* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Precipitation, mm per year, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 178 countries was 1168 mm per year. The highest value was in Colombia: 3240 mm per year and the lowest value was in Egypt: 18 mm per year. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: mm per year; Source: FAO
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Countries Precipitation, 2020 Global rank Available data
Colombia 3240 1 1962 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 3200 2 1961 - 2020
Papua N.G. 3142 3 1961 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 3028 4 1961 - 2020
Panama 2928 5 1961 - 2020
Costa Rica 2926 6 1961 - 2020
Samoa 2880 7 1962 - 2020
Malaysia 2875 8 1961 - 2020
Brunei 2722 9 1961 - 2020
Indonesia 2702 10 1961 - 2020
Bangladesh 2666 11 1961 - 2020
Fiji 2592 12 1961 - 2020
Sierra Leone 2526 13 1961 - 2020
Singapore 2497 14 1961 - 2020
Liberia 2391 15 1961 - 2020
Guyana 2387 16 1962 - 2020
Grenada 2350 17 1961 - 2020
Philippines 2348 18 1961 - 2020
Suriname 2331 19 1962 - 2020
Seychelles 2330 20 1961 - 2020
Saint Lucia 2301 21 1961 - 2020
Nicaragua 2280 22 1961 - 2020
Ecuador 2274 23 1962 - 2020
Bhutan 2200 24 1961 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 2200 25 1961 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 2156 26 1961 - 2020
Burma 2091 27 1961 - 2020
Dominica 2083 28 1961 - 2020
Puerto Rico 2054 29 1961 - 2020
Jamaica 2051 30 1961 - 2020
Venezuela 2044 31 1961 - 2020
Mauritius 2041 32 1961 - 2020
Vanuatu 2000 33 1962 - 2020
Guatemala 1996 34 1961 - 2020
Honduras 1976 35 1961 - 2020
Maldives 1972 36 1961 - 2020
Iceland 1940 37 1961 - 2020
Cambodia 1904 38 1961 - 2020
Laos 1834 39 1961 - 2020
Gabon 1831 40 1961 - 2020
Vietnam 1821 41 1961 - 2020
El Salvador 1784 42 1961 - 2020
Brazil 1761 43 1961 - 2020
Peru 1738 44 1962 - 2020
New Zealand 1732 45 1961 - 2020
Sri Lanka 1712 46 1961 - 2020
Belize 1705 47 1961 - 2020
Japan 1668 48 1961 - 2020
Guinea 1651 49 1961 - 2020
R. of Congo 1646 50 1961 - 2020
Thailand 1622 51 1961 - 2020
Cameroon 1604 52 1961 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 1583 53 1961 - 2020
G.-Bissau 1577 54 1961 - 2020
DR Congo 1543 55 1961 - 2020
Switzerland 1537 56 1961 - 2020
Chile 1522 57 1962 - 2020
Madagascar 1513 58 1961 - 2020
Nepal 1500 59 1961 - 2020
Albania 1485 60 1961 - 2020
Haiti 1440 61 1961 - 2020
Barbados 1422 62 1961 - 2020
Norway 1414 63 1961 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 1410 64 1961 - 2020
Ivory Coast 1348 65 1961 - 2020
C.A. Republic 1343 66 1961 - 2020
Uruguay 1300 67 1962 - 2020
Bahamas 1292 68 1961 - 2020
Burundi 1274 69 1961 - 2020
South Korea 1274 70 1961 - 2020
UK 1220 71 1961 - 2020
Rwanda 1212 72 1961 - 2020
Ghana 1187 73 1961 - 2020
Malawi 1181 74 1961 - 2020
Uganda 1180 75 1961 - 2020
Togo 1168 76 1961 - 2020
Slovenia 1162 77 1992 - 2020
Nigeria 1150 78 1961 - 2020
Bolivia 1146 79 1962 - 2020
Paraguay 1130 80 1962 - 2020
Ireland 1118 81 1961 - 2020
