Annual freshwater withdrawals, industry (% of total freshwater withdrawal)
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 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.
Description: The map below shows how Annual freshwater withdrawals, industry (% of total freshwater withdrawal) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Estonia, with a value of 96.55. The country with the lowest value in the world is Djibouti, with a value of 0.00.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.