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Table 16. Desalination Capacity by Country, January 1, 1996

  Total Capacity
Country (cubic meters/day)
Saudi Arabia 5,006,194
United States 2,799,000
United Arab Emirates 2,134,233
Kuwait 1,284,327
Libya 638,377
Japan 637,900
Qatar 560,764
Spain 492,824
Italy 483,668
Iran 423,427
Iraq 324,476
Bahrain 282,955
Korea 265,957
Netherland Antilles 210,905
Algeria 190,837
Hong Kong 183,079
Oman 180,621
Kazakhstan 167,379
Malta 145,031
Singapore 133,695
Russia 116,140
India 115,509
Holland 110,438
Mexico 105,146
Indonesia 103,244
Egypt 102,051
Great Britain 101,397
Taiwan 101,180
Israel 90,378
Chile 83,509
Australia 82,129
South Africa 79,531
Virgin Islands St. Croix 71,940
Tunisia 47,402
Virgin Islands St. Thomas 46,807
Turmenistan 43,707
Bahamas 37,474
Yemen 36,996
Canada 35,629
Greece 35,620
Virgin Islands Tortola 31,702
Uzbekistan 31,200
France 29,112
Antigua 28,533
Peru 24,538
Thailand 24,075
Ukraine 21,000
Poland 20,564
Gibralter 20,079
Morocco 19,700
Venezuela 19,629
Cuba 18,926
Lebanon 17,083
Cayman Islands 16,986
Maldives 16,940
Argentina 15,960
Austria 14,540
Malaysia 13,699
Bermudas 13,171
Azerbaijan 12,680
Belarus 12,640
Czech Republic 11,085
Cabo Verde 10,500
French Antigua 10,400
Colombia 7,165
Jordan 7,131
Sahara 7,002
Cyprus 6,275
Jamaica 6,094
Nigeria 6,000
Denmark 5,960
Portugal 5,920
Philippines 5,648
Syria 5,488
Pakistan 4,560
Mauritania 4,440
Ecuador 4,433
Belgium 3,900
Ireland 2,725
Marshall Island 2,650
Switzerland 2,506
Yugoslavia 2,204
Sudan 1,450
Acsension 1,362
Bulgaria 1,320
Sweden 1,300
Norway 1,200
Nauru Pacific 1,136
Domincan Republic 1,135
Namibia 1,090
Brazil 1,079
Paraguay 1,000
Belize 757
Virgin Islands Handsome Bay 681
Virgin Islands Road Town 681
Honduras 651
Turks and Caicos 640
Turkey 600
Virgin Islands St. John 568
Hungary 500

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