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Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters: 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 645.84 2000
2 China 630.29 2000
3 United States 479.29 2000
4 European Union 274.59 2000
South Asia average (profile) 183.66 2000
5 Pakistan 169.39 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 107.8 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 90.09 2000
6 Japan 88.43 2000
7 Thailand 87.06 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 87.05 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 83.93 2000
8 Indonesia 82.78 2000
9 Bangladesh 79.4 2000
10 Mexico 78.22 2000
11 Russia 76.68 2000
12 Vietnam 71.39 2000
13 Iraq 66 2000
14 Brazil 59.3 2000
15 Uzbekistan 58.34 2000
16 Germany 47.05 2000
17 Canada 45.97 2000
18 Italy 44.37 2000
19 Turkey 40.1 2003
20 France 39.96 2000
21 Ukraine 37.53 2000
22 Sudan 37.32 2000
23 Spain 35.63 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 35.58 2000
24 Kazakhstan 35 2000
25 Burma 33.23 2000
26 Argentina 29.19 2000
27 Philippines 28.52 2000
28 Turkmenistan 24.65 2000
failed states average (profile) 23.96 2000
29 Australia 23.93 2000
30 Saudi Arabia 23.67 2006
31 Afghanistan 23.26 2000
32 Romania 23.18 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 20.23 2000
33 Peru 20.13 2000
34 Ecuador 16.98 2000
35 Syria 16.69 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 16.26 2000
36 Poland 16.2 2000
37 Madagascar 14.96 2000
38 Sri Lanka 12.61 2000
39 Morocco 12.6 2000
40 Chile 12.55 2000
41 South Africa 12.5 2000
42 Azerbaijan 12.21 2005
43 Tajikistan 11.96 2000
European Union average (profile) 11.94 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 11.52 2000
44 Portugal 11.26 2000
45 Colombia 10.71 2000
46 Bulgaria 10.5 2000
47 Nepal 10.18 2000
48 Kyrgyzstan 10.08 2000
49 United Kingdom 9.54 2000
50 Belgium 9.03 1980
51 Malaysia 9.02 2000
52 Venezuela 8.37 2000
53 Cuba 8.2 2000
54 Nigeria 8.01 2000
55 Netherlands 7.94 2000
56 Greece 7.77 2000
57 Hungary 7.64 2000
58 Mali 6.55 2000
59 Algeria 6.07 2000
60 Ethiopia 5.56 2002
61 Tanzania 5.18 2002
62 Libya 4.33 2000
63 Zimbabwe 4.21 2002
64 Cambodia 4.08 2000
65 United Arab Emirates 4 2005
66 Dominican Republic 3.39 2000
67 Somalia 3.3 2003
68 Uruguay 3.15 2000
69 Laos 3 2000
70 Sweden 2.96 2000
71 Armenia 2.95 2000
72 Belarus 2.79 2000
73 Kenya 2.73 2003
74 Costa Rica 2.68 2000
75 Tunisia 2.64 2000
76 Czech Republic 2.58 2000
77 Switzerland 2.57 2000
78 Finland 2.48 2000
79 Moldova 2.31 2000
80 Senegal 2.22 2002
81 Norway 2.19 2000
82 Niger 2.18 2000
=83 New Zealand 2.11 2000
=83 Austria 2.11 2000
85 Guatemala 2.01 2000
86 Israel 1.95 2004
87 Zambia 1.74 2000
88 Albania 1.71 2000
89 Mauritania 1.7 2000
90 Guyana 1.64 2000
91 Georgia 1.62 2005
92 Guinea 1.51 2000
93 Bolivia 1.44 2000
94 Oman 1.32 2003
95 Lebanon 1.31 2005
96 Nicaragua 1.3 2000
97 El Salvador 1.28 2000
98 Denmark 1.27 2000
99 Ireland 1.13 2000
100 Swaziland 1.04 2000
101 Malawi 1.01 2000
=102 Cameroon 0.99 2000
=102 Haiti 0.99 2000
104 Ghana 0.98 2000
105 Jordan 0.94 2005
106 Cote d'Ivoire 0.93 2000
107 Kuwait 0.91 2002
108 Honduras 0.86 2000
109 Panama 0.82 2000
110 Burkina Faso 0.8 2000
111 Mauritius 0.72 2003
112 Suriname 0.67 2000
113 Mozambique 0.63 2000
114 Eritrea 0.58 2004
115 Paraguay 0.49 2000
=116 Qatar 0.44 2005
=116 Mongolia 0.44 2000
118 Bhutan 0.43 2000
119 Jamaica 0.41 2000
120 Sierra Leone 0.38 2000
=121 Bahrain 0.36 2003
=121 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.36 2000
123 Trinidad and Tobago 0.31 2000
=124 Latvia 0.3 2000
=124 Namibia 0.3 2000
126 Burundi 0.29 2000
127 Lithuania 0.27 2000
128 Cyprus 0.25 2000
129 Chad 0.23 2000
130 Uganda 0.2 1970
=131 Botswana 0.19 2000
=131 Singapore 0.19 1975
=133 Togo 0.17 2002
=133 Guinea-Bissau 0.17 2000
135 Estonia 0.16 2000
=136 Rwanda 0.15 2000
=136 Belize 0.15 2000
=136 Iceland 0.15 2000
139 Benin 0.13 2001
140 Gabon 0.12 2000
=141 Liberia 0.11 2000
=141 Equatorial Guinea 0.11 2000
143 Barbados 0.09 2000
=144 Fiji 0.07 2000
=144 Papua New Guinea 0.07 2000
=146 Congo, Republic of the 0.05 2002
=146 Lesotho 0.05 2000
=146 Malta 0.05 2000
=149 Central African Republic 0.03 2000
=149 The Gambia 0.03 2000
151 Djibouti 0.02 2000
=152 Seychelles 0.01 2003
=152 Antigua and Barbuda 0.01 1990
=152 Comoros 0.01 1999
155 Maldives 0.0 1987

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