This table presents the water accounts, being part of the environmental accounts compiled by Statistics Netherlands annually. This Water Accounting table includes the (physical) water use by the Dutch economic activities. A distinction is made between the use of tap water (of drinking water quality), use and abstraction (withdrawal) of groundwater and of surface water. The water used is allocated to the industries and households. Alternatively, tables selections can be made that show break down by economic activity (including households), by water type and annual use. Data in the environmental accounts directly correspond to the economic data in the national accounts, that allow assessment of the impact of the economic performance of the Netherlands for the use of water taken from the natural environment in quantitative terms. From the water accounts bills, environmental indicators can be derived. As an example the water use intensity for the different types can be determined for the Netherlands as a whole or for the break down by industry.
Data available from: 2003
Status of the figures:
The data for the respective years in the full time series in this table are provisional.
The entire time series from 2003 onwards, if necessary, is to be adjusted annually to reflect the updated source information.
Changes as of March 20, 2020:
New data for 2017 and 2018 has been added.
The figures are slightly modified due to adjusted weighting between (manufacturing) industry and services.
When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published biennially by November or December, normally together with the publication of other 'Environmental Accounts’ indicators for the Netherlands' on Statistics Netherlands (CBS) website.
|Waterusers||Periods||Tap water use (mln m3)||Use of groundwaterTotal use of groundwater (mln m3)||Use of groundwaterUse of groundwater for cooling (mln m3)||Use of groundwaterOther use of groundwater (mln m3)||Use of surface water (mln m3)|
|Total of all water users||2016*||1,095.3||983.4||74.4||909.0||14,443.0|
|Total of all water users||2017*||1,101.4||1,014.7||60.2||954.5||13,540.9|
|Total of all water users||2018*||1,140.0||1,187.8||63.5||1,124.3||13,067.1|
|Total private households||2016*||805.3||.||.||.||.|
|Total private households||2017*||782.1||.||.||.||.|
|Total private households||2018*||837.2||.||.||.||.|
|A-U All economic activities||2016*||290.0||.||.||.||.|
|A-U All economic activities||2017*||319.3||.||.||.||.|
|A-U All economic activities||2018*||302.8||.||.||.||.|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2016*||43.6||56.4||0.0||56.4||20.1|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2017*||48.4||97.0||0.0||97.0||22.7|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||2018*||48.9||225.3||0.0||225.3||76.8|
|B Mining and quarrying||2016*||2.5||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.7|
|B Mining and quarrying||2017*||2.9||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.7|
|B Mining and quarrying||2018*||2.9||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.8|
|10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages||2016*||53.3||56.4||23.5||32.9||153.6|
|10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages||2017*||60.5||44.9||10.5||34.4||157.6|
|10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages||2018*||56.4||43.6||9.1||34.5||179.9|
|20 Manufacture of chemicals||2016*||32.6||11.2||3.8||7.4||2,075.5|
|20 Manufacture of chemicals||2017*||43.8||11.8||4.2||7.5||2,136.9|
|20 Manufacture of chemicals||2018*||33.9||12.9||5.1||7.8||2,033.4|
|D Electricity and gas supply||2016*||3.7||3.7||0.0||3.7||10,377.6|
|D Electricity and gas supply||2017*||3.9||3.9||0.0||3.9||9,613.6|
|D Electricity and gas supply||2018*||3.5||3.9||0.0||3.9||8,868.4|
|E Water supply and waste management||2016*||3.7||779.4||0.1||779.3||1,037.3|
|E Water supply and waste management||2017*||4.3||783.6||0.1||783.5||904.8|
|E Water supply and waste management||2018*||5.1||826.2||0.7||825.5||1,141.1|
|36 Water collection and distribution||2016*||0.2||777.9||-||777.9||482.5|
|36 Water collection and distribution||2017*||0.2||782.1||-||782.1||417.3|
|36 Water collection and distribution||2018*||0.2||823.4||-||823.4||488.8|