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South Africa - Annual freshwater withdrawals

15.5
(billion cubic meters)
in 2014

Before freshwater withdrawals of South Africa started to increase to reach a level of 15.5 billion cubic meters in 2014, it went through a trough reaching a low of 12.8 billion cubic meters in 2002.

Total annual amount of water withdrawn

Date Value Change, %
2014 15.5 21.19 %
2002 12.8 -0.85 %
1997 12.9 -3.08 %
1992 13.3