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High income OECD countries 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 United States 479.29 2000
2 Japan 88.43 2000
3 Germany 47.05 2000
4 Canada 45.97 2000
5 Italy 44.37 2000
6 France 39.96 2000
7 Spain 35.63 2000
8 Australia 23.93 2000
9 Poland 16.2 2000
10 Chile 12.55 2000
11 Portugal 11.26 2000
12 United Kingdom 9.54 2000
13 Belgium 9.03 1980
14 Netherlands 7.94 2000
15 Greece 7.77 2000
16 Sweden 2.96 2000
17 Czech Republic 2.58 2000
18 Switzerland 2.57 2000
19 Finland 2.48 2000
20 Norway 2.19 2000
=21 Austria 2.11 2000
=21 New Zealand 2.11 2000
23 Israel 1.95 2004
24 Denmark 1.27 2000
25 Ireland 1.13 2000
26 Estonia 0.16 2000
27 Iceland 0.15 2000

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