Product water footprint statistics

Statistics on green, blue and grey water footprints of crops, derived crop products, biofuels, livestock products, and industrial products. All data are available at national and sub-national level.

Water footprints of crops and derived crop products (1996-2005)

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Reference: Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(5): 1577-1600.

Water footprints of biofuels (1996-2005)

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Reference: Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) The green, blue and grey water footprint of crops and derived crop products, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(5): 1577-1600.

Water footprints of farm animals and animal products (1996-2005)

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Reference: Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2012) A global assessment of the water footprint of farm animal products, Ecosystems, 15(3): 401–415.

Water footprints of industrial products (1996-2005)

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Reference: Mekonnen, M.M. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2011) National water footprint accounts: the green, blue and grey water footprint of production and consumption, Value of Water Research Report Series No.50, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.

Water footprints of wood products (1997-2015)

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Reference 1: Cazcarro, I., Schyns, J.F., Arto, I. & Sanz, M.J. (2022) Nations’ water footprints and virtual water trade of wood products. Advances in Water Resources, 164: 104188. Find it here
Reference 2: Schyns, J.F., Booij, M.J. & Hoekstra, A.Y. (2017) The water footprint of wood for lumber, pulp, paper, fuel and firewood, Advances in Water Resources, 107: 490-501. Find it here