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Water abstraction by economic sector, 2000-2019

Data Visualization Created 04 Jan 2023 Published 30 Jan 2023 Last modified 30 Jan 2023
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Annual total water abstraction considered by economic sector i.e. agriculture (including forestry and fishing), electricity cooling, manufacturing cooling, manufacturing, mining and quarrying, construction and public water supply, as defined in NACE (Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Communities) sections. Hydropower is excluded.

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Total annual water abstraction is presented as million m3 of water abstracted by economic sectors. The Chart on water abstraction from groundwater and surface water can be found on here


Data sources

Waterbase - Water Quantity provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)
Annual freshwater abstraction by source and sector [env_wat_abs] provided by Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
Freshwater abstractions provided by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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