Industry water abstraction, by type of water and region. Year 2005 - 2015
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This table contains statistics on water abstraction in industry disaggregated by region and type of water. Industry is defined as companies within section B, C and D (Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing and Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply) in the NACE framework. Type of water denotes source of water, e.g. groundwater, surface water, sea water or water purchased from other water supplier. Note that water abstraction from nuclear power plants is not included in the table. Volumes of abstracted water can differ from volumes of used water. For data on water use, please use the table: Water use in industry by region and type of water.
The statistics refer to water abstraction during the entire year of reference.
Correction 2017-09-06. Data for the year 2015 have been corrected due to overestimation of purchased potable water.
Figures according to older regional divisions have been restated in order to facilitate comparisons over time.
type of water
purchased potable water
Purchased potable water delivered from public or other water supplier.
purchased potable water and reused water
Purchased potable water and treated or untreated water used by other economic unit before delivery.
groundwater from own source
Freshwater recovered, from an underground formation, by means of self-supply.
groundwater from own source including drainage water
Freshwater recovered from, an underground formation, by means of self-supply and drainage water from mines and quarries. Before 2015, drainage water was not included in the data collection. For time series analysis on groundwater abstraction, please use “Groundwater from own source”.
surface water from own source
Freshwater recovered from lakes or other water courses by means of self-supply.
sea water from own source
Salt or brackish water recovered from the sea by means of self-supply.
water from unknown source
Water that cannot be assigned to a known source of origin.
total volume of freshwater
Total volume of freshwater purchased and abstracted by means of self-supply.
total volume of water
Total volume of freshwater and seawater purchased and abstracted by means of self-supply.

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Official statistics
Latest update
Jerker Moström, Statistics Sweden
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Water abstraction in industry:
1 000 cubic meters
Reference time
Water abstraction in industry:
Each 5:th year
Data type
Water abstraction in industry:
Day adjusted
Water abstraction in industry:
Seasonally adjusted
Water abstraction in industry:
Creation date
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden