EPRS Admin By / November 5, 2015

Sector and country share in water consumption

Sector and country share in water consumption

Sector and country share in water consumption

As seen in Figure 3, distribution of water withdrawal for the largest water-consuming sector, agriculture, accounts for 87.2% in the region. Uzbekistan consumes 56 km3 of water per year which is almost 45% of the total volume of the region, 124 km3. This amount is relatively high; twice the total consumption of the second biggest consumer, Turkmenistan. In terms of distribution by sector, Uzbekistan’s agriculture sector accounts for 90%, while industrial use is barely 2.7%. The total water consumption of the upstream countries, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, accounts for only 15.6% – almost one third of Uzbekistan’s consumption.


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