Colombia: Precipitation

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 Colombia

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 3,240
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1962 - 2020
 Average 3,229
 Min - Max 2,612 - 3,240
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Colombia from 1962 to 2020. The average value for Colombia during that period was 3229 mm per year with a minimum of 2612 mm per year in 2000 and a maximum of 3240 mm per year in 1962. The latest value from 2020 is 3240 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
Colombia - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Colombia - 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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 Agriculture value added 28.54 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 427,180 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 98.9 2021 index points
 Precipitation 3,240 2020 mm per year
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 Forest area, sq.km 589,426.3 2021 sq. km
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