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In 2010, total water withdrawal was estimated at 14 846 million m│ of which 7 126 million m│ (48 percent) for industry, 4 454 million m│ (30 percent) for agriculture ľ including irrigation, livestock watering and cleaning, and aquaculture ľ and 3 266 million m│ (22 percent) for municipalities (Figure 1 and Table 4). Compared to 1992, the total withdrawal decreased by more than 40 percent (Ukrstat, 2011).

Around 80 percent of total water withdrawal is withdrawn from surface water (Figure 2).


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