Water use

  • The volume of irrigation water used by Spanish agriculture amounted to 15,495 hm3 in 2018.
  • Irrigation uses 60% of the total volume of water abstracted in the country.
  • 40% of irrigation water was applied by drip irrigation systems.
  • Arable crops received the largest proportion of irrigation water (55%), followed by fruit trees (17%) and vegetables and potatoes (11%).
  • Surface water constituted the largest source of water available for irrigation in terms of volume (74%).