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Water Withdrawal - Agricultural water withdrawal

(billion cubic meters per year)

Mexico is the top country by agricultural water withdrawal in the world. As of 2007, agricultural water withdrawal in Mexico was 60.57 billion cubic meters per year that accounts for 23.13 % of the world's agricultural water withdrawal. The top 5 countries (others are Japan, Thailand, Spain, and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)) account for 78.96 % of it. The world's total agricultural water withdrawal was estimated at 261.85 billion cubic meters per year in 2007.

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Annual quantity of water withdrawn for irrigation, livestock and aquaculture purposes. It includes renewable freshwater resources as well as over-abstraction of renewable groundwater or withdrawal of fossil groundwater, use of agricultural drainage water, (treated) wastewater and desalinated water.