During 2019, 67 692 thous. m3 of water were abstracted for irrigation, 24.1% less than in the previous year. Water was mostly pumped from water currents (90.2%), while the rest of quantities were abstracted from the groundwater, lakes and reservoirs and from public water supply network.
Sprinkling was the most used type of irrigation. Of the total irrigated surface, 92.3% were irrigated by sprinkling, 7.6% by drop-by-drop and 0.1% by surface irrigation.
During 2019, in the Republic of Serbia, 46 863 ha of agricultural land were irrigated, 0.2% less than in the previous year. Of the total irrigated area, arable land and gardens accounted for 94.9%, followed by orchards which accounted for 4.5% and other agricultural land for 0.6%.