Global regional freshwater withdrawals forecast by sector 2050

This statistic displays a projection of the global demand for water (as a measure of freshwater withdrawals) that will occur in 2050, broken down by major world region and sector. In 2050, it is projected that the water demand of the global manufacturing sector will be about 1,200 cubic kilometers of water.

Projection of regional water demand worldwide in 2000 and 2050, by sector

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Release date

March 2016



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Based on a baseline scenario.

BRICS includes Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, and South Africa.
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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