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CAIRO – 8 May 2017: Egypt produced a total 9.3 billion cubic meters of pure water in 2015/2016 compared to 8.9 billion cubic meters in 2014/2015, an increase of 4.5 percent, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a Sunday report.
“The per capita average of pure water produced was 102.1 m3 in 2015/ 2016, compared to 101.1 m3 in 2014/2015, an increase of 1 percent,” the report further elaborated.
The annual per capita water supply in Egypt is 600 cubic meters, while the international average is 1,000 cubic meters, according to previous data released by CAPMAS.
Egypt’s water resources produce 62 billion cubic meters annually, while consumption could reach 80 billion cubic meters amid the increasing demand, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atti announced in May 2016.
The Egyptian population increases by one million every six months, according to a June 2016 CAPMAS report.