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Environment > Water > Phosphorus concentration: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Phosphorus concentration
Units: Milligrams/Liter
Units: The country values represent averages of the station-level values for the three year time period 1994-96, except where data were only available for an earlier time period (1988-1993). The number of stations per country varies depending on country size; number of bodies of water; and level of participation in the GEMS monitoring system. The data from "The Wellbeing of Nations" included a smaller subset of stations representing outfalls of major watersheds. An analysis of a sample of countries with numerous stations found that the data for stations in the subset is broadly comparable to the data for all GEMS stations in those countries.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Sudan 1.75 mls/litre 1994
2 Belgium 1.63 mls/litre 1994
3 South Korea 1.13 mls/litre 1994
=4 Jordan 1.01 mls/litre 1994
=4 Jamaica 1.01 mls/litre 1994
6 Tajikistan 0.96 mls/litre 1994
7 Guinea-Bissau 0.82 mls/litre 1994
8 North Korea 0.81 mls/litre 1994
9 South Africa 0.73 mls/litre 1994
10 Niger 0.69 mls/litre 1994
11 Burundi 0.68 mls/litre 1994
12 Benin 0.67 mls/litre 1994
=13 Nigeria 0.66 mls/litre 1994
=13 Kuwait 0.66 mls/litre 1994
15 Mexico 0.64 mls/litre 1994
16 Nicaragua 0.61 mls/litre 1994
=17 Azerbaijan 0.6 mls/litre 1994
=17 Egypt 0.6 mls/litre 1994
19 Vietnam 0.59 mls/litre 1994
20 Kenya 0.58 mls/litre 1994
21 Angola 0.57 mls/litre 1994
=22 Indonesia 0.56 mls/litre 1994
=22 Zambia 0.56 mls/litre 1994
24 The Gambia 0.53 mls/litre 1994
25 Malawi 0.52 mls/litre 1994
=26 Bangladesh 0.51 mls/litre 1994
=26 Uzbekistan 0.51 mls/litre 1994
=26 Chile 0.51 mls/litre 1994
=29 Cameroon 0.5 mls/litre 1994
=29 Spain 0.5 mls/litre 1994
=29 Croatia 0.5 mls/litre 1994
=32 Liberia 0.49 mls/litre 1994
=32 Guinea 0.49 mls/litre 1994
=32 Rwanda 0.49 mls/litre 1994
=32 Mozambique 0.49 mls/litre 1994
=36 Turkmenistan 0.48 mls/litre 1994
=36 Mauritania 0.48 mls/litre 1994
=36 Armenia 0.48 mls/litre 1994
=39 Libya 0.47 mls/litre 1994
=39 Kazakhstan 0.47 mls/litre 1994
=41 Madagascar 0.45 mls/litre 1994
=41 Venezuela 0.45 mls/litre 1994
=41 Laos 0.45 mls/litre 1994
failed states average (profile) 0.444 mls/litre 1994
44 United Arab Emirates 0.44 mls/litre 1994
45 Cambodia 0.43 mls/litre 1994
=46 Nepal 0.42 mls/litre 1994
=46 Israel 0.42 mls/litre 1994
48 Guatemala 0.41 mls/litre 1994
=49 Romania 0.4 mls/litre 1994
=49 Algeria 0.4 mls/litre 1994
=49 Honduras 0.4 mls/litre 1994
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.398 mls/litre 1994
=52 Bulgaria 0.39 mls/litre 1994
=52 Tunisia 0.39 mls/litre 1994
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.384 mls/litre 1994
=54 Ethiopia 0.38 mls/litre 1994
=54 Burkina Faso 0.38 mls/litre 1994
=54 Lebanon 0.38 mls/litre 1994
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.378 mls/litre 1994
57 Panama 0.37 mls/litre 1994
=58 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.36 mls/litre 1994
=58 Sierra Leone 0.36 mls/litre 1994
=58 Colombia 0.36 mls/litre 1994
=58 Chad 0.36 mls/litre 1994
=58 Belarus 0.36 mls/litre 1994
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.354 mls/litre 1994
=63 Turkey 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=63 Central African Republic 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=63 Philippines 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=63 Somalia 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=63 Iran 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=63 Iceland 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=63 Namibia 0.35 mls/litre 1994
