Which Country Produces the Most Electricity from Nuclear?

Electricity Production from Nuclear Sources (GWh), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 29 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in electricity production from nuclear sources with 847,315 GWh followed by France and China. On the other end of the scale was Netherlands with 5,338 GWh, Argentina with 6,267 GWh and Slovenia with 6,285 GWh.

Total electricity production from nuclear sources reached 2,635,561 GWh in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.862 % more than in the previous year and -4.21 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electricity production from nuclear sources reached an all time high of 2,803,605 GWh in 2006 and an all time low of 2,924 GWh in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 12.7 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 32.1 % of electricity production from nuclear sources in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 56.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 85.0 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production from Nuclear Sources indicator page.

Electricity Production from Nuclear Sources Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium GWh 48,234 40,295 42,644 33,703 26,103
Canada GWh 92,938 94,203 102,720 106,535 101,101
China GWh 86,350 97,394 111,613 132,538 170,789
Czech Republic GWh 28,283 30,324 30,745 30,325 26,841
France GWh 442,388 425,406 423,685 436,479 437,428
Germany GWh 107,971 99,460 97,290 97,129 91,786
India GWh 32,224 33,140 33,308 34,686 38,308
Japan GWh 162,927 17,991 14,603 ... 4,524
Russia GWh 172,941 177,534 172,508 180,757 195,470
South Korea GWh 154,723 150,327 138,784 156,407 164,762
Spain GWh 57,731 61,470 56,731 57,305 57,305
Sweden GWh 60,475 64,037 66,457 64,877 56,348
USA GWh 831,794 809,822 830,544 839,122 839,135
Ukraine GWh 90,248 90,137 83,209 88,389 87,627
United Kingdom GWh 68,980 70,405 70,607 63,748 70,345