Human Development Data for the Arab States

Annual freshwater withdrawals, agriculture (% of total freshwater withdrawal)

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 agriculture are total withdrawals for irrigation and livestock production. Data are for the most recent year available for 1987-2002.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data.


Country/Region 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 60 64 .. .. .. .. 64
Bahrain 56.5 .. 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5
Comoros .. 47 .. .. .. .. 47
Djibouti .. 15.8 .. .. .. .. 15.8
Egypt .. 86.4 .. .. .. .. 86.4
Iraq 92 78.8 .. .. .. .. 78.8
Jordan .. .. 65 65 65 65 65
Kuwait .. .. .. .. .. .. 53.9
Lebanon .. 64.2 59.5 59.5 59.5 59.5 59.5
Libya 89.9 82.9 .. .. .. .. 82.9
Mauritania .. 93.7 .. .. .. .. 93.7
Morocco .. 87.4 .. .. .. .. 87.4
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 45.2 45.2 45.2 45.2 45.2
Oman .. 90.4 88.4 88.4 88.4 88.4 88.4
Qatar .. 71.5 59 59 59 59 59
Saudi Arabia .. .. .. 88 88 88 88
Somalia .. 99.7 99.5 99.5 99.5 99.5 99.5
Sudan 96 97.1 .. .. .. .. 97.1
Syrian Arab Republic .. .. 87.5 87.5 87.5 87.5 87.5
Tunisia 88.7 78.4 .. .. .. .. 76
United Arab Emirates .. 78.5 82.8 82.8 82.8 82.8 82.8
Yemen 92.1 90 .. .. 90.7 90.7 90.7
Arab States 90.6 85.9 83.3 88 86.5 85.9 85.3
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 84.3 80.5 68.5 83.4 71.2 72.1 73
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 42.4 79.3 75.1 65.8 56.3 59.6 62.8
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. 66.7 58.3 54.6 67.3 67.7 68.1
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 95.2 92.9 94.3 94 95.6 93.7 91.8
OECD Members 42.2 44.9 40.2 41 41.8 43 44.1
South Asia 92.1 92.3 87.3 89.7 92 91.6 91.2
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 84.4 83.7 6.6 47.4 88.2 86.1 84
World 74.4 71.5 57.4 73.6 59.5 64.9 70.2


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