Croatia 1113 82 1992 - 2020
Austria 1110 83 1961 - 2020
India 1083 84 1961 - 2020
Tanzania 1071 85 1961 - 2020
North Korea 1054 86 1961 - 2020
Benin 1039 87 1961 - 2020
Mozambique 1032 88 1961 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 1030 89 1961 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 1028 90 1992 - 2020
Georgia 1026 91 1992 - 2020
Zambia 1020 92 1961 - 2020
Angola 1010 93 1961 - 2020
Luxembourg 934 94 1961 - 2020
Comoros 900 95 1961 - 2020
France 867 96 1961 - 2020
Portugal 854 97 1961 - 2020
Ethiopia 848 98 1993 - 2020
Belgium 847 99 1961 - 2020
Gambia 836 100 1961 - 2020
Italy 832 101 1961 - 2020
Slovakia 824 102 1993 - 2020
Lesotho 788 103 1961 - 2020
Swaziland 788 104 1961 - 2020
Netherlands 778 105 1961 - 2020
Mexico 758 106 1962 - 2020
Burkina Faso 748 107 1961 - 2020
USA 715 108 1961 - 2020
Denmark 703 109 1961 - 2020
Germany 700 110 1961 - 2020
Tajikistan 691 111 1992 - 2020
Senegal 686 112 1961 - 2020
Czechia 677 113 1993 - 2020
Latvia 667 114 1992 - 2020
Lebanon 661 115 1961 - 2020
Zimbabwe 657 116 1961 - 2020
Lithuania 656 117 1992 - 2020
Greece 652 118 1961 - 2020
China 645 119 1962 - 2020
Romania 637 120 1961 - 2020
Spain 636 121 1961 - 2020
Kenya 630 122 1961 - 2020
Estonia 626 123 1992 - 2020
Sweden 624 124 1961 - 2020
North Macedonia 619 125 1992 - 2020
Belarus 618 126 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria 608 127 1961 - 2020
Poland 600 128 1961 - 2020
Turkey 593 129 1961 - 2020
Argentina 591 130 1962 - 2020
Hungary 589 131 1961 - 2020
Ukraine 565 132 1992 - 2020
Armenia 562 133 1992 - 2020
Malta 560 134 1961 - 2020
Canada 537 135 1961 - 2020
Finland 536 136 1961 - 2020
Australia 534 137 1961 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 533 138 1992 - 2020
Cyprus 498 139 1961 - 2020
South Africa 495 140 1961 - 2020
Pakistan 494 141 1961 - 2020
Russia 460 142 1992 - 2020
Moldova 450 143 1992 - 2020
Azerbaijan 447 144 1992 - 2020
Israel 435 145 1961 - 2020
Botswana 416 146 1961 - 2020
Palestine 402 147 1961 - 2020
Eritrea 384 148 1993 - 2020
Morocco 346 149 1961 - 2020
Afghanistan 327 150 1961 - 2020
Chad 322 151 1961 - 2020
Namibia 285 152 1961 - 2020
Mali 282 153 1961 - 2020
Somalia 282 154 1961 - 2020
Syria 252 155 1961 - 2020
Kazakhstan 250 156 1992 - 2020
Sudan 250 157 2012 - 2020
Mongolia 241 158 1961 - 2020
Cape Verde 228 159 1961 - 2020
Iran 228 160 1961 - 2020
Djibouti 220 161 1961 - 2020
Iraq 216 162 1961 - 2020
Tunisia 207 163 1961 - 2020
Uzbekistan 206 164 1992 - 2020
Yemen 167 165 1961 - 2020
Turkmenistan 161 166 1992 - 2020
Niger 151 167 1961 - 2020
Oman 125 168 1961 - 2020
Kuwait 121 169 1961 - 2020
Jordan 111 170 1961 - 2020
Mauritania 92 171 1961 - 2020
Algeria 89 172 1961 - 2020
Bahrain 83 173 1961 - 2020
UA Emirates 78 174 1961 - 2020
Qatar 74 175 1961 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 59 176 1961 - 2020
Libya 56 177 1961 - 2020
Egypt 18 178 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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