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Environment > Water > Suspended solids: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Suspended solids
Units: Natural Log of Milligrams/Liter
Units: The country values represent averages of the station-level values for the three year time period 1994-96, exceptwhere 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. Data from "The Wellbeing of Nations" included a smaller subset of stations representing outfalls of majorwatersheds. 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. The data in this table was transformed using the natural logarithm.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Uzbekistan 8.09 mls/litre 1994
2 Kuwait 8.08 mls/litre 1994
3 United Arab Emirates 8.04 mls/litre 1994
=4 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.01 mls/litre 1994
=4 Saudi Arabia 8.01 mls/litre 1994
=6 Estonia 7.97 mls/litre 1994
=6 China 7.97 mls/litre 1994
8 Turkmenistan 7.86 mls/litre 1994
9 North Korea 7.85 mls/litre 1994
10 Australia 7.64 mls/litre 1994
11 Liberia 7.6 mls/litre 1994
12 Belarus 7.54 mls/litre 1994
13 Trinidad and Tobago 7.44 mls/litre 1994
=14 Iraq 7.22 mls/litre 1994
=14 Kazakhstan 7.22 mls/litre 1994
16 Guinea-Bissau 7.17 mls/litre 1994
17 Namibia 7.01 mls/litre 1994
18 Oman 6.96 mls/litre 1994
19 Tajikistan 6.93 mls/litre 1994
20 Somalia 6.88 mls/litre 1994
21 Dominica 6.85 mls/litre 1994
22 Pakistan 6.76 mls/litre 1994
23 Azerbaijan 6.61 mls/litre 1994
24 India 6.56 mls/litre 1994
=25 Moldova 6.52 mls/litre 1994
=25 Vietnam 6.52 mls/litre 1994
27 Burma 6.41 mls/litre 1994
=28 Sudan 6.38 mls/litre 1994
=28 Paraguay 6.38 mls/litre 1994
=28 Honduras 6.38 mls/litre 1994
31 Libya 6.32 mls/litre 1994
32 Gabon 6.26 mls/litre 1994
South and Central Asia average (profile) 6.23 mls/litre 1994
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.21 mls/litre 1994
33 Haiti 6.16 mls/litre 1994
34 Madagascar 6.13 mls/litre 1994
35 Croatia 6.12 mls/litre 1994
36 Lebanon 6.1 mls/litre 1994
37 Papua New Guinea 6.09 mls/litre 1994
38 Nigeria 5.99 mls/litre 1994
39 The Gambia 5.97 mls/litre 1994
=40 Togo 5.92 mls/litre 1994
=40 Iran 5.92 mls/litre 1994
42 Sierra Leone 5.9 mls/litre 1994
43 Cote d'Ivoire 5.89 mls/litre 1994
44 Mauritania 5.86 mls/litre 1994
=45 Benin 5.81 mls/litre 1994
=45 Sri Lanka 5.81 mls/litre 1994
failed states average (profile) 5.8 mls/litre 1994
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.8 mls/litre 1994
47 Rwanda 5.77 mls/litre 1994
48 Malaysia 5.7 mls/litre 1994
49 Jamaica 5.66 mls/litre 1994
50 Kenya 5.64 mls/litre 1994
51 Italy 5.63 mls/litre 1994
=52 Mongolia 5.61 mls/litre 1994
=52 Iceland 5.61 mls/litre 1994
South Asia average (profile) 5.61 mls/litre 1994
54 Thailand 5.6 mls/litre 1994
55 Burundi 5.57 mls/litre 1994
56 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.55 mls/litre 1994
57 Bolivia 5.48 mls/litre 1994
58 Cameroon 5.42 mls/litre 1994
59 Nepal 5.41 mls/litre 1994
=60 Indonesia 5.37 mls/litre 1994
=60 Cambodia 5.37 mls/litre 1994
62 Angola 5.32 mls/litre 1994
63 Niger 5.29 mls/litre 1994
64 Tunisia 5.24 mls/litre 1994
65 Nicaragua 5.19 mls/litre 1994
Former French colonies average (profile) 5.19 mls/litre 1994
66 Mexico 5.17 mls/litre 1994