=70 Costa Rica 0.34 mls/litre 1994
=70 Senegal 0.34 mls/litre 1994
=70 Republic of Macedonia 0.34 mls/litre 1994
=70 Bolivia 0.34 mls/litre 1994
=70 Haiti 0.34 mls/litre 1994
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.338 mls/litre 1994
=75 Togo 0.33 mls/litre 1994
=75 Poland 0.33 mls/litre 1994
=77 Tanzania 0.32 mls/litre 1994
=77 Germany 0.32 mls/litre 1994
=79 Thailand 0.31 mls/litre 1994
=79 Greece 0.31 mls/litre 1994
=79 Uruguay 0.31 mls/litre 1994
=79 Burma 0.31 mls/litre 1994
Cold countries average (profile) 0.295 mls/litre 1994
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.294 mls/litre 1994
=83 Gabon 0.29 mls/litre 1994
=83 Czech Republic 0.29 mls/litre 1994
=83 Peru 0.29 mls/litre 1994
Eurozone average (profile) 0.281 mls/litre 1994
=86 China 0.28 mls/litre 1994
=86 Sweden 0.28 mls/litre 1994
European Union average (profile) 0.277 mls/litre 1994
NATO countries average (profile) 0.274 mls/litre 1994
88 Netherlands 0.27 mls/litre 1994
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.266 mls/litre 1994
89 Morocco 0.26 mls/litre 1994
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.254 mls/litre 1994
90 Ecuador 0.25 mls/litre 1994
South Asia average (profile) 0.247 mls/litre 1994
=91 Ukraine 0.23 mls/litre 1994
=91 Kyrgyzstan 0.23 mls/litre 1994
=93 Slovakia 0.22 mls/litre 1994
=93 El Salvador 0.22 mls/litre 1994
=95 Hungary 0.21 mls/litre 1994
=95 Syria 0.21 mls/litre 1994
=95 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.21 mls/litre 1994
=98 Moldova 0.2 mls/litre 1994
=98 Botswana 0.2 mls/litre 1994
=98 Pakistan 0.2 mls/litre 1994
=98 Oman 0.2 mls/litre 1994
102 Dominica 0.19 mls/litre 1994
103 Paraguay 0.18 mls/litre 1994
=104 France 0.17 mls/litre 1994
=104 Mongolia 0.17 mls/litre 1994
106 Uganda 0.16 mls/litre 1994
=107 India 0.15 mls/litre 1994
=107 Mali 0.15 mls/litre 1994
=109 Denmark 0.14 mls/litre 1994
=109 Cote d'Ivoire 0.14 mls/litre 1994
=109 Russia 0.14 mls/litre 1994
=112 Portugal 0.13 mls/litre 1994
=112 Italy 0.13 mls/litre 1994
=112 Ghana 0.13 mls/litre 1994
=112 Bhutan 0.13 mls/litre 1994
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.121 mls/litre 1994
=116 Ireland 0.11 mls/litre 1994
=116 Estonia 0.11 mls/litre 1994
=116 Papua New Guinea 0.11 mls/litre 1994
=116 Saudi Arabia 0.11 mls/litre 1994
=120 Slovenia 0.1 mls/litre 1994
=120 Austria 0.1 mls/litre 1994
=120 Latvia 0.1 mls/litre 1994
=120 Sri Lanka 0.1 mls/litre 1994
=124 Zimbabwe 0.09 mls/litre 1994
=124 United Kingdom 0.09 mls/litre 1994
=124 Brazil 0.09 mls/litre 1994
=127 Trinidad and Tobago 0.08 mls/litre 1994
=127 Lithuania 0.08 mls/litre 1994
=127 United States 0.08 mls/litre 1994
130 Switzerland 0.07 mls/litre 1994
=131 Australia 0.06 mls/litre 1994
=131 Japan 0.06 mls/litre 1994
=133 Malaysia 0.04 mls/litre 1994
=133 Argentina 0.04 mls/litre 1994
=133 New Zealand 0.04 mls/litre 1994
=136 Norway 0.01 mls/litre 1994
=136 Finland 0.01 mls/litre 1994
=136 Cuba 0.01 mls/litre 1994
=136 Iraq 0.01 mls/litre 1994
=140 Canada 0.0 1994
=140 Albania 0.0 1994

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Water > Phosphorus concentration. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen, R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Water/Phosphorus-concentration

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