Average precipitation in depth (mm per year) - Country Ranking

Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Colombia 3,240.00 2014
2 São Tomé and Principe 3,200.00 2014
3 Papua New Guinea 3,142.00 2014
4 Solomon Islands 3,028.00 2014
5 Panama 2,928.00 2014
6 Costa Rica 2,926.00 2014
7 Malaysia 2,875.00 2014
8 Brunei 2,722.00 2014
9 Indonesia 2,702.00 2014
10 Bangladesh 2,666.00 2014
11 Fiji 2,592.00 2014
12 Sierra Leone 2,526.00 2014
13 Singapore 2,497.00 2014
14 Liberia 2,391.00 2014
15 Guyana 2,387.00 2014
16 Grenada 2,350.00 2014
17 Philippines 2,348.00 2014
18 Suriname 2,331.00 2014
19 Seychelles 2,330.00 2014
20 St. Lucia 2,301.00 2014
21 Nicaragua 2,280.00 2014
22 Ecuador 2,274.00 2014
23 Trinidad and Tobago 2,200.00 2014
23 Bhutan 2,200.00 2014
25 Equatorial Guinea 2,156.00 2014
26 Myanmar 2,091.00 2014
27 Dominica 2,083.00 2014
28 Puerto Rico 2,054.00 2014
29 Jamaica 2,051.00 2014
30 Venezuela 2,044.00 2014
31 Mauritius 2,041.00 2014
32 Guatemala 1,996.00 2014
33 Honduras 1,976.00 2014
34 Iceland 1,940.00 2014
35 Cambodia 1,904.00 2014
36 Lao PDR 1,834.00 2014
37 Gabon 1,831.00 2014
38 Vietnam 1,821.00 2014
39 El Salvador 1,784.00 2014
40 Brazil 1,761.00 2014
41 Peru 1,738.00 2014
42 New Zealand 1,732.00 2014
43 Sri Lanka 1,712.00 2014
44 Belize 1,705.00 2014
45 Japan 1,668.00 2014
46 Guinea 1,651.00 2014
47 Congo 1,646.00 2014
48 Thailand 1,622.00 2014
49 Cameroon 1,604.00 2014
50 Samoa 1,583.00 2012
50 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1,583.00 2014
52 Guinea-Bissau 1,577.00 2014
53 Dem. Rep. Congo 1,543.00 2014
54 Switzerland 1,537.00 2014
55 Chile 1,522.00 2014
56 Madagascar 1,513.00 2014
57 Timor-Leste 1,500.00 2014
57 Nepal 1,500.00 2014
59 Albania 1,485.00 2014
60 Haiti 1,440.00 2014
61 St. Kitts and Nevis 1,427.00 2014
62 Barbados 1,422.00 2014
63 Norway 1,414.00 2014
64 Dominican Republic 1,410.00 2014
65 Côte d'Ivoire 1,348.00 2014
66 Central African Republic 1,343.00 2014
67 Cuba 1,335.00 2014
68 Uruguay 1,300.00 2014
69 The Bahamas 1,292.00 2014
70 Korea 1,274.00 2014
70 Burundi 1,274.00 2014
72 United Kingdom 1,220.00 2014
73 Rwanda 1,212.00 2014
74 Ghana 1,187.00 2014
75 Malawi 1,181.00 2014
76 Uganda 1,180.00 2014
77 Togo 1,168.00 2014
78 Slovenia 1,162.00 2014
79 Nigeria 1,150.00 2014
80 Bolivia 1,146.00 2014
81 Paraguay 1,130.00 2014
82 Ireland 1,118.00 2014
83 Croatia 1,113.00 2014
84 Austria 1,110.00 2014
85 India 1,083.00 2014
86 Tanzania 1,071.00 2014
87 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 1,054.00 2014
88 Benin 1,039.00 2014
89 Mozambique 1,032.00 2014
90 Antigua and Barbuda 1,030.00 2014
91 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,028.00 2014
92 Georgia 1,026.00 2014
93 Zambia 1,020.00 2014
94 Angola 1,010.00 2014
95 Luxembourg 934.00 2014
96 Comoros 900.00 2014
97 France 867.00 2014
