China: Precipitation

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 China

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 645
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1962 - 2020
 Average 645
 Min - Max 645 - 645
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1962 to 2020. The average value for China during that period was 645 mm per year with a minimum of 645 mm per year in 1962 and a maximum of 645 mm per year in 1962. The latest value from 2020 is 645 mm per year. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 1168 mm per year. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Precipitation - historical chart - 1962-2020




Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.


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