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Data - Water
Water use by economic sector in China, 1993 (billions of cubic meters)
 

Industry

 

Urban water
supply

Agriculture  

Total

River
System
Region Irrigation Forestry
pastures
fishery
Rural water
supply
All
agriculture
I Northeastern 9.90 2.66 33.13 2.75 1.39 37.27 49.83
II Hai He-Luan He Basin 6.82 3.62 27.47 1.59 1.76 30.82 41.26
III Huai He Basin 6.08 2.29 39.86 4.71 3.97 48.54 56.90
IV Huang He Basin 4.86 2.07 29.88 1.95 1.42 33.25 40.18
V Chang Jiang Basin 40.92 7.23 101.00 7.35 7.71 116.06 164.16
VI Southern 13.88 4.22 48.00 2.25 4.31 54.56 72.66
VII Southeastern 4.61 1.36 20.21 0.97 1.75 22.93 28.89
VIII Southwestern 0.33 0.09 4.83 0.81 0.38 6.02 6.44
IX Interior Basins 1.45 0.56 38.97 16.80 0.45 56.22 58.23
National total 88.85 24.10 343.23 39.18 23.14 405.72 518.70
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Water use by economic sector in China, 1993 (% of total)
 

Industry

 

Urban water
supply

Agriculture  

Total

River
System
Region Irrigation Forestry
pastures
fishery
Rural water
supply
All
agriculture

I

Northeastern

19.9

5.3

66.5

5.5

2.8

74.8

100.0

II

Hai He-Luan He Basin

16.5

8.8

66.6

3.9

4.3

74.7

100.0

III

Huai He Basin

10.7

4.0

70.1

8.3

7.0

85.3

100.0

IV

Huang He Basin

12.1

5.2

74.4

4.9

3.5

82.8

100.0

V

Chang Jiang Basin

24.9

4.4

61.5

4.5

4.7

70.7

100.0

VI

Southern

19.1

5.8

66.1

3.1

5.9

75.1

100.0

VII

Southeastern

16.0

4.7

70.0

3.4

6.1

79.4

100.0

VIII

Southwestern

5.1

1.4

75.0

12.6

5.9

93.5

100.0

IX

Interior Basins

2.5

1.0

66.9

28.9

0.8

96.5

100.0

National total

17.1

4.6

66.2

7.6

4.5

78.2

100.0

Source: Nanjing Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources (1996): Report on the mid- and long-term plans for water demand and supply in China. Nanjing (cited from: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP): Study on Assessment of Water Resources of Member Countries and Demand by User Sectors: China - Water Resources and Their Use. New York, 1997
Note: For a definition of the river basins see: Main Rivers and River Basins in China
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