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Water Withdrawal - Industrial water withdrawal

(billion cubic meters per year)

Mexico is the top country by industrial water withdrawal in the world. As of 2011, industrial water withdrawal in Mexico was 7.28 billion cubic meters per year that accounts for 46.09 % of the world's industrial water withdrawal. The top 5 countries (others are Argentina, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, and South Sudan) account for 97.66 % of it. The world's total industrial water withdrawal was estimated at 15.79 billion cubic meters per year in 2011.

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Annual quantity of water withdrawn for industrial uses. It includes renewable water resources as well as potential over-abstraction of renewable groundwater or withdrawal of fossil groundwater and potential use of desalinated water or treated wastewater. This sector refers to self-supplied industries not connected to the public distribution network. The ratio between net consumption and withdrawal is estimated at less than 5%. It includes water for the cooling of thermoelectric plants, but it does not include hydropower.