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  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Agriculture > % of total freshwater withdrawal: 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 are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Domestic > % of total freshwater withdrawal: 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 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."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Industry > % of total freshwater withdrawal: 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."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > % of internal resources: 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."
  • Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters: 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."
  • Renewable internal freshwater resources > Total > Billion cubic meters: Renewable internal freshwater resources flows refer to internal renewable resources (internal river flows and groundwater from rainfall) in the country.
  • Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters: Renewable internal freshwater resources flows refer to internal renewable resources (internal river flows and groundwater from rainfall) in the country. Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita are calculated using the World Bank's population estimates.
  • Withdrawal per million: . Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT United States Venezuela HISTORY
Annual freshwater withdrawals > Agriculture > % of total freshwater withdrawal 41.26%
Ranked 107th.
47.43%
Ranked 98th. 15% more than United States

Annual freshwater withdrawals > Domestic > % of total freshwater withdrawal 12.7%
Ranked 83th.
45.52%
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States

Annual freshwater withdrawals > Industry > % of total freshwater withdrawal 46.05%
Ranked 20th. 7 times more than Venezuela
7.05%
Ranked 75th.

Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > % of internal resources 17.12%
Ranked 61st. 15 times more than Venezuela
1.16%
Ranked 119th.
Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters 479.29
Ranked 3rd. 57 times more than Venezuela
8.37
Ranked 48th.

Renewable internal freshwater resources > Total > Billion cubic meters 2,800
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than Venezuela
722.4
Ranked 15th.

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita > Cubic meters 9,199.18
Ranked 55th.
25,860.03
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than United States

Withdrawal 477
Ranked 3rd. 57 times more than Venezuela
8.37
Ranked 44th.
Withdrawal > Agricultural 41%
Ranked 108th.
47%
Ranked 103th. 15% more than United States
Withdrawal > Domestic 13%
Ranked 68th. 2 times more than Venezuela
6%
Ranked 94th.
Withdrawal > Industrial 46%
Ranked 6th. 7 times more than Venezuela
7%
Ranked 56th.
Withdrawal per million 1.69
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than Venezuela
0.343
Ranked 67th.

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organisation, AQUASTAT data.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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