67 El Salvador 5.16 mls/litre 1994
68 Laos 5.13 mls/litre 1994
=69 Algeria 5.11 mls/litre 1994
=69 Zambia 5.11 mls/litre 1994
71 Chile 5.1 mls/litre 1994
72 Bhutan 5.03 mls/litre 1994
73 Syria 5.01 mls/litre 1994
74 Peru 4.96 mls/litre 1994
75 Panama 4.94 mls/litre 1994
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.82 mls/litre 1994
76 Central African Republic 4.82 mls/litre 1994
77 Kyrgyzstan 4.78 mls/litre 1994
=78 Malawi 4.77 mls/litre 1994
=78 Colombia 4.77 mls/litre 1994
=78 Argentina 4.77 mls/litre 1994
81 Burkina Faso 4.68 mls/litre 1994
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.67 mls/litre 1994
82 Zimbabwe 4.62 mls/litre 1994
=83 Ghana 4.55 mls/litre 1994
=83 Mali 4.55 mls/litre 1994
85 Tanzania 4.52 mls/litre 1994
86 Jordan 4.5 mls/litre 1994
87 South Africa 4.44 mls/litre 1994
Cold countries average (profile) 4.44 mls/litre 1994
88 Ukraine 4.42 mls/litre 1994
89 Morocco 4.4 mls/litre 1994
90 Romania 4.38 mls/litre 1994
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.33 mls/litre 1994
=91 Costa Rica 4.33 mls/litre 1994
=91 Cuba 4.33 mls/litre 1994
93 Uruguay 4.32 mls/litre 1994
94 Uganda 4.22 mls/litre 1994
95 United States 4.19 mls/litre 1994
96 Botswana 4.18 mls/litre 1994
97 Ecuador 4.1 mls/litre 1994
=98 Guinea 4.09 mls/litre 1994
=98 Armenia 4.09 mls/litre 1994
=100 Bangladesh 4.08 mls/litre 1994
=100 Brazil 4.08 mls/litre 1994
102 Spain 4.04 mls/litre 1994
103 Switzerland 3.98 mls/litre 1994
104 Ireland 3.97 mls/litre 1994
105 Republic of Macedonia 3.94 mls/litre 1994
=106 Venezuela 3.93 mls/litre 1994
=106 Czech Republic 3.93 mls/litre 1994
108 Guatemala 3.91 mls/litre 1994
109 Egypt 3.88 mls/litre 1994
110 Slovenia 3.87 mls/litre 1994
111 Chad 3.86 mls/litre 1994
112 Slovakia 3.75 mls/litre 1994
NATO countries average (profile) 3.7 mls/litre 1994
113 Philippines 3.62 mls/litre 1994
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.6 mls/litre 1994
=114 Ethiopia 3.59 mls/litre 1994
=114 Albania 3.59 mls/litre 1994
=114 Mozambique 3.59 mls/litre 1994
Eurozone average (profile) 3.59 mls/litre 1994
117 Greece 3.57 mls/litre 1994
European Union average (profile) 3.53 mls/litre 1994
118 Belgium 3.53 mls/litre 1994
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.5 mls/litre 1994
119 Hungary 3.42 mls/litre 1994
120 Japan 3.27 mls/litre 1994
=121 Netherlands 3.26 mls/litre 1994
=121 Senegal 3.26 mls/litre 1994
=123 France 3.24 mls/litre 1994
=123 Poland 3.24 mls/litre 1994
125 Russia 3.23 mls/litre 1994
126 Bulgaria 3.09 mls/litre 1994
127 Germany 3.06 mls/litre 1994
128 Norway 3.02 mls/litre 1994
129 Lithuania 2.98 mls/litre 1994
130 Latvia 2.9 mls/litre 1994
131 Canada 2.84 mls/litre 1994
132 Israel 2.83 mls/litre 1994
133 Denmark 2.62 mls/litre 1994
134 Sweden 2.47 mls/litre 1994
135 New Zealand 2.32 mls/litre 1994
136 Turkey 2.3 mls/litre 1994
137 United Kingdom 2.26 mls/litre 1994
138 Austria 1.95 mls/litre 1994
139 Portugal 1.94 mls/litre 1994
140 South Korea 1.69 mls/litre 1994
141 Finland 1.17 mls/litre 1994

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Water > Suspended solids. 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/Suspended-solids

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