007
26 Somalia 54.97% 2007
failed states average (profile) 54.8% 2007
27 Romania 54.8% 2007
28 Algeria 53.97% 2007
29 India 51.24% 2007
30 Bulgaria 50% 2007
31 Kazakhstan 46.41% 2007
32 Germany 43.97% 2007
33 Morocco 43.45% 2007
34 Afghanistan 42.29% 2007
35 Thailand 41.46% 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 39.57% 2007
36 Swaziland 39.47% 2007
37 Zimbabwe 34.3% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 34.15% 2007
38 Armenia 32.52% 2007
39 Spain 32.04% 2007
40 Cyprus 31.55% 2007
41 Poland 30.22% 2007
European Union average (profile) 30.18% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 29.74% 2007
42 Portugal 29.63% 2007
43 South Africa 27.89% 2007
44 Lebanon 27.29% 2007
45 Mauritius 26.35% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 26.3% 2007
46 Sri Lanka 25.22% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.64% 2007
47 Italy 24.31% 2007
48 China 22.41% 2007
49 France 22.39% 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 21.92% 2007
50 Kyrgyzstan 21.7% 2007
51 Cuba 21.51% 2007
52 Denmark 21.17% 2007
53 Eritrea 20.79% 2007
54 Japan 20.57% 2007
55 Czech Republic 19.62% 2007
56 European Union 19.6% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 19.51% 2007
57 Vietnam 19.48% 2007
58 Mexico 19.12% 2007
59 Tajikistan 18.04% 2007
60 Turkey 17.67% 2007
61 United States 17.12% 2007
62 Dominican Republic 16.15% 2007
63 Greece 13.4% 2007
64 Kenya 13.21% 2007
65 Maldives 11.25% 1987
66 Mali 10.91% 2007
67 Argentina 10.58% 2007
68 Antigua and Barbuda 9.62% 2007
69 Senegal 8.61% 2007
70 Botswana 8.08% 2007
71 Trinidad and Tobago 8.07% 2007
72 Haiti 7.61% 2007
73 Belarus 7.5% 2007
74 El Salvador 7.21% 2007
75 United Kingdom 6.58% 2007
76 Burkina Faso 6.4% 2007
=77 Albania 6.36% 2007
=77 Switzerland 6.36% 2007
79 Djibouti 6.33% 2007
80 Malawi 6.26% 2007
81 Tanzania 6.17% 2007
82 Philippines 5.95% 2007
83 Uruguay 5.34% 2007
84 Nepal 5.14% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 5.1% 2007
85 Namibia 4.87% 2007
86 Australia 4.86% 2007
87 Ethiopia 4.56% 2007
88 Madagascar 4.44% 2007
89 Jamaica 4.36% 2007
90 Ecuador 3.93% 2007
91 Austria 3.84% 2007
92 Burma 3.77% 2007
93 Nigeria 3.62% 2007
94 Cambodia 3.38% 2007
95 Ghana 3.24% 2007
96 Indonesia 2.92% 2007
97 Burundi 2.86% 2007
98 Georgia 2.79% 2007
99 Costa Rica 2.38% 2007
=100 Finland 2.31% 2007
=100 Ireland 2.31% 2007
102 Zambia 2.17% 2007
103 Guatemala 1.84% 2007
104 Latvia 1.79% 2007
105 Russia 1.78% 2007
106 Lithuania 1.74% 2007
107 Sweden 1.73% 2007
108 Canada 1.61% 2007
=109 Rwanda 1.58% 2007
=109 Laos 1.58% 2007
111 Malaysia 1.56% 2007
112 Chad 1.53% 2007
113 Togo 1.47% 2007
114 Chile 1.42% 2007
=115 Mongolia 1.26% 2007
=115 Benin 1.26% 2007
117 Peru 1.25% 2007
118 Estonia 1.24% 2007
119 Cote d'Ivoire 1.21% 2007
120 Venezuela 1.16% 2007
=121 Brazil 1.09% 2007
=121 Guinea-Bissau 1.09% 2007
123 The Gambia 1.02% 2007
124 Lesotho 0.96% 2007
125 Belize 0.94% 2007
126 Honduras 0.9% 2007
127 Comoros 0.83% 2007
128 Suriname 0.76% 2007
129 Nicaragua 0.69% 2007
130 Guyana 0.68% 2007
131 Guinea 0.67% 2007
132 New Zealand 0.65% 2007
133 Mozambique 0.63% 2007
134 Norway 0.57% 2007
135 Panama 0.56% 2007
136 Paraguay 0.52% 2007
137 Colombia 0.51% 2007
138 Bolivia 0.47% 2007
139 Bhutan 0.45% 2007
140 Equatorial Guinea 0.42% 2007
141 Cameroon 0.36% 2007
142 Fiji 0.25% 2007
143 Sierra Leone 0.24% 2007
144 Iceland 0.09% 2007
145 Gabon 0.07% 2007
146 Liberia 0.06% 2007
147 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.04% 2007
=148 Congo, Republic of the 0.02% 2007
=148 Central African Republic 0.02% 2007
150 Papua New Guinea 0.01% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > % of internal resources. 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/Total/%-of-internal-resources

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