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European Union Compared by Environment > Freshwater > Annual freshwater withdrawals > Total > Billion cubic meters

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 Germany 47.05 2000
2 Italy 44.37 2000
3 France 39.96 2000
4 Spain 35.63 2000
5 Romania 23.18 2000
6 Poland 16.2 2000
7 Portugal 11.26 2000
8 Bulgaria 10.5 2000
9 United Kingdom 9.54 2000
10 Belgium 9.03 1980
11 Netherlands 7.94 2000
12 Greece 7.77 2000
13 Hungary 7.64 2000
14 Sweden 2.96 2000
15 Czech Republic 2.58 2000
16 Finland 2.48 2000
17 Austria 2.11 2000
18 Denmark 1.27 2000
19 Ireland 1.13 2000
20 Latvia 0.3 2000
21 Lithuania 0.27 2000
22 Cyprus 0.25 2000
23 Estonia 0.16 2000
24 Malta 0.05 2000

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