Economic loss due to major droughts worldwide up to 2016

This statistic shows the economic harm as a result of droughts in certain countries in the period from 1900 to 2016*. The drought in China in 1994 caused an economic loss of almost 13.8 billion U.S. dollars.

Economic loss due to major droughts worldwide from 1900 to 2016*

DroughtEconomic loss in billion U.S. dollars
United States, June 2012 20
China P Rep, January 1994 13.8
United States, January 2011 8
Australia, 1981 6
Brazil, January 2014 5
Spain, September 1990 4.5
China P Rep, October 2009 3.6
United States, July 2002 3.3
Iran Islam Rep, April 1999 3.3
Spain, April 19993.2
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900-2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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