Share of global freshwater withdrawals by major water use sector 2010

This statistic displays the distribution of freshwater withdrawal usage within the major water use sectors worldwide in 2010. During this time, the agricultural sector accounted for about 38 percent of this water is consumed by the agricultural sector. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimated that global freshwater withdrawals totaled some 3,928 cubic kilometers per year.

Distribution of freshwater withdrawals worldwide in 2010, by the major water use sector

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Release date

March 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2010

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