Zimbabwe: Precipitation

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 Zimbabwe

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 657
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1961 - 2020
 Average 658
 Min - Max 657 - 692
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Zimbabwe from 1961 to 2020. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 658 mm per year with a minimum of 657 mm per year in 1961 and a maximum of 692 mm per year in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 657 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
Zimbabwe - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Zimbabwe - Precipitation - historical chart - 1961-2020




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 1.97 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 162,000 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 128.6 2021 index points
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 Forest area, sq.km 173,985.1 2021 sq. km
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