98 Portugal 854.00 2014
99 Ethiopia 848.00 2014
100 Belgium 847.00 2014
101 The Gambia 836.00 2014
102 Italy 832.00 2014
103 Slovak Republic 824.00 2014
104 Swaziland 788.00 2014
104 Lesotho 788.00 2014
106 Netherlands 778.00 2014
107 Mexico 758.00 2014
108 Burkina Faso 748.00 2014
109 United States 715.00 2014
110 Denmark 703.00 2014
111 Germany 700.00 2014
112 Tajikistan 691.00 2014
113 Senegal 686.00 2014
113 Serbia 686.00 2012
115 Czech Republic 677.00 2014
116 Lebanon 661.00 2014
117 Zimbabwe 657.00 2014
118 Lithuania 656.00 2014
119 Greece 652.00 2014
120 China 645.00 2014
121 Latvia 641.00 2014
122 Romania 637.00 2014
123 Spain 636.00 2014
124 Kiribati 630.00 2012
124 Kenya 630.00 2014
126 Estonia 626.00 2014
127 Sweden 624.00 2014
128 Macedonia 619.00 2014
129 Belarus 618.00 2014
130 Bulgaria 608.00 2014
131 Poland 600.00 2014
132 Turkey 593.00 2014
133 Argentina 591.00 2014
134 Hungary 589.00 2014
135 Ukraine 565.00 2014
136 Armenia 562.00 2014
137 Malta 560.00 2014
138 Canada 537.00 2014
139 Finland 536.00 2014
140 Australia 534.00 2014
141 Kyrgyz Republic 533.00 2014
142 Cyprus 498.00 2014
143 South Africa 495.00 2014
144 Palau 494.00 2012
144 Pakistan 494.00 2014
146 Russia 460.00 2014
147 Moldova 450.00 2014
148 Azerbaijan 447.00 2014
149 Israel 435.00 2014
150 Botswana 416.00 2014
151 Eritrea 384.00 2014
152 Morocco 346.00 2014
153 Afghanistan 327.00 2014
154 Chad 322.00 2014
155 Namibia 285.00 2014
155 Nauru 285.00 2012
157 Somalia 282.00 2014
157 Mali 282.00 2014
159 Syrian Arab Republic 252.00 2014
160 Kazakhstan 250.00 2014
160 Sudan 250.00 2014
162 Montenegro 241.00 2012
162 Mongolia 241.00 2014
164 Cabo Verde 228.00 2014
164 Iran 228.00 2014
166 Djibouti 220.00 2014
167 Iraq 216.00 2014
168 Tunisia 207.00 2014
169 Uzbekistan 206.00 2014
169 Vanuatu 206.00 2012
171 Yemen 167.00 2014
172 Turkmenistan 161.00 2014
172 Tuvalu 161.00 2012
174 Niger 151.00 2014
175 Oman 125.00 2014
176 Kuwait 121.00 2014
177 Jordan 111.00 2014
178 Mauritania 92.00 2014
179 Algeria 89.00 2014
180 Bahrain 83.00 2014
181 United Arab Emirates 78.00 2014
182 Qatar 74.00 2014
183 Saudi Arabia 59.00 2014
184 Liechtenstein 56.00 2012
184 Libya 56.00 2014
186 Egypt 51.00 2014

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Development Relevance: The agriculture sector is the most water-intensive sector, and water delivery in agriculture is increasingly important. Data on irrigated agricultural land and data on average precipitation illustrate how countries obtain water for agricultural use.

Limitations and Exceptions: The data are collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through annual questionnaires. The FAO tries to impose standard definitions and reporting methods, but complete consistency across countries and over time is not possible.

Periodicity: Annual