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This dataset reports data on water that is actually used by end users for a specific purpose within a territory, such as for domestic use, irrigation or industrial processing. It excludes returned water.

Data for European countries comes directly from the E.U. statistical agency (EUROSTAT)

Data is expressed in millions of cubic metres

Last updated: August 2019

Contact: ENV.Stat@oecd.org

AUS) Data refers to "Distributed water" (public water supply) and to "Self-extracted" (self -supply) in Water account Australia 2004-2005; it excludes in-stream and reused water. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, electricity and gas

CAN) 2005 data: Estimates based on Statistics Canada, Industrial Water Use 2005. Services: data refer to the overall domestic sector. Mining excludes sand, gravel, clay, and ceramic and refractory minerals. For 2005, computer and electronic product manufacturing and electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing are included in the other manufacturing industries category. As of 2007, they appear separately. Other manufacturing industries combines the following industry groups 3-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): clothing manufacturing, leather and allied product manufacturing, printing and related support activities and furniture and related product manufacturing. The industry groups included in other manufacturing industries may vary from year to year. For 2005, tidewater is included in surface water bodies and other points of discharge. As of 2007, it appears separately

CHL) For the years 2008 and 2010, the values of rural drinking water abstraction are added to the total "Public water supply" and "Private households".

CZE) Break in series in 2014 due to a change in data source. Losses during transport refer only to the public system. Self and other supply refers only to self-supply.

DEU) Import and export refer to the public sector only. The sum of public water supply and self and other supply does not represent the total water used, because water purchased from other enterprises (that are not public water suppliers) is not included in the definition.

FRA) Cooling in electricity production: power plants by the seaside using marine water are excluded. The small difference between the total of non-fresh water sources and the sum of the sub-items is mainly due to salt marshes that are attributed to the quarrying and mining industry (not reported here).

GRC) Break in series in 2016 due to a methodological change in calculating abstractions of surface water and self-supply in agriculture.

HUN) Leakage losses refer only to the public sector.

ISR) Self supply is marginal and is included in public water supply. Private households include municipal water supply for all purposes.

JPN) Public water supply includes self-supply and other supply; and the total does not include supplies for fish farming, snow removal, production and distribution of electricity or construction Services: data refer to the overall domestic sector.

LVA) Data are collected through a permit-based reporting system. Data is checked and validated but eventually published as reported, which can sometimes cause unexplained large fluctuations.

MEX) Exports represent the volume of water that Mexico must deliver to the United States of America on the Bravo river according to the "Treaty of Waters" of 1944. The treaty includes the delivery of water from the Colorado River to Mexico.

NLD) Losses during transport, total: data only for Public Water Supply; it includes leakage from the use of tapwater that cannot be traced to individual users.

TUR) Self and other supply for the industrial sector excludes construction.

CRI) Data on losses are only estimated for 2016 and 2017 and for ISIC 36. Public water supply, services refers to ISIC codes 05-33,33,38,39,41-96. Self and other supply, services, includes data on commercial, tourism and other uses.

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Environment Database Water made available for useContact person/organisation

This dataset reports data on water that is actually used by end users for a specific purpose within a territory, such as for domestic use, irrigation or industrial processing. It excludes returned water.

Data for European countries comes directly from the E.U. statistical agency (EUROSTAT)

Data is expressed in millions of cubic metres

Last updated: August 2019

Contact: ENV.Stat@oecd.org

AUS) Data refers to "Distributed water" (public water supply) and to "Self-extracted" (self -supply) in Water account Australia 2004-2005; it excludes in-stream and reused water. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, electricity and gas

CAN) 2005 data: Estimates based on Statistics Canada, Industrial Water Use 2005. Services: data refer to the overall domestic sector. Mining excludes sand, gravel, clay, and ceramic and refractory minerals. For 2005, computer and electronic product manufacturing and electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing are included in the other manufacturing industries category. As of 2007, they appear separately. Other manufacturing industries combines the following industry groups 3-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): clothing manufacturing, leather and allied product manufacturing, printing and related support activities and furniture and related product manufacturing. The industry groups included in other manufacturing industries may vary from year to year. For 2005, tidewater is included in surface water bodies and other points of discharge. As of 2007, it appears separately

CHL) For the years 2008 and 2010, the values of rural drinking water abstraction are added to the total "Public water supply" and "Private households".

CZE) Break in series in 2014 due to a change in data source. Losses during transport refer only to the public system. Self and other supply refers only to self-supply.

DEU) Import and export refer to the public sector only. The sum of public water supply and self and other supply does not represent the total water used, because water purchased from other enterprises (that are not public water suppliers) is not included in the definition.

FRA) Cooling in electricity production: power plants by the seaside using marine water are excluded. The small difference between the total of non-fresh water sources and the sum of the sub-items is mainly due to salt marshes that are attributed to the quarrying and mining industry (not reported here).

GRC) Break in series in 2016 due to a methodological change in calculating abstractions of surface water and self-supply in agriculture.

HUN) Leakage losses refer only to the public sector.

ISR) Self supply is marginal and is included in public water supply. Private households include municipal water supply for all purposes.

JPN) Public water supply includes self-supply and other supply; and the total does not include supplies for fish farming, snow removal, production and distribution of electricity or construction Services: data refer to the overall domestic sector.

LVA) Data are collected through a permit-based reporting system. Data is checked and validated but eventually published as reported, which can sometimes cause unexplained large fluctuations.

MEX) Exports represent the volume of water that Mexico must deliver to the United States of America on the Bravo river according to the "Treaty of Waters" of 1944. The treaty includes the delivery of water from the Colorado River to Mexico.

NLD) Losses during transport, total: data only for Public Water Supply; it includes leakage from the use of tapwater that cannot be traced to individual users.

TUR) Self and other supply for the industrial sector excludes construction.

CRI) Data on losses are only estimated for 2016 and 2017 and for ISIC 36. Public water supply, services refers to ISIC codes 05-33,33,38,39,41-96. Self and other supply, services, includes data on commercial, tourism and other uses.

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