More precipitation and improved efficiency of water consumption

China’s 2020 Water Resources Bulletin Released

The Chinese Ministry of Water Resources lately released the 2020 Water Resources Bulletin of the country. According the released data, China received 706.5mm of precipitation in 2020 and its total water availability was estimated to be 3160.5 billion m³, which were respectively 10% and 14% higher than long term average. Water consumption of the country in 2020 totalled 581.29 billion m³, 20.83 billion less than that of 2019. Average water consumption of was 412m³ per capita, and 57.2m³ per 10,000 CNY GDP.

Annual precipitation of China (2011-2020). The country had more precipitation in 2020 than long term average. Data source: China Water Resources Bulletin (2011-2020)
Total water availability of China (2011-2020). The 2020 total was 14.0% higher than long term average. Data source: China Water Resources Bulletin (2011-2020)
Annual water consumption of China (2011-2020). The country’s annual water consumption totalled 581.29 billion m³ in 2020, and agriculture still took a lion share. Data source: China Water Resources Bulletin (2011-2020)
Average water consumption of China (2011-2020). Water consumption per capita and per GDP unit of the country kept lowering in 2020, showing signs of improved efficiency. Data source: China Water Resources Bulletin (2011-2020)

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