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Table 2.8. Annual Internal Renewable Water Resources and Water Withdrawals in Selected Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Annual Internal
Renewable Water
Resources(a)
Annual Withdrawals Sectoral Withdrawals
(percent) (b)
Total (cubic
kilometres)
1995
Per Capita
(cubic metres)
Year of
Data
Percentage of
Water Resources(a)
Per Capita
(cubic metres)
Domestic Industry Agriculture
Argentina 994.0 28,739 1976 4 1043 9 18 73
Brazil 6,950.0 42,957 1990 1 246 22 19 59
Chile 468.0 32,814 1975 4 1626 6 5 89
Colombia 1,070.0 30,483 1987 0 174 41 16 43
Cuba 34.5 3,125 1975 23 870 9 2 89
Ecuador 314.0 27,400 1987 2 581 7 3 90
Haiti 11.0 1,532 1987 0 7 24 8 68
Mexico 357.4 3,815 1991c 22 899 6 8 86
Peru 40.0 1,682 1987 15 300 19 9 72
Venezuela 1,317.0 60,291 1970 0 382 43 11 46
latam 13396.7 28151.3279 475882
pop (000)
belieze 16 74419 214.999 10 0 90
costa rica 95 27745 3424.04 4 7 89
cuba 34.5 3125 11040 9 2 89
dom rep 20 2557 7821.67 5 6 89
el salvador 19 3285 5783.87 7 4 89
guatemala 116 10922 10620.8 9 17 74
haiti 11 1532 7180.16 24 8 68
honduras 63.4 11216 5652.64 4 5 91
jamaica 8.3 3392 2446.93 7 7 86
mexico 357.4 3815 93682.8 6 8 86
nicaragua 175 39477 4432.96 25 21 54
panama 144 54732 2631 12 11 77
trin tob 5.1 3905 1306.02 27 38 35
arg 994 28739 34587.1 9 18 73
bolivia 300 40464 7414 10 5 85
brazil 6950 42957 161790 22 19 59
chile 468 32814 14262.2 6 5 89
colombia 1070 30483 35101.5 41 16 43
ecuador 314 27400 11459.9 7 3 90
guyana 241 288623 834.999 1 0 99
paraguay 314 63306 4960.04 15 7 78
peru 40 1682 23781.2 19 9 72
suriname 200 472813 423 6 5 89
uruguay 124 38920 3186.02 6 3 91
venezuela 1317 60291 21844.1 43 11 46

Source:
Compiled by the World Resources Institute.
Notes:
a. Annual internal renewable water resources usually include river flows from other countries.
b. Sectoral withdrawal percentages are estimated for 1987.
c. Data are from the early 1990s.